Liverpool & Spurs in battle for PSG defender

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to do battle over the signature of defender Lucas Digne, according to reports.

Italian publication TMW claims the Premier League duo hold an interest in the 20-year-old full-back, and will look to lure him away from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move for the player before, with the Reds coveting his signature in the summer transfer window before his move to Paris from Lille.

However, the French U21 international had no regrets turning down the chance to join Liverpool, admitting an opportunity to play for PSG was one he had to take.

"I knew that I would be competing with big players if I chose PSG. I think it would be sad to have any regrets after just one month. This season we will have 65-70 games, I know that my time will come," he told L'Equipe back in October.

Appearances have not been that forthcoming though, and now Liverpool are once again being linked with a move to bring the left-back to Anfield.

Were the youngster to arrive at Anfield, he'd challenge Jose Enrique for a place in the Reds' first-team next season.

Aly Cissokho, who is currently the starting choice for Liverpool in the position, is set to leave the club when his loan expires on Merseyside at the end of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur are also being linked with a move for the defender, and manager Tim Sherwood isn't flush with options in the position either.

Danny Rose is currently Spurs' first choice, whilst Benoit Assou-Ekotto is out on loan. Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton can both play at left-back if required at White Hart Lane, but it's not their favoured position.

If Sherwood is to challenge for the signature, then Champions League football could be key to Tottenham Hotspur's chances.

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