The two clubs will compete for the signing of Parma striker Ishak Belfodil.
Liverpool and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head to sign 21-year-old Parma sensation Ishak Belfodil this summer, according to Football Italia.
The Algerian striker has been a regular feature for the Ducali this season, scoring eight Serie A goals and providing four assists in 22 league starts – making him the club’s top scorer this term.
Despite a 10-game goal drought towards the end of the season, Belfodil bounced back in Parma’s final game of the campaign by scoring and assisting once in a 3-1 win over Palermo.
The Algeria international was a youth player in France, playing in Paris Saint-Germain’s academy before making his name after a move to Lyon and debutising aged 17.
Belfodil was eligible to play for the French national team after representing the nation from under-17 to under-20 level, but decided to choose the country of his birth to pledge his international future.
Despite making waves in Ligue 1 it wasn’t actually until the Parma hit-man moved to his current club that he actually scored a professional goal.
The youngster also sparked controversy earlier in the season by celebrating a strike by gesturing a silence sign at the bench and his manager Roberto Donadoni subsequently dropped the striker for the next match.
It’s believed that Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers has sent scouts to Italy to watch Belfodil three times, but he will face a battle with Spurs and possibly city rivals Everton to sign the young talent.
The former Lyon forward signed for Parma in 2012 for £2.2million but it’s likely it would cost Liverpool or Tottenham at least double that to secure him now.