Charlie Adam will reportedly reject a move to Tottenham in order to secure a switch to Liverpool.
The Blackpool captain was the subject of intense interest from the Barclays Premier League rivals during the January transfer window but both clubs ultimately failed in their respective pursuits.
Now, according to The People, Adam is hoping to land a 'dream' move to Liverpool in the summer and is prepared to snub Tottenham's advances to realise his Anfield ambition.
The 25-year-old handed in a transfer request last month in an attempt to force a transfer to Anfield after Liverpool had an offer rejected by Blackpool put the Seasiders stood firm.
Despite the persistence of Liverpool director of football strategy, Damien Comolli, the Reds never came close to Blackpool’s valuation of Adam – believed to be around £10 million – but Spurs did match the price on the head of the ex-Rangers midfielder.
Spurs, however, registered their interest too late - reportedly missing out by a number of minutes - but the White Hart Lane club are expected to reignite their interest when the transfer window reopens.
It has been reported that Blackpool will sell Adam in the summer - even if they remain in the Barclays Premier League - and Liverpool and Spurs are unlikely to be the only clubs interested in his signature.
The Scotland international has enjoyed a fantastic debut season in the top-flight thus far and has drawn praise for his talismanic displays at Bloomfield Road.
Players and managers past and present continue to eulogise about the midfielder - who has even been compared to David Beckham by ex-Tartan Army and Manchester United goalkeeper Andy Goram.
“Charlie Adam reminds me of a boy I once played with,” Goram wrote in the Scottish Sun.
“This lad had everything. He could pass, he could shoot, he could lead and he could inspire.
“He was already well on his way to superstardom when I met him for the first time. Now? Well, quite simply, he's a global icon.
“His name? David Beckham. For me, Adam has all of Becks' star qualities.
“He can cross, shoot and is blessed with a range of passing that takes your breath away at times.”