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Arsenal are chasing reported Liverpool target Karim Adeyemi, according to the Daily Mail.

The outlet claims that the Gunners and the Reds are actively interested in the 19-year-old attacker.

As well as Arsenal and Liverpool, Barcelona are also reportedly keen on Adeyemi.

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And Chelsea and Manchester City have also “shown interest” in the Red Bull Salzburg ace, added the outlet.

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According to BILD, the Austrian giants value Adeyemi at around £17million.

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Adeyemi is one of the most promising young attacking players in European football.

At just 19, he boasts an impressive 36 goals and 29 assists from 101 competitive club appearances.

Adeyemi has also made his Germany breakthrough, scoring on his debut against Armenia in September.

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The 2002-born ace played at youth level for TSV Forstenried, Bayern Munich and SpVgg Unterhaching before joining Salzburg in 2018.

Adeyemi spent the 2018-19 season on loan at feeder club FC Liefering, and the following season he played for both Liefering and Salzburg.

Last season, he became a regular with his parent club, replacing Erling Haaland up front after his move to Borussia Dortmund.

“Very fast and technically strong”

Adeyemi plies his trade at centre-forward, but can also play on the wings.

According to Dennis Melzer of Eurosport Germany, Adeyemi sees Arjen Robben as his idol and has modelled his game on the Dutch icon.

“Karim is a very fast and technically strong player,” Melzer told Eurosport.

“He is dangerous in front of goal, his role model has always been Arjen Robben, and his style is sometimes like the Dutchman.

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“Adeyemi’s great advantage is his flexibility.

“When Salzburg plays with two strikers, he is very valuable because the entire game is not centered on him.

“When Salzburg play with only one striker, Karim can move onto the wings and benefit from his speed.

“It’s hard to say which position he’s better at. I would rather say: Karim is incredibly valuable on both.”

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