Tottenham to launch £8m assault on Championship forward to ward off Liverpool

Tottenham are ready to rival Premier League rivals Liverpool in the battle to land promising young Charlton forward Ademola Lookman, report the Daily Star.

Amidst a dreadful season for the Addicks, the 18-year old has been one of the few bright sparks to emerge as the tumbled into the third tier of English football.

With the Reds having signed Joe Gomez from the Valley in the summer, who impressed before a season ending injury, they were thought to retain an interest in the 18-year old.

However, Spurs have recently championed the trend of lower league scouting that has become so prevalent in the Premier League.

Dele Alli arrived in North London this summer to little fanfare, though has gone on to become one of the best players in England and a regular for the national side.

Now, they are reportedly ready to return to League One and offer £8m for Lookman, who has notched 5 goals this season.