By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool and rivals Everton have until Friday to trigger a release clause in Nani’s contract, according to a report.

Turkish publication Futbolarena claim the two clubs must act before the end of the month if they want to take advantage of his relatively cheap release clause.

According to Turkish newspaper Fanatik, the Merseyside duo are interested in signing Manchester United’s former winger, who joined Fenerbache in the summer of 2015.

It is claimed that Nani has a release clause in his deal that will allow any potential suitor to sign him for jusr£7million.

However, it must be activated before 1 July, or Fenerbache will be free to demand a significantly higher fee.

A deal for Nani is complicated by the fact that he is currently in France with the Portugal squad and is preparing for Thursday’s clash against Poland in the quarter-finals.

The Portuguese winger has been influential since joining the Turkish club, scoring 12 goals in 47 appearances and providing 13 assists in all competitions in the recently completed season, helping the club achieve Champions League qualification for next year.

However, the 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Turkish giants after falling out with manager Vitor Pereira.

In other Liverpool news, Napoli have leapfrogged the Reds in the race to sign Hector Herrera.