By Tom Blackburn
Tottenham are set to revive their interest in Dinamo Zagreb emerging star Ante Coric, according to a report.
The Mirror claim the attacking midfielder pulled out of a deal to join Manchester City this week because he felt his first-team chances were slim.
It is said Spurs and Liverpool are to move back in for the teen sensation after being pushed out of the picture by City.
The two clubs, who drew 1-1 in their Premier League clash on Saturday, have both been on the trail of Coric all summer.
Sky Sports claimed on their website at the start of August that Premier League pair Everton and Tottenham had made contact with the club from Croatia about signing the 19-year-old.
Croatian media outlet Tportal had claimed in July that Liverpool had put in a £12million bid for the youngster, but the Sky report stated that Jurgen Klopp’s interest has cooled on the two-time capped Croatia international.
Nevertheless, the Mirror claim Klopp remains keen to strengthen his squad with Coric and the teenager is a more than viable option for Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino looks to pep up his attack with Champions League football looming next month.
The youngster attracted scouts from several European teams, as he scored five goals and supplied six assists during Dinamo Zagreb’s title winning season.
The Croatian club accept they face a battle to hang on to the youngster and their bid to drive up the price is helped by interest from the large number of Premier League club’s in their player.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have offered a £70,000-a-week deal to land a £20million signing by Wednesday.