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Hamburg's South Korean prodigy Heung-Min Son has been on the radar of Arsenal and Liverpool for a while now, and the Premier League sides could draw up offers for the striker this January after he reportedly turned down a new contract with the Bundesliga club.
The 20 year-old quit boyhood club Dongbuk High School to join Hamburg in 2008 and made his debut for the German club in October 2010. The striker has grown by leaps and bounds to establish himself in the first team and has started this season in blistering form with 6 goals from just 12 league appearances.
Son sparked a scramble for his signature when he declared, â€œItâ€™s very hard to say that I will renew at the moment,â€ on being quizzed about whether he will sign an extension to his contract with Hamburg, with just 18 months left on his existing deal.
The Metro reported that Hamburg are desperately keen to keep Son on their books and prepared a new four-year deal for him, but the striker turned it down. Arsenal and Liverpool have scouted the youngster in recent weeks and the English duo are joined by German powerhouses Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund alongside French club Monaco in the chase for Son's signature.
Arsene Wenger is looking to bring in a long successor for Robin van Persie, who left Arsenal last summer. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers is running short of strikers and the Liverpool boss will be keen on landing the promising young star. Should Son refuse to commit to the club, there could be a furious bidding war over the striker in January with a host of top European clubs considering a winter move.
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