André-Pierre Gignac
Gignac has scored eight goals in the first eight league games of the new seasonGetty Images/BORIS HORVAT

Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac has been touted for a future move to Arsenal or Liverpool after the player's agent indicated he could leave the club in the January transfer window.

Gignac's current contract has less than a season to run and having begun the campaign with eight goals in as many league games he is among Europe's in-form forwards.

With the 28-year-old's future appearing likely to be away from the Stade Velodrome, Gignac's agent has attempted to ramp up any interest in his client by suggesting he could play for either Arsenal or Liverpool.

Agent Christopher Hutteau told L'Equipe: "Given the fact that he is not very old, he has a real market value.

"This is a striker with a relatively atypical profile, responsive to the physical challenge, the archetypal player who can succeed in a big club.

"He can play in England, Arsenal or Liverpool, no problem. For me, it is [his real value] between 12 and 15 million euros."

The France international has constantly been linked with a move to the Premier League but concerns over his form and fitness have led to him remaining in his homeland.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are expected to be in the market for a new forward in the New Year, with both sides suffering from a lack of resources in attack.

The Gunners will be without Olivier Giroud for the remainder of the season while summer signing Danny Welbeck has scored just one league goal this term since joining from Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the Reds' wafer thin options in the final third have been highlighted by their problems in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, which has seen them win just one of the five successive games the England forward has missed with new forward Mario Balotelli having scored just once.