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Liverpool, Manchester City in hot-purusit of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam

Liverpool and Manchester City are fighting for the signature of a Napoli defender, according to a report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb via TeamTalk.

The Italian news outlet state that the Algerian full-back Faouzi Ghoulam is being chased by both Premier League clubs.

The 26-year-old has a deal expiring next summer and appears no closer to signing a new deal with the Serie A giants.

This means that come January, Ghoulam will be available for a move and both Liverpool and Manchester City could land him on a free transfer.

The Algerian international agent, Mario Rui, believes Ghoulam is set to move to the Premier League in January.

“I don’t think Ghoulam will renew with Napoli, and it’s enough to think that in four months he’ll be able to sign for whoever he wants for nothing,” Giuffredi told Tuttomercato.

“He could earn €5m and if I were his agent I’d do that, and I don’t think the others are stupid. I don’t believe these stories that Ghoulam wants to renew, if he wanted to renew he’d already have done it.”

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