Liverpool and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head in a transfer battle for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Sun claims both clubs are keen to add the Bosnian international, who has five Premier League clean sheets to his name already this season with Stoke City.

Pepe Reina is currently first choice stopper at Anfield, but the report claims Brendan Rodgers sees Begovic as the Spaniard’s long-term successor at Liverpool.

Australian international Brad Jones has also spent time between the sticks for the Merseyside giants this season in the absence of Reina through injury, but his Liverpool contract is currently set to expire at the end of the season.

If the Reds are unable to land Begovic, then the report claims Rodgers could pursue a move for rising England starlet Jack Butland.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be unsure about his current options between the sticks at Old Trafford, with David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard vying for the No.1 spot.

The Red Devils spent big on the young Spaniard in the summer of 2011, whilst his Danish challenger joined the club 12 months earlier.

However, neither have made the position their own, and Begovic would add further competition for the starting spot at Manchester United.

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