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Liverpool have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Bayern Munich star Dante.
He had appeared destined for Old Trafford during the January transfer window, however a last minute change of heart saw the Brazilian stick with the Bundesliga champions.
In United's previous attempts to sign the Brazilian international, he said that he "appreciates Manchester United's interest."
But it remains unclear whether new boss Louis Van Gaal wishes to pursue David Moyes' January transfer target.
Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the 30-year-old - reportedly being seen by Jose Mourinho as an ideal replacement for David Luiz.
Despite the intense speculation surrounding Dante, Liverpool have entered the fray, and are desperate to beat both Man Utd and Chelsea to the centre-backs signature.
Liverpool enjoyed outstanding success during the Premier League season, gathering plaudits for their free flowing and attacking style of play.
But the organisation and quality of their defence has failed to stand up to even the most lacklustre of strike forces, conceding a staggering 50 goals.Bayern paid just £4m for their ever present centre-half, and has been a main stay at the Allianz Arena since his arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012.
It remains unclear how much Dante will cost, but with the Brazilian having three-years remaining on his contract will allow Bayern Munich to dictate negations.