Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head over Federico Fazio?

Premier League giants are reportedly set to "battle it out" over Sevilla's defensive colossus.

Brobdingnagian centre back Federico Fazio, 27, could be on the move this summer, according to the Daily Star, who speculate that the Sevilla defender is wanted by two Premier League behemoths - Liverpool and Arsenal.

Contractually-bound to the La Liga side for another four years, Fazio may only have a valulation of £5.28 million but any bidding club would have to offer substantially more in order to convince Sevilla to do business.

While both Liverpool and Arsenal possess envious attacks, with 101 and 68 respective goals scored in the Premier League season, they were guilty of showcasing porous defences - with the Gunners seemingly coming unstuck whenever they traveled to a big rivals stadium.

Manager Arsene Wenger may also be tempted to sell Thomas Vermaelen, who is the subject of interest for a Manchester United side hoping to be resurgent next season. Fazio could be a replacement for the Belgian international.

Renowned for his colossal height - 6ft 7in - and weight, 14 stones and two pounds, Fazio is also revered for his positioning and prolificacy when it comes to clearing the football.

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