Transfer roundup: Playmaker says he wants Arsenal move, Liverpool chase midfield duo

Xabi Alonso

Arsenal and Liverpool are at the core of the transfer rumblings this Wednesday, as Premier League football returns this weekend after the international break.

The Reds are being touted as the latest English club to be interested in an Argentine star frequently linked with Manchester United, while Jurgen Klopp’s men are also reportedly chasing a former Kop hero.

Meanwhile, one of the brightest prospects in African football has expressed his desire to make a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool explore Biglia deal

Italian source Gazzetta dello Sport have stated that Liverpool are closing in on Lucas Biglia, with the Reds the latest Premier League team to be linked with a move for the Lazio star.

Lucas BigliaThe former Anderlecht midfielder has become a stalwart for both club and country, and scored the only goal of the game as Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 away from home on Tuesday night.

Biglia has consistently been mentioned as a potential addition for Manchester United, but Jurgen Klopp’s men are believed to be ready to make a move for the South American ace.

Nigerian youngster Kelechi Nwakali states Arsenal desire

MTN Football quote 17-year-old wonder kid Kelechi Nwakali as stating that despite interest from fellow Premier League clubs, he wants to join Arsenal.

Kelechi NwakaliThe versatile and gifted midfielder starred for Nigeria at the Under-17 World Cup in the summer and has recently undergone a trial at Manchester City.

Despite this and interest from Chelsea, the teenager has spoken out about his wish to sign for the Gunners.

“I would love to play for Arsenal,” he said.

“They are the Premier League club I will like to play for because they play the best football in the world.”

Alonso tipped for Anfield return

Finally, Bild state that Spanish veteran Xabi Alonso could well be set to return to Liverpool next summer.

Xabi AlonsoThe Bayern Munich midfielder was a fans’ favourite at the Merseyside club but has since moved on to star for Real Madrid and now the Bavarian giants.

The German newspaper state that Alonso is keen on a return to the Premier League club and will sign for the Reds after leaving the Bundesliga.

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