Both Merseyside clubs have been credited with an interest in the tough-tackling France midfielder, who joined Rubin in January 2013.

The 23-year-old's future looks uncertain under Rinat Bilyaletdinov, who took over in January and has barely played him since his arrival.

England had looked his most likely destination, with Liverpool and Everton both keen while Arsenal and Tottenham have also watched M'Vila in the past.