Arsenal & Liverpool to miss out on Turkey starlet

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Bundesliga side Hamburg are confident Turkey international Hakan Calhanoglu will reject offers from Arsenal and Liverpool to stay in Germany.

The attacking midfielder is said to be attracting interest from the Premier League duo after impressing for Hamburg.

Calhanoglu, 19, has scored four goals in 15 games for the Bundesliga outfit so far this season, which has alerted the attention of several of Europe's top clubs.

The playmaker's agent said earlier on in the week that they expected Arsenal to launch a bid for the German-born Turkey international when the transfer window re-opened in January.

However Hamburg sporting director Olivier Kreuzer has told Calhanoglu to reject overtures from Arsenal and Liverpool in order to stay at the Imtech Arena.

Speaking to The Sun, Kreuzer said: “We want to extend his contract until 2018.

“We know he appeals to many clubs but he’s all right here and sees his immediate future with us.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers are now likely to turn their attentions elsewhere as they look to strengthen their respective squads for a Premier League title push.

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