Spurs enter race for €16m Liverpool & United target

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Roma attacker Jeremy Menez - a reported target for Liverpool and Manchester United - appears to be on the Tottenham radar.

According to, the north London club are keen to bring in the 23-year-old playmaker to bolster their vast attacking reserves, which already boasts the likes of Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale.

Liverpool and Manchester United have both previously been linked with the France international, but Spurs appear to be frontrunners for his signature.

However, Liverpool are reported to be prepared to reignite their previous interest in Menez with Damien Comolli scouting the European leagues in pursuit of the best young talent, with acquisitions from the continent likely to prove cheaper options than exorbitantly priced English starlets.

The Liverpool director of football strategy has been tasked with injecting some youth into the current Reds squad as owners New England Sports Ventures (NESV) attempt to build a side to realistically bring top honours to Anfield in the near future.

Liverpool, however, will have their work cut out to try to convince the versatile attacker that a move to Anfield would represent a better option than one to White Hart Lane or Old Trafford, with both Tottenham and United likely to be competing in the Champions League next season.

The ability to attract players of Menez's calibre is a mark of how much Spurs have come in a short space of time, and Harry Redknapp believes the club have the potential to establish themselves as feared European competitors for years to come.

However, despite Tottenham demonstrating the most intent in the pursuit of Menez, the Frenchman is understood to favour a move to United after initially missing out on joining the Old Trafford club in his early teens.

"When I was 15-years old Sir Alex Ferguson wanted me at Manchester United," he told Ma Chaine Sport.

"But we both decided that it was better for me to learn elsewhere."

"I dream of being able to have another chance to join United, sooner or later."

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