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Liverpool will renew their interest in Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen if the club's move for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren fails.
Brendan Rodgers had reportedly earmarked Spurs' Belgium defender at the start of the summer, but would need to bid in excess of £15million to prise him from White Hart Lane.
Southampton will be reluctant to lose Lovren after already seeing three of their star players - Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert - leave St Mary's this summer, so the Reds may have to switch their attentions to the Belgium international.
Vertonghen has said at this World Cup that he is happy in north London but previously claimed he wanted to move on to a club where there was Champions League football, so he might be persuaded to leave.
Meanwhile, Liverpool could battle Arsenal for the signing of Schalke's £10million-rated Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.