Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are ready to go head to head in a bid to sign Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon next summer.
A report from talkSPORT claims Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas and his counterpart at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers, are keen to exploit the fact that the talented attacker has so far failed to establish himself in the first team at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has used Callejon sparingly so far and the report claims the 25-year-old has grown so frustrated with his situation that he is ready to consider a move away from the Spanish champions.
The report also claims Tottenham and Liverpool have joined Serie A side Udinese in planning to exploit Callejon’s unhappiness, but will wait until the end fo the season before making any move.
Both Villas-Boas and Rodgers will be keen to add some attacking creativity to their squads, which have both suffered slightly in that department.
Callejon started his career with los Blancos, coming through with the Real Madrid B side, but could not break into the first team.
He joined Espanyol in 2008 before being brought back to the club of his youth in the summer of 2011.