Arsenal boss Emery fears Liverpool hijack in deal for German international

Oli Fisher

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly worried that Liverpool will hijack a possible move for a former Schalke star this summer.

According to a report from Transfermarketweb, the Gunners are interested in signing free agent Max Meyer before the start of the new season.

The 22-year-old Germany international is still on the look out for a new club after allowing his contract at Schalke to run down.

Meyer has been repeatedly linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, but German newspaper Bild claimed last week that the Premier League pair were told Meyer wanted more than £4million a year – wages the two clubs were not prepared to pay him.

However, TMW suggests that a deal is not dead for either club, and that Emery fears Jurgen Klopp will make a fresh bid to land the versatile midfielder.

Speaking last week, Emery admitted that despite already making five signings this summer, new players would arrive if the deal was right.

“We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them,” the Spaniard claimed.

“At the moment, I think the squad is complete.

“We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players.”


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