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Manchester United and Liverpool target Ricky van Wolfswinkel is a ­wanted man – with Lazio ready to make a £13million bid for the Sporting Lisbon star this month.

United and Liverpool are keen on the striker but were expected to wait ­until the summer to make bids.

But they could yet be forced into action this month as Lazio are ready to enter the race to sign the highly-rated Dutchman.

The Italians are keen to add firepower to their attacking options and they have enquired about Van Wolfswinkel’s price.

Sporting are holding firm, though, and not entertaining any enquiries or offers this month – unless a large bid is launched.

The Portuguese club are understood to value Van Wolfswinkel, 22, closer to the £22m bracket, but news of Lazio’s firm interest could spark a bidding war.

Sir Alex Ferguson last year claimed he signed Phil Jones a year ahead of schedule as he got wind of interest elsewhere – and he could now be forced into a move for Van Wolfswinkel.

The Dutch striker’s haul of 15 goals in 26 league games for Utrecht last ­season earned his move to Sporting – and he has ­continued with seven in 11 league games this term.

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