Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Reds set to make stunning bid for Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom

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Liverpool are said to be ready to battle with a host of other leading teams to land Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom.

According to the Star, Akpom is stalling on a fresh deal at the Emirates and has alerted European sides and a number of Premier League teams, one of which is thought to be Liverpool.

Akpom is out of contract in the summer and came off the bench in Arsenal’s 3-2 FA Cup win over Brighton at the weekend. He has been offered pre-contract talks with Borussia Dortmund and Dutch sides FC Twente and Feyenoord – according to Eurosport.

Akpom, who joined Arsenal at the age of six, is still some way down the pecking order at Arsenal with Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott ahead of him.