Premier League duo lining-up Spaniard Callejon.
Tottenham and Liverpool are weighing up a summer move for Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon, according to reports in Italy.
The 25-year-old has failed to establish himself as a regular at the Bernabeu under Jose Mourinho and is reportedly ready to consider a move away from the club if the situation does not change before the end of the season.
And Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that Tottenham, Liverpool and Udinese are leading the chase for the forward.
But they will have to pay £16.3m to meet Callejon’s buy-out clause and prise him away from Real, who are said to still value him highly.
While there is no doubt that both Tottenham and Liverpool are in the market for a new winger in January or next summer, it seems unlikely that the Anfield club are interested in Callejon.
The Real Madrid man has been a bit-part player for Real Madrid this season but, when he has played, has been most often utilised on the right-wing by Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool are on the verge of sealing a double January deal for Tom Ince – a right-winger – and Daniel Sturridge, a forward who is comfortable on either flank, making a move for Callejon highly unlikely.
Tottenham, however, may well be interested in the Spaniard. The North Londoners are in need of a forward to back-up Aaron Lennon and the club have a strategic partnership with the La Liga giants, which may give them first refusal on the 25-year-old.
Callejon may have barely played for the La Liga Champions this term but he has been impressive when he has played, scoring 2 Champions League goals in two starts and laying on three assists, plus one goal, in five La Liga starts.
If Spurs can land Callejon for a reasonable fee, the former Espanyol may prove a more cost-effective alternative to Shakhtar’s Willian, which will certainly please thrifty Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
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