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Manchester United & Arsenal target has Champions League ambition

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Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have been handed a timely boost in their alleged pursuit of Alessio Cerci, after the Torino winger hinted that he's seeking a January transfer, reports talkSPORT.

The 26-year-old has attracted a growing list of admirers following his impressive start to the 2013/14 campaign, during which time he has scored nine goals in 17 Serie 'A' appearances.

Red Devils boss David Moyes is rumoured to be monitoring Cerci's development at Stadio Olimpico, and is weighing up an attempt to lure him to Old Trafford in January.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers have also previously been linked with moves for the Italy international, who has revealed a desire to test himself in the Champions League.

"I feel ready for the Champions League - I have matured," he is quoted as saying on TMW. "I think it's the right time to make the leap.

"I want to get there, even before the World Cup."

Cerci's Champions League ambition gives Manchester United and Arsenal the upper hand over Tottenham and Liverpool, given that the latter two sides are not currently competing in Europe's elite club competition.

However, even though Anfield and White Hart Lane seems like an unlikely destination, a switch to Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium remains just as uncertain, given the former Roma star's interest in staying in his homeland.

"Roma? It's no secret to go back to where I grew up," he added. "Now it's a dream, but also it's a goal to go to Juventus."

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