Juventus have joined the race to sign Lille defender Simon Kjaer, but are unwilling to meet his £7.5m price-tag.

Liverpool and Manchester United have been keeping tabs on the Denmark international through his spells in Germany, Italy and France.

Wolfsburg signed the 25-year-old for £11m in 2010 before loaning him out to Roma and eventually selling him to Lille in the summer for 2013.

And now Juve are starting to show an interest int the centre-half, but - according to today's reports in Italy - are put off by Lille's £7.5m asking price.

The news comes as a boost to Liverpool and United, with the former seemingly in pole position.

He said: "It's not a secret that my family are Liverpool fans, and a move to Liverpool would make my family happy.

"But they support me more than they support anything else, so they are happy where ever I go - as long as I am happy."

Source: Daily Express