The Mirror says manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to strengthen Arsenal’s 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’s current deputy Vito Mannone.
Although Mannone made some good saves in Szczesny’s absence through injury, Wenger has decided he needs two top-class keepers – 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.