Liverpool Open Talks Over £42M Mexico Star Lozano… But Arsenal Want Him Too
Premier League giants Liverpool are monitoring the availability of £42million-rated Mexican star Hirving Lozano.
The Reds have now held talks to sign the PSV forward, who has displayed sublime form this season – with 10 goals to his name in 15 games so far.
Reds boss is well aware that Barcelona are set to return with a mega-bid for Philippe Coutinho in January, having tried to rope him in for £115m in the 25-year-old summer.
Barcelona were desperate to sign Coutinho over the summer but despite repeated attempts the La Liga giants failed to convince the Reds to sell their most prized asset.
The Brazilian had handed in an official transfer request but Liverpool turned down Barcelona’s three back-to-back bids for Coutinho and he ended up remaining at Anfield and has now displayed good form for the Premier League club.
Barca’s chief executive Oscar Grau have now said that the La Liga giants will go back in for him again in the winter window.
Barcelona are reportedly eyeing to launch an offer of £135m to tempt Liverpool to sell Coutinho in January with
And so Klopp has now identified Lozano as a potential replacement for the Brazilian, but reports claim that the Reds will face an uphill task to secure the services of the 22-year-old.
Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the Mexican forward and has reportedly identified him as a replacement for contract-rebel Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez, whose current contract will run out at the end of the season, has seen a dip in his form and it is being said that Wenger now wants to see him move to Paris Saint-Germain, and wants a swap deal involving long-time target Julian Draxler.
Wenger is well aware that he has to make a good signing to overturn Arsenal’s disappointing season – with them not playing in the Champions League and sitting fifth in the Premier League table – 19 points behind current league leaders Manchester City.
Lozano joined PSV on a six-year contract from Mexican side Pachuca in June.
He has also shown good form in the international circuit – with seven goals to his name 24 appearances for his country.