Reported United and Liverpool target Cerci valued above £16.5m by Torino

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Reported Manchester United and Liverpool target Alessio Cerci has had a £16.5million price tag slapped on him by Torino.

The 26-year-old Torino attacker has been in fine for this term scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists in Serie A. He is reportedly the subject of interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool but the two English clubs could be put off by his £16.5million price tag.

The Italy international arrived in Turin in 2012 from Fiorentina and is also a former Roma youngster. He was sold to Torino in a co-ownership agreement understood to be valued at €2.5 million but the club now consider him to be worth £16.5million according to reports this week.

The play-maker has had his place in the Italy squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer confirmed and will be likely be looking to place himself in the shop window this summer with his contract entering its final year next summer.

The club have held talks with the player’s representatives in the hope of agreeing a new deal for Cerci but have admitted they are prepared to listen to offers above £16.5million after he was linked in recent weeks with interest from Manchester City.

Liverpool and United have been linked in recent weeks with interest in Yevhen Konoplyanka and could be preparing to fight it out for Alessio Cerci in much the same manner.

Cerci is a flexible player who can function as a secondary striker, a No.10, an attacking midfielder or a wide forward and could be targeted as a replacement for Nani at Old Trafford who is heavily expected to move in the opposite direction to Serie A to join champions Juventus.

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