Liverpool and Manchester United are set to fight for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan in January.

Reports in Turkey suggest that the bitter rivals have both sent their scouts to watch Turan in action, but the winger has a £33million (€40million) release clause in a contract he recently signed with Atletico.

United manager David Moyes is still looking to put his stamp on the Premier League champions after a sub-standard opening to the season, and may look to bring in Turan - who has Champions League experience with both Madrid and Galatasaray - to strengthen his side.

But there will most likely be a bid to bring the Turkey international to Anfield, as Reds boss Brendan Rodgers continues to build a squad fit for competing in Europe's top competition by the end of the season.

Turan's agent Ahmet Bulut revealed last season that the attacker aims to play his football in England and suggested there was interest from United and Liverpool.

"A destination in the Premier League would be to the liking of the player and I can confirm there are clubs interested, like the two mentioned," said Bulut.

"He wants to work in England."