André-Pierre Gignac
Arsenal and Liverpool have been joined by Dynamo Moscow in the race for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac Getty Images/BORIS HORVAT

Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly been joined by Dynamo Moscow in the race to sign Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac.

According to talkSPORT, the Premier League big guns are chasing the free scoring Frenchman, who is on the final year of his contract and is yet to sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 club.

Gignac has been in impressive form for the French club and has already scored 10 goals in 13 league games. This has attracted the interest of various clubs from Europe and according to the report, Dynamo are the latest entrants into the race.

Liverpool are desperate to sign a new striker as current strikers Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert are struggling to find the back of the net. Also, first-choice striker Daniel Sturridge, who has missed the last 14 games, is set to be out for a longer period as he has suffered yet another setback on his road to recovery from a calf injury.

On the other hand, the Gunners are missing Olivier Giroud, but do have Danny Welbeck, who has ably filled in, but with Lukas Podolski looking to leave the club, Arsene Wenger will be keen to find a quality replacement for the German.

However, the Russian club will have a slight advantage over their English counterparts, as they have already landed Gignac's former teammate Mathieu Valbuena during the summer transfer window and are keen to reunite the pair in Moscow.

The striker's agent and the club president Vincent Labrune have earlier revealed that the French international could move abroad. Gignac's representative feels that his style will be well suited to the Premier League and he will be able to succeed at clubs like Arsenal or Liverpool.

But the Ligue 1 club's president, who is keen to hold on to the striker, feels that the club will not be able to afford to keep him due to the high taxes and employer contributions.