Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring the situation of West Ham midfielder Jack Collison, it has been claimed.
According to the News of the World, the Barclays Premier League rivals will also have West Brom to contend with, should they formalise their interest in the Wales international.
Collison only returned to action for the Hammers in the closing weeks of last season, having been sidelined for 14 months with a serious knee injury.
And, with the east London club having been relegated the Npower Championship, the 21-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Upton Park, despite the Hammers being desperate to retain his services.
Collison is to hold talks with new boss Sam Allardyce to discuss his options, but it is likely the youngster will have his head turned if Liverpool and Spurs make a serious approach.
Liverpool and Spurs are also both thought to be keen on the acquisition of Lille star Eden Hazard, while both clubs had been hoping to beat Arsenal to the signature of the Belgian’s teammate Gervinho.
Connor Wickham had also been a target for Liverpool and Spurs, but they were pipped to the post by Sunderland.
Meanwhile, it would appear that Charlie Adam – who almost joined Spurs in January – will tie up a move to Liverpool at some point next week as talks between the Reds and Blackpool continue.