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Liverpool & Tottenham In Battle to Sign Prolific Belgian Attacker

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CalcioMercato reports that both Liverpool & Tottenham are keen on pint sized PSV Eindhoven wide-man Dries Mertens.

The Belgian international has been a huge success since his move to the Philips Stadion and is now attracting the attention of a number of interested parties.

The pint sized attacker notched up 25 goals last term and has proven a constant threat to Eredivisie defences and he could well be just the type of player Brendan Rodgers could use to beef up his front-line.

The Anfield boss has been forced into trusting to youth due to the lack of faith he has in the likes of Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson, and whilst this has led to both Suso and Raheem Sterling making instant impacts in the first team the Northern Irish manager wants to bring in experienced performers who can help unlock Premier League defences.

Speedy Mertens may well jump at the chance of a move to Liverpool and this this source states his valuation at being around €12.4m (£10m), a fee that the Merseyside club may well be worth forking out for the 25 year old.

Tottenham would appear to have less of a need to boost their wide attacking areas given they have first choice regulars Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon to call upon and goals do not appear hard to come by for the North London club, they did after all score three away at Old Trafford last week and have clocked up three straight Premier League wins after a shaky start to the campaign.

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