Tottenham are making a last ditch attempt to lure 19-year old Belgium striker, Divock Origi, to White Heart Lane, despite the player admitting he would prefer a move to Liverpool, according to a number of sources.
Liverpool appeared to have emerged as frontrunners to sign the £10 million talented striker from Lille, however reports have surfaced that Tottenham could hijack the deal, despite not being able to offer the youngster Champions League football.
It was thought that Brendan Rodgers was due to meet the player this week to discuss personal terms after officials from Liverpool and Lille had agreed a fee of around £10 million for the player.
One of the potential stumbling blocks for Rodgers involves the fact that Liverpool want the player to remain with Lille for the 2013/14 season and gain experience before his permanent move, something the player himself is thought to be against.
Despite Origi already knocking back an approach by Tottenham due to the fact that they are not in Europe, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino seen an opportunity and is ready to make a second attempt to lure the player to North London, by guaranteeing him Premier League action from the outset.
This tactic, coupled with the possibility of teaming up with his international team-mate, Romelu Lukaku, at White Heart Lane, could be enough to provoke the youngster into a change of heart.
Tottenham are reportedly lining up a £20 million bid for Chelsea's Lukaku, after Arsenal look set to cool their interest following the apparent signing of Alexi Sanchez from Barcelona.
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011, for a fee around £10 million pounds, but has spent the last two seasons on loan with West Brom and Everton.
Despite scoring freely for both clubs, it is clear Jose Mourinho is not prepared to give the talented striker an opportunity at Stamford Bridge, opening the door for a permanent deal across town.
Serie A Champions Juventus have made an approach to take the player on loan, however Lukaku is desperate to secure a permanent move, and Tottenham could provide the Belgium international the perfect platform alongside Origi.