United, Chelsea & Liverpool scout £6m midfielder - reports

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are tracking French midfielder Benjamin Corgnet according to reports in France.

The 24-year-old currently plies his trade in Ligue 1 with newly-promoted Dijon, and has garnered interest after turning in a number of impressive performances.

Corgnet has scored six goals in 13 league appearances this season - form that has alerted the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Andre Villas-Boas and Kenny Dalglish to the goalscoring midfielder.

Scouts from all three clubs were in attendance for Dijon's weekend clash against Bordeaux - a game in which Corgnet scored the second goal in a 2-0 win for Les Rouges.

Corgnet is under contract until 2015, and so it is believed that a fee of £6million is the minimum fee needed for the Barclays Premier League clubs to land his signature.

Liverpool have already spent big under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group, while Chelsea are still bankrolled by their Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich - so neither the Reds or the Blues will struggle to fund a prospective move.

And with Manchester United still looking to fill the midfield void at Old Trafford, left by the retirement of Paul Scholes, the Red Devils could also be open to negotiations.

It is widely anticipated that Corgnet would jump at the chance to move to England, be it with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, or alternatively Stamford Bridge, or Anfield.

However, when recently questioned, Corgnet shunned speculation about a move away - reaffirming his commitment to Dijon, saying he is focused on keeping them in the top flight.

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