Liverpool and Chelsea have been told to pay £18m for wantaway Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Javier Pastore, according to the reports from France.
The 28-year-old attacker has been looking to leave the Paris Saint-Germain to turn his career back on the tracks.
With the emergence of French wonderkid Adrien Rabiot, and already established stars Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler and Thiago Motta, first-team appearances have been far and few between.
Premier League duo are both long-term admirers of Argentinian. However, they face competition from Serie A giants Inter Milan, according to L’Equipe reports.
Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi is keen on recouping a decent figure from Pastore’s sale to make Financial Fair Play regulations.
The French club stunned the footballing world by completing two mega transfers of Neymar and Kylan Mbappe.
They smashed the transfer record by paying £200m for Brazilian superstar, while Mbappe will make the permanent switch for £177m after the end of the season.
Pastore made the switch to Ligue 1 giants back in 2011 as one of the club’s first marquee signings.
Chelsea and Liverpool still remain admirers of the Argentinean attacker, and they are keen on to lure him in the Premier League in January.
Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly joined Liverpool in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon attacker Gelson Martins.
The Portugal international forward also linked with a switch to Arsenal last summer, the 22-year-old winger is believed to have a £53.5m release clause in his current deal at Sporting Lisbon.
Portuguese outlet A Bola suggests that Merseyside Reds and the Gunners were put off by that figure in the Summer but could try to approach for his signature in January.
Liverpool and Arsenal now face competition from Serie A champions, however, as they were impressed by Martin’s performance in last month’s Champions League against them.
The report claims that Italian champions will continue to closely monitor Portuguese attacker over the next month, with an eye on making a concrete offer in the winter.
Meanwhile, Arsenal and Liverpool will also remain in the hunt for Martins and ready to rival Juventus in the signing of his signature.
Both Premier League giants are in real danger to lose their key player Philipe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez for the next season and Gelson Martins has been identified as a potential replacement for Premier League duo.
Liverpool are just one of the top European club’s that have expressed interest in Nice’s midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to the daily mail reports.
The 26-year-old is one of the best midfielders in Ligue 1 and he is attracting interest from PSG, Arsenal Manchester City as well as La Liga giants Barcelona who had seen their bid rejected last summer.
According to the report, Liverpool have sent scouts to keep a close eye on the Ivorian midfielder this campaign and will continue to do it before the January transfer window.
Whether the Merseyside Reds are interested in a January move for Seri, or if they are waiting for the summer remains to be seen but there is no guarantee that Seri will remain at Nice after the end of the current campaign.
The midfielder has recently recovered from the hamstring injury and is back fit and expected to return to his former club within weeks and help them to fight for a top place in the Ligue 1.
Liverpool see Seri as a perfect replacement for Emre Can who is expected to leave the club when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.