North London giants Arsenal have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele following the news that Premier League top four rivals Liverpool have pulled out of the race to secure his signing ahead of the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has been previously linked with a transfer to several Premier League giants.
English top flight sides like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have been mooted as possible destinations for the France World Cup winner.
Dembele was an integral part of the 23-man French squad that emerged victorious at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in the summer.
France won a second World Cup title at the tournament in Russia courtesy a 4-2 victory over surprise finalists Croatia in their final meeting in Moscow.
The news of the Reds’ withdrawal from the race to sign the young Barcelona star was confirmed by trusted English media outlet Daily Mirror.
It was revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is happy with his attacking options and won’t be moving to sign the Frenchman.
The Reds already have an array of attacking options including Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Mohamed Salah, Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke and summer signing Xerdan Shaqiri.