Anfield boss keen on White Hart Lane pair.
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move to snap up Tottenham pair Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar as Kenny Dalglish looks to continue his summer spending spree. Harry Redknapp is keen to bring in funds from the sale of squad players to help finance White Hart Lane additions and may consider offers from the Anfield side for the duo.
The Merseyside club may be helped in their pursuit by the fact that the club’s director of football Damien Comolli served in the same role at Tottenham and was involved in the capture of Croatian international Corluka.
The 25 year old defender can play at right back and in the centre of defence and it’s that adaptability that appeals to Dalglish who is keen to beef up his defensive options and feels that the experienced former Man City man can help provide cover in two positions and well as fight his first team regulars for their spots.
Kenny Dalglish is known to be an admirer of Niko Kranjcar and with it looking increasingly likely that Luka Modric will not be joining Chelsea, the former Portsmouth man is set for another season warming the Tottenham bench and the Liverpool boss sees the talented flair player as a player who could fit in on the right side of the midfield, a role that Dutch international Dirk Kuyt has manfully filled for a few seasons.
However Kuyt is seen very much as a makeshift solution and Dalglish is thought to be keen on bringing in a more natural option to add balance to his midfield.
Redknapp has been told by chairman Daniel Levy that any significant additions to his squad must be balanced with the sale of some of his expansive squad and thus far Tottenham have spent very little in the transfer market but have managed to offload Jamie O’Hara and Robbie Keane to Wolves and LA Galaxy respectively.
It is thought that the Croatian pair could be snapped up for a combined fee of around £15m and given that Liverpool’s owners have already pumped in over £100m in 2011 on new signings, shouldn’t be a problem funding such a bid.