Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are ready to make bids for Hamburg playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu after German side Bayer Levekusen confirmed they have already had a bid turned down.
The 20 year old is one of the German league’s biggest prospects, and has enjoyed a fine season at HSV, scoring 11 times in 32 appearences. Leverkusen have claimed they did manage to agree personal terms with Calhanoglu, and CEO Michael Schade believes that Hamburg are in no doubt that the player wants to leave.
Arsenal and Chelsea are both keen to add the playmaker to their teams, with Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool watching quietly at proceedings. Rodgers took a trip personally to watch the midfielder, and has been advised by scouts to make a move for the Turk once he finalises Adam Lallana’s switch from Southampton.
Jose Mourinho is in the process of rebuilding his squad as he looks to push for the Premier League title next season, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has always been keen on young players.
However, Leverkusen remain in pole position to sign the playmaker, and they have declared they are ready to make a fresh bid after seeing their previous one turned down.
By Ben Kelly
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