Arsenal try to hijack move for Liverpool defensive target but have £10.5m bid rejected, asking price increased to £17.5m

Arsenal try to hijack move for Liverpool defensive target but have £10.5m bid rejected, asking price increased to £17.5m

Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer has attracted widespread interest this season after another impressive campaign.

Arsenal became the latest club to linked with the Denmark international after having a £10.5 million bid rejected according to reports in Turkey.

Fotomac report that the Gunners offer was turned down but that they are considering increasing their offer.

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Per the source, AC Milan and Liverpool are also in the race for the 29-year-old.

Turkish-Football recently reported that Liverpool are plotting a move for Kjaer as an alternative for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

The Reds were forced to issue an apology after reports emerged of secret talks between Jurgen Klopp and Van Dijk.

Kjaer does have another two-years remaining on his contract and Fenerbahce are reluctant to accept offers that fall short of their £17.5 million valuation.

The Yellow Canaries priority is to keep hold of their star defender but due to pressure to meet Financial Fair Play regulations they will be forced to consider offers for their highest value players.

The experienced centre-back is returning to Istanbul from international duty having after holding Germany to a 1-1 draw and beat Kazakhstan 3-1.

The Denmark international finished the season with three goals and one assist in 43 games for the Yellow Canaries.

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