Report: Tottenham Hotspur to rival Liverpool for Sven Botman

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly hoping to convince Lille defender Sven Botman to join them over Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The 21-year-old has been in fine form for Ligue 1 leaders Lille this term, which has earned him links with a number of heavyweight clubs across the continent.

Liverpool are among the sides to have been tipped to move for Botman in the January window, but an approach for the centre-back did not materialise.

France Football reports that Tottenham also hold an interest in the Netherlands Under-20s international, who is believed to be valued at around £40m.

Botman, who previously spent a decade in Ajax’s academy setup, is rumoured to be interested in a move to English football.

Inter Milan are another of the high-profile clubs potentially in the running to sign the Dutchman.