Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to fight for Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao who is rated at £25million.
Fabio Coentrao who joined Real Madrid from Benfica in 2011 for a fee around £23.5million is unsettled at the club, according to reports in Spain (Marca).
Reports have claimed that he is looking for a move in the coming transfer window which will open next month.
Manchester United went close on his signature in 2013 when David Moyes was the manager. He almost signed the 26-year-old but failed in the end and new boss Louis van Gaal brought teenager Luke Shaw from Southampton in the summer.
Liverpool were already in link with him in the past but Arsenal are the new name to be linked with the Portuguese man. However, Brendan Rodgers might not take interest seriously as he signed Alberto Moreno from Sevilla for a fee around £12 million in the summer.
The Premier League sides are not only interested in his move, reports suggested that Turkish club Besiktas and Serie A outfit AC Milan are also interested in Coentrao.
Coentrao has not been a regular player since his move to Madrid. Marcelo has already occupied the left-back role. This season, Coentrao has made only four appearances in La Liga.
Columnist: Simon Oates