Liverpool and Arsenal are competing against each other for the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit. The Norwegian international spent three years at Arsenal after his £500,000 move to the north London club in 2007.
He spent subsequent three years on loan spells at clubs like Salamanca, Lillestrom and Nuremberg. Arsene Wenger allowed the midfielder to sign for Borussia Monchengladbach in search of first-team football in 2010.
Since then, he has established himself in the senior squad of the club. He has made 139 Bundesliga appearances for his club. He is currently in the final year of his contract and is set to announce his destination shortly.
According to The Sunday People, Liverpool are interested in 25-year old and Jurgen Klopp’s German contacts might help the club land the Norwegian midfielder.
Meanwhile, Sky Deutschland claims that the Gunners are interested in signing their former player and Arsene Wenger wants to personally block his move to Anfield.
The likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky are set to leave the club in the summer, and Arsene Wenger is expected to sign a midfielder in the transfer window.
The player has been given the deadline of the end of February by Monchengladbach’s sporting director to renew his contract with the club.