Liverpool and Roma are in an intense battle to land Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos.
The two European Clubs are set to face off in a mouth-watering Champions league semifinal clash at the Stadio Olympico and it now appears the two sides have as well locked horns off the pitch.
Liverpool, in recent weeks, have been strongly linked with a move for the Real Madrid midfielder, with varying reports suggesting a four-year- deal could be on the cards for the Spaniard at Anfield.
According to Calcionews24. Italian outfit A.S Roma are also in the running for Ceballos and are looking to scupper the Reds attempts to land the playmaker.
Roma chairman Monchi is a keen admirer of Ceballos ability and would reportedly seek to entice Real Madrid by paying for a loan deal upfront.
Spanish Newspaper A.s, also claim Real Betis are also interested in a deal to bring their former star back to the Estadio Benito Villamarín and would offer a deal that would bring Ceballos back to the Bernabou should Madrid come knocking for him.
Either way, it appears Real Madrid would preferably want a deal that would make them have a final say in Ceballos future and thus seek to conclude a deal with Roma or Betis.