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Charlton boss Robinson confirms Premier League calls for Liverpool, Arsenal target Ezri Konsa

Charlton Athletic boss Karl Robinson has confirmed Premier League interest for youngster Ezri Konsa.

Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool are interested in 19-year-old central defender Konsa.

And Robinson said: “We're getting phone calls about Ez from Premier League clubs.

“They've been asking for a price tag. We've got a high one. The boy won't go until they meet our criteria.

“It's the same with Ademola Lookman. My argument is if we sell players, there has to be money put back into the team to go forward, otherwise you're devaluing your own team.

“The Ademola money went for more infrastructural reasons. Did I like that as a manager? No. But we have to have a base at this academy that makes great players for the next 10, 15, 20 years. I want to make sure it's not about a selfish immediate gain.

“But I think if Ezri Konsa goes, people have to be aware we've done it before with Ademola.

“[But] we have to have an injection to make this team better again. There's a difference now where we're starting to build ourselves."

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