TRANSFER FIGHT! Liverpool and Everton battle looming over French defender

first_img Soualiho Meite [left] in action for Lille 1 Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are set to go head-to-head over Lille midfielder Soualiho Meite.The 22-year-old is currently impressing out on loan at Zulte Waregem, who are five points clear at the top of the Belgian top-flight.The club have the option to make the move permanent for just over £250,000 and, aware of interest in Meite, they are set to do that as quickly as possible.Then, according to reports, they are preparing to sell him to the highest bidder in January – and he could be on his way to England.It has been reported that Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are all keeping tabs on his progress while West Ham retain an interest.But the most solid interest is said to come from Merseyside with both the blue and red half keen on launching a bid.And any move would be considered reasonably low-risk as Zulte may sell him on for as little as £4.25m.last_img

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