Liverpool will face increasing competition to land Javier Pastore as Roma and Lyon are also chasing the Paris St-Germain playmaker.

talkSPORT told you last month that Liverpool are monitoring the Argentina international, who not been a first-team regular in Paris this term.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers unsuccessfully tried to land Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Willian in the summer and could be on the hunt for a new creative midfielder as he bids to strengthen his side's push for a top-four finish.

But a string of sides are keen on Pastore, with sources in Italy claiming Roma chiefs have already met with the 24-year-old to sound him out over a move.