'Sign please': Alexandre Lacazette begs 18-year-old to sign new deal on Instagram amid Liverpool interest
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Alexandre Lacazette calls for Bukayo Saka to sign new contract amid Liverpool interest

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are keeping tabs on Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal’s English striker Bukayo Saka (L) vies with Olympiakos’ Norwegian defender Omar Elabdellaoui (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Olympiakos and Arsenal at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on February 20, 2020. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The 18-year-old wonderkid is having a hugely impressive inaugural campaign in north-London scoring three goals and setting up eight across all competitions.

Saka has proven to be a hidden gem in the Gunners’ armoury this season with the teenager more than adequately covering at left-back in the absence of summer signing Kieran Tierney is still recovering from suffered a shoulder injury sustained in December.

According to The Mail, Liverpool are keen on the youngster, who only has 18 months left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium.

If Saka doesn’t sign a new contract at Arsenal then Liverpool would be able to negotiate with him from next January.

The Reds Liverpool have proven to be the masters of the dark arts when constructing major deals behind the scenes and sporting director Michael Edwards could be up to his old tricks again.

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His teammate Alexandre Lacazette scored the winning goal in their 1-0 victory away to Olympiacos on Thursday night.

Saka responded to the French striker’s post-match message on Instagram before the former Lyon star wrote back ‘Sign please’.

According to The Times, Arsenal and Mikel Arteta are cautious that the Liverpool-linked star could reject a new deal if Jurgen Klopp begins to showcase interest.

Liverpool are looking for a long-term successor to Andy Robertson and still require a suitable back-up for the Scotland captain who has once again been an ever-present figure for the Premier League champions-elect.

Since Alberto Moreno’s departure only Yasser Larouci and Adam Lewis remain Liverpool’s only cover at left-back.

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