Liverpool ready to steal Arsenal strike star

Liverpool are plotting a shock move to steal young striker Chuba Akpom from Arsenal amid suggestions that his contract situation with the Gunners in unclear, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 19-year-old hit-man is seen as one of the north London side’s more exciting emerging players, but he is currently in the final year of his Emirates Stadium deal.

Arsenal are understood to have presented him with fresh terms, yet Akpom is reluctant to commit even though he has been nudged up to the first-team by Arsene Wenger.

Dortmund and Twente are believed to have approached him with pre-contract offers this month, while Manchester City are also in the mix.

Akpom has starred for Arsenal and England at youth level, with his pace and power his major traits.

He spent some of last year on loan with Brentford and Coventry City