Liverpool ready to turn the head of £10m Spurs target – reports

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Liverpool are hoping to beat Tottenham to the signature of Ipswich starlet Connor Wickham, according to reports.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic season at Portman Road – with his performances being capped off with the Football League Young Player of the Year at the 2011 Football League Awards.

It had previously been reported that Spurs were set to win the race for the young striker, but the People suggests that Liverpool are now the frontrunners to seal a £10 million summer deal.

Wickham signed a one-year contract extension with Ipswich last week, but Town are still expected to have to fight off interest for their prized asset during the transfer window – and it would appear that Spurs and Liverpool are his most serious suitors.

However, despite speculation to the contrary, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp says the White Hart Lane are unlikely to make a move for Wickham after being put off by Ipswich’s asking price.


“I don’t see us paying the sort of money that Ipswich are talking about,” Redknapp revealed.

“He’s not someone who’d be ready to play in the first team next season.

“He’d be better off staying for another year.”

This would seemingly pave the way for Liverpool to formalise their reported interest as the Anfield club look to invest heavily in their squad as of June 1.

According to the People, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been closely monitoring the progress of Wickham and is keen to bring him to Anfield to provide back up for Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

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