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Manchester United & Arsenal join rivals to scout Alessio Cerci

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Scouts from Manchester United and Arsenal will be amongst many at Craven Cottage to watch Alessio Cerci face Nigeria, reports talkSPORT.

The 2006 World Cup winners Italy face the African team at the home of Fulham on Tuesday night and Cerci is expected to start for the Azzurri.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal are looking to take advantage of the situation by sending scouts on the short trip to west London to run the rule over Torino's star winger.

But representatives from the Red Devils and the Gunners won't be the only ones present as Liverpool and Tottenham are also thought to be sending scouts to watch Cerci.

The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 appearances so far this season and has appeared to attracted interest from the Premier League elite.

The late bloomer spent seven years languishing at AS Roma before a move to Fiorentina and Torino revitalised the 26-year-old.

£12.5m is thought to be enough to convince the Italian club to part with their star man and Arsene Wenger and David Moyes will be confident of beating Liverpool and Tottenham, knowing they can offer Cerci Champions League football.

However, Tottenham's head of recruitment Franco Baldini has shown an astute ability to bring top talent to White Hart Lane with the likes of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela joining in the summer.

Similarly, Liverpool are also on the rise and currently sit second in the Premier League table with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge inspiring them in to title contention. 

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