Liverpool and Chelsea are battling for Porto midfielder Fernando.

Cash-strapped Porto are willing to listen to offers for the Brazilian ball-winner.

With a long-term injury to Brazilian international Lucas Leiva and skipper Steven Gerrard not yet back to match fitness at Liverpool, the Anfield outfit are said to be in the market for a player in the 'anchor role'.

As for Chelsea, their interest in Fernando stems back to the summer following Andre Villas-Boas' arrival from the Estádio do Dragão.