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Emirates Stadium side set for squadshake up in 2013.
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Reports in The Telegraph suggest that Arsene Wenger is planning some radical changes to his Emirates Stadium squad in the new year and that the Gunners boss has earmarked four ideal additions he would like to bring in to help strengthen the Emirates Stadium squad.
Arsenal have set their sights on teenager Raheem Sterling, who’s impressive form this term led to an England call-up.
Wenger notes that the 17 year old remains in negotiations with Liverpool over a first senior contract but is yet to accept the offer of a new £20,000-a-week deal.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned the youngster to not take too long over negotiations which he knows could leave the starlet vulnerable to bids from a number of interested parties.
Wenger is of course adept at getting the most out of youthful potential and Sterling may well feel that his career progression may be stifled at a Liverpool side that is struggling in the wrong half of the table.
Whilst Arsenal spent big sums, in relation to Wenger’s usual transfer policy, in the summer bringing in three established talents in the form of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, the club could well opt to return to their usual form of squad building.
This usually involves scouting around for top young talents but in the case of Raheem Sterling this could well be an expensive undertaking. If Liverpool did elect to sell the wide-man, and that’s a pretty huge IF, they wouldn’t do so for anything other than an astounding fee.