Liverpool are set to make stunning attempt to sign Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom

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 the gunners 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.

Talented striker Chuba was an integral part of the youth set-up last season, scoring 15 times in his 23 appearances for the academy sides.

The England youth international also completed short loan spells at Brentford and Coventry City in the second half of the campaign. Chuba made two appearances for the first team last season and scored a penalty in the shoot-out win against West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup.

He produced impressive showings in the Uefa Youth League and the FA Youth Cup with a combined tally of nine goals in the two cup competitions.

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