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Liverpool Move Into The Battle For Prolific Reported Arsenal Target

Reds join the chase for Marseille striker Andre Pierre Gignac.

Liverpool have joined the clutch of clubs positioning themselves for a January tilt at the signing of prolific French international striker Andre Pierre Gignac from high-flying Olympique Marseille, report the Metro, meaning that they join Premier League rivals Arsenal in having been linked with Ligue 1’s runaway top goalscorer.

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Gignac endured a tough year at the Stade Velodrome last season as the goals dried up for the powerful striker and the team were jeered after collapsing into mid-table in Ligue 1, but like both the club and many of his teammates, Gignac has been revitalised by the arrival of the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa as manager.

He has become the focal point of Marseille’s quick, attacking system and has spearheaded their title challenge, with Marseille keeping pace with the nouveau riche Paris Saint Germain at the summit of Ligue 1, despite a recent defeat at the Parc des Princes.

The fact that Gignac is out of contract at the end of the season has meant that the vultures have begun circling around Gignac, however, with continental giants Inter Milan and Galatasaray also being linked with a potential bargain basement move for Gignac by the Metro report.

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