Liverpool are weighing up a shock bid for Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka, according to caughtoffside.com.
Liverpool’s much publicised search for defensive reinforcements has reportedly led to Reds boss Kenny Dalglish expressing an interest in the versatile Croatia defender.
Corluka, 25, could face a challenge for his more predominant right back position at White Hart Lane due to the emergence of England Under-21 full-back Kyle Walker and Dalglish is hoping to tempt the former Man City man to make the move to Merseyside this summer.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli was responsible for bringing Corluka to the North London club during his time at White Hart Lane and the Frenchman hopes he can help force through a move.
Kenny Dalglish is keen to bolster his back-line after seeing his team concede their highest Premier League total in over a decade and followed that up with a pre-season that saw the club let in 15 goals in six matches.
The Scot is growing anxious with his centre-half options, with Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger injury concerns and Jamie Carragher and Sotiros Kyrgiakos are in the twilights of their careers.
Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Ryan Shawcross, Gary Cahill and Scott Dann but have yet to makes offers as Dalglish considers a move for Corluka, who can play anywhere across the back four.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp appears keen to offload players to fund his own summer signings as his side look to break back into the top four.
Redknapp has spent just £1.3m in the transfer market and have managed to offload Jamie O’Hara to Wolves and Robbie Keane to LA Galaxy but that is clearly not enough to help boost the coffers.
As well as Corluka, squad members David Bentley, Giovani dos Santos, Wilson Palacios and Niko Kranjcar are also said to be available for the right price.
Vedran Corluka started just 13 Premier League games last season due to both injury and having to fight Alan Hutton for a regular spot in the first team.
The player himself has stated in interviews that his preferred position is at centre back and that may be where Liverpool look to play him.