Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Ibrahim Afellay's situation at Barcelona.

The midfielder only moved to the Nou Camp in January, but is now weighing up his options after failing to nail down a regular first team place.

talkSPORT says Afellay will speak with officials at the Nou Camp regarding his future in the coming weeks and if there are no assurances over his future, he will be free to leave this summer.

Liverpool see Afellay as a replacement for the unsettled Joe Cole, while Robin van Persie has urged Gunners manager Arsene Wenger to try to bring his good friend to the Emirates.

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