Arsenal And Liverpool Given Green Light To Sign Barcelona Starlet

Emirates and Anfield club want Nou Camp youngster.

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Arsenal and Liverpool will step up their efforts to sign Barcelona winger Jeffren after the La Liga giants admitted he will leave the club this summer.

The 23-year-old wants regular first-team football and is prepared to leave the Spanish and European champions to get it.

The Spain U21 international, who tasted success in the European Championship this summer, wants to keep his fine form going.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers have been linked with him but have not made an offer.

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta insists he is working hard to strike a deal for all parties.

“I can assure you that the market isn’t as active as people say,” said Zubizarreta.

“We are working with his agent and we will look for the best place for him to continue his career.”

Nou Camp boss Pep Guardiola claims he is trying to buy Udinese forward Alexis Sanchez as a replacement for Jeffren and Roma-bound Bojan.

“We need a forward,” he said. “We have more players in midfield than in attack. Bojan (Krkic) and Jeffren (Suarez) both want to leave, so the attack is more important.”

Arsenal may be slight favourites, as Barcelona may include the Jeffren as part of the deal that could see Cesc Fabregas arrive at the Nou Camp.

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