Arsenal and Liverpool up chase for Mexican World Cup star

Liverpool and Arsenal will strengthen their bids to sign Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa after his sensational performance against Brazil in the World Cup last night, Express reports.

Ochoa has been targeted by several of Europe’s top clubs ever since becoming a free agent after three years with French side Ajaccio.

Monaco, Liverpool, and Arsenal are thought to be the three clubs most interested in the goalkeeper, with the Premier League duo in dire need of reinforcements in that area.

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The Gunners lost Lukasz Fabianski to Swansea recently and Liverpool need someone to challenge number-one Simon Mignolet, who has had an indifferent season.

And Ochoa only raised his value with an incredible display against World Cup hosts Brazil, earning the Man of the Match award in the process.

Yet it seems the 28-year-old is looking to stay in France, but may consider other options in search of Champions League football.

He told French newspaper L’Equipe: “My priority is to stay in France, but I am open to any propositions.

“I have improved in the last three years, most notably in handling the pace of games.

“But I was used to top competition when I played in Mexico. I now need to play in the Champions League to be sure of my level.”