Arsenal & Liverpool offered chance to sign La Liga striker for £24m

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Valencia have reportedly offered former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo to a number of Premier League clubs this summer, including Arsenal and Liverpool.

The La Liga side are claimed to be keen to offload the Spanish international, despite only just signing him permanently from City after he spent the 2014/15 season on loan at the Mestalla.

The Daily Mirror states that Negredo is not wanted at Valencia, having failed to impress in his time with the club so far, scoring just six goals in 33 games this term, making it statistically one of the worst seasons of his whole career.

As recently as 2012/13, Negredo scored 31 goals in all competitions for Sevilla, which earned him a big move to City that summer, and he had a decent first season in England as well, finding the back of the net 23 times in total, though a dry spell towards the end of the season persuaded manager Manuel Pellegrini to let him go.

Now out of favour at his new club, Negredo could be offered a return to the Premier League, though the Mirror states that there have been no takers for him so far, with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton seemingly not interested in paying the £24m that would supposedly required to compete the move.

The 29-year-old may now be past his best after a long and successful career, and that fee will look a little off-putting, even if Arsenal and Liverpool are looking in need of strengthening in attack this summer due to some underwhelming seasons from their current forward players.

Still, another report in the Daily Mirror today claims that one of Arsenal’s main targets in that position, Porto’s Jackson Martinez, is looking like being on his way to AC Milan, which means the Gunners may have to consider other options.

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