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Liverpool and Arsenal are chasing Reading left-back Jordan Obita.Reuters

Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly planning to table a bid for Reading youngster Jordan Obita.

The 20-year-old left-back has managed to attract a lot of attention with a string of good performances for Reading in the Championship this season.

Liverpool have been tracking Obita for several months but now Arsenal also seem to have stepped up in their interest for the Oxford-born prodigy, according to the Mirror.

It is no secret that Liverpool are looking to improve their backline, which has been less than impressive last season. Despite scoring 101 goals in the Premier League, the Reds conceded 50 and this eventually played a big part in costing them the title.

Liverpool's first choice left-back Jose Enrique missed majority of the season due to a knee injury, and manager Brendan Rodgers was forced to use either right-backs Glen Johnson and Jon Flanagan, or the below-par on-loan star Aly Cissokho in the position.

Now with Cissokho expected to return to Valencia, Rodgers is keen on snapping up Obita as cover and competition to Enrique.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are also reportedly impressed with Obita and are looking to land him, despite already having Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal for the left-back role.

Meanwhile, Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has reportedly rejected Arsenal last-ditch attempt to keep him at the club, according to

Despite Arsene Wenger remaining eager to keep Fabianski at the club, the 29-year-old - whose contract expires in June - is looking to move on, after being sick of playing second fiddle to his international teammate Wojciech Szczesny.

Fabianski, who has been at the Emirates for seven years, is reportedly a target for Bundesliga sides Schalke and Borussia Dortmund, along with a host of Premier League sides. The former Legia Warsaw stopper has become a hot prospect in the transfer market, after he managed to impress with a string the solid performances in the FA Cup this season.

Fabianski had hinted that he had played his last game for Arsenal after he helped the club beat Hull City 3-2 in the FA Cup final and end their nine-year trophy drought.

"It was probably my last game for Arsenal. I don't know what I can say, but if I end my Arsenal career in that way then it is the best way to finish," Fabianski pointed out.