Liverpool are linked to an onslaught by young Arsenal's Bukayo Saka – but the Gunners plan to reject any interest in the left-back.
Saka impressed after joining the Arsenal team this season, after overtaking Sead Kolasinac and injured Kieran Tierney.
The 18-year-old, who can play anywhere on the left side of the field, has made 12 Premier League appearances out of 29 in total this season, and has also participated with nine assists.
But he is about to enter the last year of his contract in the Emirates, and his attractive form has alerted Liverpool, according to Football Insider.
However, the publication reports that Arsenal is trying to link him to a new five-year contract – and plans to keep him in his current contract, even if he doesn't commit beyond the next season.
Talks with Saka were suspended during confinement, and the Gunners made the teenager an offer earlier this season.
He started nine of Arsenal's last 11 league games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and coach Mikel Arteta will not want to miss England's U19 squad this summer.
Saka seems to fit the profile of the player Liverpool are looking for, with the Reds focusing on emerging talent, not big money signings.
That said, with his resume enhanced by his Premier League experience this season, Saka would cost more than most 18-year-olds, with Transfermarkt valuing him at £ 18 million.
If he joined Liverpool, he would be Andy Robertson's successor – despite having to wait a while to take first place with the 26-year-old Scot considered one of the best left-backs in the world. .
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