Arsenal, Liverpool to battle Barcelona, others to sign Brazil wonderkid Emerson

Arsenal, Liverpool to battle Barcelona, others to sign Brazil wonderkid Emerson

- Brazil youngster Emerson has emerged a priority transfer target for Arsenal and Liverpool this month

- The defender is also wanted by Barcelona and a few other top European clubs sides during January transfer window

- Emerson's impressive performances for Atletico Mineiro is the reason coaches are jostling for his signature

Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly battling for the signature of Brazil youngster Emerson.

The 20-year-old defender currently plays for Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian League and his superb performances has attracted interests from top European clubs this transfer window.

His current deal with the Estadio Independencia outfit until 2022 having joined them from Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in April 2018.

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Talk Sport quoting Mundo Deportivo reveals that Barcelona are also interested in adding the right back into their squad to boost their defensive ranks.

Other clubs in the chase for the highly rated Brazil U-20 defender are Watford, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Valencia.

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Meanwhile, both the Gunners and the Reds appears more interested in the player as they currently have issues in that department.

Hector Bellerin is set to miss up to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament during the 2-0 win over Chelsea.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are also out for the Reds, although neither injury is long-term so a summer move could fit into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal have launched a bid for PSV Eindhoven attacker Hirving Lozano according to SunSport.

The Mexican forward has been in superb form for his Dutch League side this campaign - scoring 11 goals and assisting six others in 17 topflight matches.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has however made the 23-year-old a major target as replacement for out-of-favour star Mesut Ozil.

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