Spurs steal march on Arsenal in pursuit of Liverpool ace

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Arsenal and Tottenham have joined the race to sign Liverpool defender Daniel Agger and are poised to offer £10 million for the Dane, according to reports.

Juventus were reported, in the Italian press, to be monitoring Agger’s situation amidst reports he wanted to leave his current club.

Agger has recently returned from an injury but has made it clear he expects first team football for strugglers Liverpool or he will walk out of Anfield.

And now Arsenal and Tottenham have thrown their hats into the ring, Agger could have more scope to demand a move away.

Arsenal are currently in the market for a centre back due to a lack of defensive options – they only have Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou fit.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has made it clear he wants to sign a new centre back due to both Thomas Vermaelen and Sebastian Squillaci being injured.

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp is looking at a number of targets as he bids to strengthen Tottenham’s Champions League squad.

Luis Suarez is a likely signing for Spurs and the White Hart Lane club are now favourites to land Agger.

However, with Jamie Carragher currently injured, Martin Skrtel and Sotiris Kyrgiakos have been first choice but Liverpool’s options are running low so they will be reluctant to sell.

New Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, though, does want to bring in a new defender so, if he can lure one of Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth and Chris Samba to Anfield he will be more lokely to part with Agger.

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