The Mirror says manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to strengthen ¬≠Arsenal‚Äôs goalkeeping ¬≠department and sees ¬≠Al-Habsi as the ¬≠perfect man to provide ¬≠serious ¬≠competition to ¬≠Wojciech ¬≠Szczesny.
Wenger has been tracking Al-Habsi since last season and is now ready to make a move after being ¬≠unconvinced by the displays of Szczesny‚Äôs current deputy Vito Mannone.
Although Mannone made some good saves in ¬≠Szczesny‚Äôs absence through injury, Wenger has decided he needs two top-class keepers ‚Äď and the Italian remains some way short of that standard.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is on the lookout for ¬≠somebody to provide ¬≠serious competition to and possibly replace out-of-sorts Pepe Reina, and has ¬≠highlighted
Al-Habsi as a potential target as well.