Roma could be set to compete with Liverpool for the signing of Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena, [football] direct news understands. The 29-year-old has been with his current club since 2006, but has often been linked with moves away to bigger teams, having established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in Ligue 1 for some time now.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Liverpool are believed to be keen on signing him this summer, though it has now emerged that they could face competition from Roma for his signature. The Italian giants are facing the possible departure of Miralem Pjanic, their main playmaker, and are on the lookout for potential replacements for the talented Bosnian, who could himself be heading to France with Paris Saint-Germain. The latest I’m hearing is that Roma are interested and might be the favourites to get him, a Liverpool insider said. “I’m sure we’ll do our best to get him, but he seems quite keen to work with Rudi Garcia, and they might have a spot for him if Pjanic leaves.”Read more Liverpool transfer news.