Chelsea and Liverpool to battle for Monaco star

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Chelsea and Premier League rivals Liverpool are set to battle for the transfer of Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana this summer, according to Daily Mail.

The Monaco midfielder, who played for France in the World Cup, has been tracked by Liverpool and is emerging as an option for Chelsea this summer. 

Chelsea know Fofana well thanks to co-sporting director Laurence Stuart who joined from Monaco last October.

However, the Blues will try to clear players out first to reduce squad size for incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino.