Liverpool are ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, reports the Daily Star.
The Serie A side co-own the 26-year-old, but with the league banning such arrangements after this season have to sell as neither can afford to buy him outright according to the Star. However, both sides still expect to get at least £29 million for the Belgian, says respected journalist Kristof Terreur.
He said: “Radja Nainggolan is for sale, as AS Roma can’t afford a permanent move. Cagliari and Roma, co-owners, hope to get at least £29m.”
The Red Devils were originally interested in the centre-mid, but it now seems that they could lose out to their Merseyside rivals. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers could be on the lookout to sign a player to replace departing legend Steven Gerrard. The 34-year-old is joining MLS side LA Galaxy in the summer, and could leave the team short in the middle of the park.
Even though there isn’t long to go until the transfer window there is still time for United’s fortunes to change with regards to this transfer.