Liverpool & Everton face La Liga fight to sign £8m star

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Liverpool and Everton appear to face competition for the signing of Keylor Navas, with talkSPORT reporting that Sevilla have joined the race to sign the Levante goalkeeper.

27-year-old Navas, a Costa Rican international who is likely to lineup against England during the World Cup in Brazil this summer, has been with the La Liga outfit since moving from Albacete in 2012 and has been in stellar form for Joaquín Caparrós' side so far this season.

Such form has inevitably seen Navas - who has a release clause of £8.2 million - linked with a potential move away from Ciutat de València, with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton both reportedly scouting the 'stopper ahead of a summer move.

Navas - who is also supposedly being tracked by the likes of Bundesliga duo Borussia Monchengladbach and Stuttgart - could feasibly provide adequate competition for Liverpool's current number one Simon Mignolet, with the Belgian number-two seemingly having let mistakes creep into his game after a solid start to life at Anfield.

While Liverpool would appear to have a need for a new goalkeeper given that Bredan Rodgers only has Brad Jones to call upon in Mignloet's absence, Everton have Tim Howard and former Wigan star Joel Robles to call upon at Goodison Park - with the latter only having joined the club during the summer.

If either Liverpool or Everton have serious designs on acquiring Navas, it looks as if they face strong competition from La Liga.

In addition to the apparent interest from Unai Emery's side, title chasers Atletico Madrid could also make a move for him if they are unable to keep Chelsea starlet Thibaut Courtois at the Vicente Calderon beyond the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

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