The race to sign American international Clint Dempsey this summer is hotting up as Arsenal prepare to make the first move for the Fulham forward according to the Dailymail
Liverpool are believed to be the favourites to sign the USA international, who is heading for the Craven Cottage exit door as he stalls over accepting the offer of a new three-year contract.
The 29-year-old, who scored his 23rd goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Sunderland, has just one year remaining on his current deal and Fulham could be forced to cash-in this summer - or lose him on a free.
Dempsey's reluctance to put pen to paper has alerted Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is looking to bolster his side this summer following the recent addition of Lukas Podolski.
However, Fulham boss Martin Jol remains tight-lipped over the possibility over losing the free-scoring American's services.