Liverpool and Tottenham are both considering a move for Juventus and Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.
The Premier League clubs are in the market for a new central defender during this summer's transfer window and Ogbonna is high on their wanted lists.
Ogbonna has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Juventus starting XI this season, making 16 league starts as the Bianconeri retained their Serie A title and reached the Champions League final.
The 26-year-old has failed to establish himself ahead of the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli since joining from Torino in the summer of 2013 and he could be tempted to move on in search of regular first-team football.
Tottenham and Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Ogbonna having tracked him during his time at Torino and they feel they could lure him away from Turin this summer.
Spurs are expected to offload the likes of Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches at the end of the season freeing up space for manager Mauricio Pochettino to bring in defensive reinforcements.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to resolve his side's defensive problems with Kolo Toure departing when his contract expires, while Martin Skrtel is yet to sign a new deal and Dejan Lovren has struggled to impress in his first season at Anfield.