Andre Ayew
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Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly set to go head-to-head for Ghana's World Cup star Andre Ayew, according to the Express.

Ayew was in fine form for Ghana this World Cup, despite being knocked out in the group stages. He has been credited with moves to clubs in England and Italy with Newcastle United and Napoli interested.

Brendan Rodgers is looking at multiple forward options after numerous reports linking Luis Suarez with a move away from the club. Even if he does not move, his football ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini will keep him out till the start of November.

The Anfield club have already added to the squad this summer, with Rickie Lambert arriving from Southampton and a deal for Emre Can has been agreed in principle with Bayer Leverkusen.

United have come alive in the transfer market in the last couple of days after completing big money moves for Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and Luke Shaw arriving from Southampton. However, Louis van Gaal doesn't want to stop there and is desperate to add more bite to his offensive line.

The Ghanian forward, who had an impressive domestic season scoring 6 goals and assisting 3 in the league last campaign, is on the final year of his contract at Marseille. The French club might be looking at cashing in on their player instead of losing him on a free next summer.

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian had earlier indicated that his preference will be to move to England, but never let slip the name of the club he would choose. He had earlier said that no decision would be made till the end of Ghana's World Cup campaign.

"It's a league every player dreams about. The English league is the one most followed in Ghana. It's true that I have a real preference for England," Ayew said, as quoted in the Express.

"I talked about it with my agent and he confirmed it. I haven't decided what to do yet.

"I have one year left on my contract with Olympique and we haven't discussed the future. It will all happen after the World Cup," the Ghanaian forward added.