Liverpool and Tottenham set to battle for £35m-rated midfielder

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly battle each other this summer to try and secure services of highly-rated Englishman Declan Rice.

The West Ham youngster has caught the eye of a number of top teams in the English top-tier and he looks destined to play football on a higher level.

The 20-year-old wonderkid has committed his long-term future to the West Ham United in December by signing a new five-and-a-half-year deal, however, they could be tested if an offer is good to refuse comes in.

According to the sources from Britain, the Spurs are planning to make a £35million raid for the versatile midfielder while the Merseyside Reds are also considering a bid for his signature.

Tottenham head-coach Mauricio Pochettino’s has not spent money in the last two transfer windows, but, could be forced to make signings this summer after the Stadium building will be finished.

The future of some of their stars is in doubt as Denmark international midfielder Christian Eriksen will have just one year left on his current deal this summer with both Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested to secure his services.

Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile, can leave club as little as £25million in the summer after Spurs triggered a release clause in his current deal earlier last month

Meanwhile, Liverpool and ARsneal may have to fight off interest from German giants Bayern Munich if either team is to sign France international midfielder Adrien Rabiot during the summer transfer window, according to Ian McGarry.

The Frenchman likely to leave the PSG on a free transfer after the season ends as he has turned down the Ligue 1 teams offer of a contract extension and he has been on the radar of hosts of European teams.