Liverpool make approach to hijack Tottenham's Paratici attempts

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Liverpool are reported to be rivalling Tottenham Hotspur to bring in Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici.

Tottenham Hotspur were linked earlier this week by Italian website Calciomercato with making an attempt to bring in Fabio Paratici from Juventus as sporting director.

Paratici is the man responsible for signing Paul Pogba on a free transfer, and a reel of other impressive signings allowing the Bianconeri to remain at the top of Serie A.

It appears they are not the only Premier League club interested in his services should he be available.

The Star report, citing a separate Calciomercato report that Spurs' weekend opponents Liverpool have made an approach to Paratici.

It is unclear whether Paratici has a desire to join either club, but Liverpool's reported interest is fascinating because their current structure does not lend itself to the appointment of a sporting director.

The Reds have a six-man transfer committee analysing and making decisions on potential signings, which German boss Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool Echo last week he did not view as a problem for him.

Tottenham's situation is also muddled, having recently released Franco Baldini from his contract as sporting director. The Times reported Spurs have a five-man committee formed in his absence, and this could become a permanent option, although reports suggesting they have approached Paratici suggest otherwise.

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