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With both sides battling it out at the top of the Premier League table, it should come as no surprise when both Liverpool and Tottenham are linked with a move for the same player.

The top flight heavyweights will likely be circling the same stars this summer as they look to strengthen their sides, with both teams seemingly hunting out the same sort of player.

The Reds certainly need more quality at the heart of their defence, something which Virgil Van Dijk’s January capture has not completely sorted out, while Spurs will also be seeking a new centre back considering the situation with star man Toby Alderweireld and his contract.

However, while scouting Europe will no doubt throw up the same players to both teams, it looks as though Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp have widened their search radius – and ended up with the same target.

TeamTalk claim that the north London and Merseyside clubs, as well as Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal, are in the hunt for South Korean powerhouse Kim Min-jae this summer after his impressive performances for both club and country.

The 21-year-old, playing in the K-League, has been a revelation, being named young Player of the Year back in November and already with five international caps under his belt.

However, despite the triple transfer hunt, there is only going to be one winner – and it will leave Liverpool and Arsenal bitterly disappointed.

There are few successes from Asia in the Premier League, but one of, if not the, biggest name to make his way here has been Tottenham’s Heung-min Son – who just happens to be Kim’s international team mate.

Making that move halfway across the world would be tough for anyone, let alone a 21-year-old, and having a face that you recognise could be the deciding factor for such a massive transition.

As such, if Spurs are willing to splash the cash, then Liverpool do not stand a chance, for the Lilywhites have a secret weapon which gives them a clear advantage in the hunt.

In other Tottenham news, two players are fighting for their futures this summer in a massive cull.

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