Liverpool are considering a bid to sign out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Wilshere’s career at the Emirates is once again in speculation after he was pictured holding a shisha pipe last week, which is the third time that the England international has been caught in a smoking incident.
And it is believed that manager Arsene Wenger is beginning to lose patience with the 23-year-old’s off field issues as well as his injury problems, and is planning to offload Wilshere this summer.
Arsenal will be commanding a fee of around £25million for the Gunners midfielder, and Wilshere could even ask for a raise to his current £80,000-a-week salary if he was to depart.
Despite his hefty price tag, reports have suggested that Liverpool are mulling over a move for Wilshere as a perfect replacement to club captain Steven Gerrard, who is set to leave the Reds in order to join MLS side LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
Wilshere is also being linked with a move to West Ham United, which was the club he supported growing up as a child.