Liverpool to fight Spurs for Dutch starlet

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Liverpool have shown interest in signing FC Twente winger Ola John, who is already a target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool will go head-to-head in a transfer face-off with Spurs, if they see through their interest in Ola John, according to Talksport.

The young Dutchman is currently playing for FC Twente in the Eredivisie and impressing many clubs around Europe, including those at Anfield and White Hart Lane.

Spanish side Sevilla are also reported to be closely monitoring the Netherlands Under-21 international, but Kenny Dalglish is keen to add him to his plethora of young stars.

Ola, younger brother of former Fulham striker Collins, has rose to prominence in the past 18 months since making his debut.

It was reported that the tricky winger turned down moves to both Manchester United and Arsenal last summer.

John also extended his Twente contract until 2014 after taking advice form older bother Collins, who moved to Fulham in 2004.

This moved signaled the beginning of Collins’ fall from one of Europe’s most promising youngsters, to club-less journeyman who has played in leagues from USA to Azerbaijan.

Twente would like John to sign a new improved deal, but the winger has dragged his feet to review his options.

This has alerted many clubs, but most of thoise would be unwilling to meet Twente’s £8million valuation.

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