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Arsenal and Liverpool had representatives scouting Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong during the Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, as per information received by 90min.

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The match concluded with a 1-1 draw at Leverkusen’s BayArena, maintaining their unbeaten start to the 2023/24 season under the management of Xabi Alonso, who is steering them towards their first-ever Bundesliga title.

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Frimpong, the former Celtic full-back, was reportedly the main focus of attention for both Arsenal and Liverpool. The 22-year-old is expected to take the next step in his career in 2024, and he has a £35 million release clause set to expire this summer, despite his contract running until 2028. This figure is considered excellent market value, considering his consistent performances in the Bundesliga and experience in both the Champions League and Europa League.

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While Arsenal has several full-back options, a potential signing could provide flexibility for Ben White, allowing him to move centrally alongside William Saliba or into a holding midfield role when needed. Additionally, it could allow Takehiro Tomiyasu to alternate with Oleksandr Zinchenko on the opposite flank, with Jurrien Timber returning from injury later in the season.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has experimented with pushing Trent Alexander-Arnold into a deep-lying midfield role. Frimpong’s potential signing might be considered, given Alexander-Arnold’s promising performances in that position. Nico Schlotterbeck, the left-sided centre-back from Borussia Dortmund, is also admired by both clubs, especially after his outstanding display in the Champions League against Newcastle, where he showcased defensive prowess and attacking threats. However, prising Schlotterbeck away from Dortmund may be challenging, given his increased market value since joining in May 2022.

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