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Liverpool and Tottenham set for transfer battle over striker with €40m release clause

Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly set to battle it out over the signing of Porto striker Moussa Marega who has a €40m release clause in his contract.

The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Vitoria Guimaraes and has scored 10 goals in his first eight games of the season to put his struggles from last season behind him.

Interest from the two Premier League clubs was first reported by The Sun earlier this month, but Sport Witness have picked up on an article in the print version of L’Equipe which has reaffirmed interest from both Liverpool and Spurs in the striker.

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Nicknamed the ‘Terminator’, Marega struggled to have the desired impact at Porto, but it appears as though he has rediscovered his goalscoring touch and can be a real handful given his powerful style of play.

However, should the interest from England be genuine, it’s added in the report that he has a release clause of €40m in his contract, and so any interested party will have to potentially spend big in order to land his signature.

Liverpool are still in the market for an out-and-out striker who can deliver goals consistently with Daniel Sturridge failing to have that impact, while Spurs being linked makes sense given their troubles in front of goal without Harry Kane.

The England international has been out of action since September with injury, and in his absence, Tottenham have gone six games without a win more recently while scoring just three goals in that period.

It’s questionable as to whether Marega is the answer to their problems, but the rumour linking him with a move to either Anfield or White Hart Lane is seemingly going nowhere.

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