Rumour: Liverpool look to barge in on Man Utd target

Rapid's Stefan Schwab (L) and Valencia's French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli vie during the UEFA Europa League, Round of 32 match football between Rapid Wien and Valencia in Vienna, Austria on February 25, 2016. / AFP / HANS PUNZ (Photo credit should read HANS PUNZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports.

United have been linked to the 26-year-old recently, but their Merseyside rivals could be about to muscle in on the deal, according to Don Balon.

With the Algeria international’s contract coming to an end this summer, he could be picked up for a free.

United fans will be hoping Old Trafford legend and Valencia boss Gary Neville does them a favour by attempting to stop the player joining one of their main rivals.

Our readers are already informed that yesterday Hatem Ben Arfa has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Liverpool, as per reports.

The Frenchman has been busy resurrecting his career with Nice in France, having left Newcastle United under something of a cloud two years ago.

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He’s scored 12 goals in 26 matches for the Ligue 1 side this season, and his fine performances have reportedly put him in the running for a shock call up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad for Euro 2016.

Le 10 Sport reports that his form has also attracted the interest of a number of major sides across Europe, including Liverpool.

Ben Arfa recently admitted that his door is ‘open to all clubs,’ although PSG are widely believed to be leading the race for his signature.

Inter Milan, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund are also all thought to be interested.