Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Arsenal & Liverpool Face Fight For Young Swede

Arsenal and Liverpool face fresh competition in the race to sign Alexander Milosevic, according to reports.

The Daily Express claims Fulham boss Martin Jol has taken an interest in the 21-year-old Swede, and is set to keep tabs on the youngster in an U21 international match against Poland this week.

Jol is chasing a new centre-back, the paper reports, but face strong competition for the player’s signature, with Spurs, Celtic, Fiorentina, Eintracht Frankfurt and AC Milan all credited with an interest at different stages in the past.

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs who have also been linked with Milosevic, whose contract with AIK runs out at the end of the season.

The Gunners have looked strong at the back this season, shipping just eight goals in seven games as they sit atop of the Premier League table.

However, manager Arsene Wenger is renowned for bringing top young talent to the Emirates Stadium, and it will be interesting to see if the Arsenal boss goes back in for the former Vasalunds IF starlet.

The Reds have been even better at the back this term, conceding just five goals on their way to second-place in the English top flight.

Brendan Rodgers is another manager who’s happy to gamble on youth, with several youngsters involved in the Liverpool first team this season.

Milosevic would be another player for the future at Anfield if he were to arrive on Merseyside, but again there is plenty of competition standing in the Reds' way if they wish to pursue the signature.

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