Arsenal and Liverpool are now doing battle for Yunus Musah after Nottingham Forest saw a summer bid rejected. The Reds wanted the USA midfielder for £25 million but Valencia rejected their opening offer.

According to 90Min, the two Premier League giants are now keen to sign the youngster. Gennaro Gattuso has made him integral to the La Liga outfit and he will cost a pretty penny during the January window.

Musah started every game for his country at the World Cup. He was called ‘monstrous’ for his display against Iran which ultimately saw the Stars and Stripes progress to the last 16 of the World Cup.

Liverpool and Arsenal want Musah
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Now, he’s a wanted man. With all due respect to Forest, Liverpool and Arsenal will provide serious offers and they would surely end any chances the Reds thought they might have of snaring the midfield player.

Both clubs will try and sign the star man in January, according to reports. The player has a minimum fee release clause of £86 million, although Valencia are likely to do business at a lower price.

Steve Cooper has previously raved about Musah. He compared him to Paul Pogba for his athleticism after coaching the player for the England under-17 setup.

Arsenal and Liverpool to do battle for Musah

Forest’s interest will surely waver now that the Premier League giants have emerged as potential suitors for his signature.

It’s easy to see why the Reds wanted the midfielder in the summer. He’s a player that Cooper knows all about and he would have brought something to the squad.

Liverpool and Arsenal want Musah
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Forest now have a plethora of midfield options and it does seem unlikely that any more will be added during the January transfer window.

Musah showcased an all-action style of play at the World Cup. He can seemingly fulfil a number of different roles both defensively and offensively.

At 20-years-old, the starlet looks set for a bright future. Forest might have to admit defeat, however, with Arsenal and Liverpool now in the mix.

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