Liverpool & Spurs target open to Premier League move

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur defender target Toby Alderweireld has admitted that he’d be interested in a move to the ‘beautiful’ Premier League.

The Belgian international defender has been linked with both Spurs and the Reds, as well as Everton and Newcastle United, after a number of impressive seasons in the Eredivisie with Ajax.

And, whilst the 24-year-old is coy over the current situation surrounding a transfer, he admits he’d be willing to listen to the plans of interested parties – particularly Tottenham Hotspur.

"It depends if there is a club coming [in] that I want to go to. But I'm patient and we will see in a few days,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports.

"We will see, if they [Spurs] are very interested then I will hear what their plans are."

Whilst the Belgium star was relatively receptive to the idea of joining Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, he denied that the Toffees had made a move.

"[There is no offer from Everton] that I know of, maybe my manager knows. But I was focusing on the [Belgium] game and now I'm focusing on Sunday,” added Alderweireld when questioned on Roberto Martinez’s interest.

"I didn't hear from those clubs. But those are beautiful clubs and the Premier League is a beautiful competition, so we will see."

One club linked with a move for the player but not discussed was Liverpool, as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen at the back ahead of the new campaign.

Indeed, reports less than a fortnight ago claimed the Reds were set to go head-to-head with their Merseyside rivals for the £5million-rated player, who has just a year left on his contract at the Amsterdam arena.

Liverpool have already added Kolo Toure to their back line at Anfield, whilst Simon Mignolet has replaced Pepe Reina between the sticks.

Alderweireld’s versatility would make him a fantastic addition, and the door appears to be open for one club to make their move in the coming fortnight.

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