Arsenal and Liverpool alerted as target is confirmed for Ligue 1 exit

Arsenal and Liverpool have been alerted by confirmation that Aymen Abdennour is keen on leaving Monaco, according to his agent, as reported by the Express.

The 24-year-old is being targeted by the Premier League pair as a potential centre-back reinforcement, but faces competition from a host of European giants.

Apart from the two Premier League sides, Roma, Inter Milan, and AC Milan are also being linked with the player while clubs in Spain have shown interest in his services as well.

His agent revealed that he has already stated his intentions to leave France in favour of a move to another country.

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“There are no problems with [manager Leandro] Jardim or the club,” he said.

“But the truth is that Abdennour wants to leave. He wants a new adventure, and there are opportunities in Spain, Italy and England.

“There’s been some contact, with Milan for example [who couldn’t sign him until 2016, due to rules on non-EU players], and Roma and Inter showed some interest too.”

The Gunners have been lacking in their central defensive positions ever since the previous campaign, with manager Arsene Wenger keen to sign an adequate backup.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was also interested in the defender’s services in the past and may continue his summer spending given Abdennour’s desire to leave.