Liverpool to battle Arsenal over €19m Spanish Attacker

According to media reports, Liverpool and Arsenal are set to do battle over the signature of €19m-rated Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao this month.

The Spanish has emerged as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Serie A since making his Lazio debut last season and has gone on to score 8 goals and provide 11 assists in his 44 appearances so far.

As exciting a talent as Keita is, there are serious question marks over his attitude following a series of incidents and it’s understood Lazio are willing to cash-in this month if their €19 million valuation is met.

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The 19-year-old’s potential has alerted Arsenal and Liverpool with both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers said to be keen on securing the Spanish-born forward to the Premier League.

The Inter Milan are also interested but with Lazio believed to be reluctant to sell to a domestic rival, it looks like Arsenal and Liverpool are set to fight it out over the players signature.

As, Keita came through the youth system at Barcelona but was thrown out the club in 2011 due to concerns over his behaviour and it doesn’t seem like things have gotten any better in Italy, so both gaffers, Wenger and Rodgers may have their hands full if either of them do end up signing the youngster.

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