Liverpool & Tottenham To Rival Bundesliga Club For Blackburn Winger Junior Hoilett

Duo to approach winger.Liverpool and Tottenham are eyeing Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett after Rovers boss Steve Kean admitted the winger had rejected a new deal at Ewood Park.

German club Borussia Monchengladbach remain favourites the free-agent’s signature but are struggling to finalise a deal with the Canadian-born star, meaning Liverpool and Spurs may swoop.

Beleaguered Blackburn boss Kean admitted that he had failed in his attempts to convince Hoilett to stay the club.

“Junior is out of contract. We made him an incredible offer but he’s decided to go and speak to other clubs,” the Scot told the BBC.

Tottenham’s new head coach Andre Villas-Boas believes Spurs are short of numbers in wide areas and wants to add another winger to the club as competition for Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale.

Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge is the Portuguese’s first choice but he is not convinced Chelsea are willing to sell and is now set to offer Hoilett the chance to remain in the Premier League.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are also admirers of Hoilett, who can play on the right or left of midfield, and are prepared to match any offer made by Spurs.

Blackburn will be due any compensation should Hoilett join another team because he is under 24.

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