Liverpool and Manchester United are being linked with Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.The Sun says Liverpool and United are to battle it out for Benfica's £25million-rated midfield enforcer Matic.

With hard-up Benfica struggling to make the next stage of the Champions League, the Portuguese club are ready to cash in on Matic in January.

The Serb, who has also been linked with former club Chelsea, is seen as Benfica's most saleable asset ahead of the winter market.

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