Liverpool and Arsenal ‘target’ Kerem Demirbay is facing a lengthy layoff after sustaining ankle ligament damage.
The 24-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder, who was heavily linked with the Reds during the January transfer window, picked up the injury during a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin at the weekend.
Demirbay was injured following a challenge from Jordan Torunarigha and scans have confirmed that he ruptured the anterior ligament and partially torn the syndesmosis ligament in his right ankle.
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The injury comes only days after claims that both Arsenal and ourselves are willing to meet the £28million release clause in his contract in the summer.
Demirbay recently admitted that a move to the Premier League would interest him and if reports are to be believed, Anfield representatives have already held informal talks with the player’s representatives about a possible move.