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Twist: Liverpool make shock bid for Arsenal's top summer target

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What a twist this would be.

According to Cadena SER, Liverpool have opened talks with the representatives of Arsenal’s number one transfer target Shkodran Mustafi.

The German centre-back has been a target or Gunners boss Arsene Wenger all summer, and whilst there have been talks between Arsenal and Mustafi’s club Valencia, a deal hasn’t progressed as quickly as was initially thought.

Arsenal’s hesitation in paying the £30m reported asking price has led to Liverpool entering the race for the 24-year-old’s signature, with the report suggesting that the Anfield side are further down the line in negotiations than the North London outfit.

It was evident from Sunday’s 4-3 opening weekend encounter, that both side’s need to strengthen defensively between now and the end of the summer transfer window on August 31.

Cue a meltdown of epic proportions if Jurgen Klopp stole the defende from under the nose of Arsene Wenger…

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