Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to renew summer transfer rivalries in the race to land Charlie Adam.
The Scottish international was heavily linked with a Barclays Premier League switch in January, with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish reportedly leading the chase to sign the player.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp joined the chase for the player at the end of the month, and was reportedly close to securing Adam's services on deadline day.
However, Blackpool boss Ian Holloway managed to keep the inspirational skipper at Bloomfield Road and Adam has stated his desire to keep the Tangerines in the league before a probable move in the summer.
"It probably is right I stayed until the end of the season and help them stay in the Premier League," Adam told Goals on Sunday on SkySports.
"If the opportunity comes in the future to move on, I want to leave on the best note I can."
A host of clubs are now thought to be interested, adding to the potential of a higher fee than the £10 million which is currently thought to be enough to land the player.
Liverpool are thought to be keen on strengthening in a number of core positions this summer, with midfield thought to be an area of concern for Dalglish.
Christian Poulsen has failed to impress during his time at Anfield thus far, and appears set for a Liverpool exit this summer, with Adam a potential replacement.
Tottenham Hotspur are also potentially looking at replacements, with Niko Kranjcar heavily linked with an exit from White Hart Lane at the end of the season.
The Spurs boss is keen to strengthen with another shot at Europe on the horizon, either in the Champions League or Europa League, and Adam has experience from his time with Rangers.
It appears that a summer bidding war is around the corner, and both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will battle to bring the player to their respective clubs.