Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi is the subject of transfer speculation, with three top European clubs interested in obtaining the services of Porto’s star performer.

The 26-year-old is at the centre of a transfer battle between Italian club AC Milan, Liverpool of the English Premier League, and Bundesliga-outfit Wolfsburg.

Each of the clubs have sent representatives to monitor the player and discuss a possible transfer during the market window, as Porto prepares to face Braga in the Portuguese Cup final this coming Sunday.

Yacine Brahimi during the match between FC Porto and Vitoria Guimaraes for the Portuguese Primeira Liga at Estadio do Dragao on August 15, 2015 © Carlos Rodrigues/Getty

Brahimi is a nightmare for opposition defenders, combining excellent positional awareness with great balance to ensure that his dribbling abilities are deadly in creating attacking opportunities.

The Algerian international’s buyout clause is a whopping EU€60 million, which is unlikely to be a possibility for either Milan or Wolfsburg at this stage, while Liverpool may be able to come close enough to that figure to trigger negotiations for his move to the Premier League.

The Rossoneri of Milan have been following Brahimi since the January transfer window, but their poor campaign and a seventh place finish means that they will not have the financial clout or guaranteed European club football to attract the skilful Algerian.