Liverpool, Man Utd forced to bid early for Menez

Manchester United and Liverpool may be forced into bidding early for AS Monaco midfielder Jeremy Menez.

Both Premiership giants are monitoring the 20 year-old this season with a view to moving for the playmaker in the summer.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport says Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is ready to release significant transfer funds in January and a deal for Menez is high on the agenda.

United and Liverpool have made contact with Monaco in the last month about Menez's situation, however Inter believe they have the inside-running having struck a good relationship with the French club during negotiations for wing-back Maicon last year.

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