White Hart Lane wideman on Anfield radar.
Tottenham are ready to upgrade Aaron Lennon’s contract to ward off Liverpool.
Lennon earns about £45,000 a week and can expect to increase his salary to £55,000 a week in return for signing a minimum two-year extension to take him up to 2016, says the Daily Express.
Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Lennon and director of football Damien Comolli knows him well from his time at Tottenham.
Spurs managed to secure Gareth Bale to a new long-term contract last March and are still hopeful of convincing Luka Modric to forget about a move to Manchester United or Chelsea and sign a new deal worth £100,000 a week.
Liverpool’s search for a natural right sided winger has seemingly taken them to White Hart Lane, at least that is what this source suggests, but Harry Redknapp has attempted to ward off interest in the England man by offering the pint sized speed merchant a new deal.
Kenny Dalglish brought in Jordan Henderson in the summer but the former Sunderland man has looked more comfortable in a central role and the England international has shared duties with Dirk Kuyt but arguably the Merseyside club could still do with a more natural solution.
Stewart Downing has done a good job on the left and the Comolli connection may well have been fueled speculation of any prospective interest in £16m rated Lennon but it seems unlikely that the former Leeds man would look to leave a Tottenham side who are very much on the up and can now be considered genuine title chasers.