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Tottenham Hotspur have taken a lead over Liverpool in their pursuit of Ben Davies after the London club reportedly agreed a £10m fee with Swansea City, according to the Telegraph.

The left-back was a regular inclusion in the Welsh club's starting lineup and made 32 league appearances last season. His form has attracted interest from both the Reds and the White Hart Lane outfit.

Brendan Rodgers has seen his side's £8m bid already rejected by Swansea earlier this month. The report claims Spurs have tabled a bid for the transfer of Davies this summer. Gary Monk's side have a deal agreed in principle for the Welsh international's services.

However, Liverpool manager is still hoping to beat their Premier League rivals for the defender's signature. Davies is aware of the ongoing interest from the Merseyside club and would be interested in holding talks with Rodgers if his side match the offer placed on the table by Spurs.

Rodgers is willing to improve Liverpool's bid in his pursuit of the 21-year-old from his former club. The Anfield club are also interested in signing Sevilla's Alberto Moreno, who is available for £18m.

The Northern Irishman is looking to strengthen his side's left-back position, which has been a matter of worry in the last season. Swansea are willing to part ways with Davies, but Liverpool's interest has complicated the transfer.

Mauricio Pochettino side's bid has already been accepted by Swansea and are favourites to land Davies. Liverpool are hopeful of sealing a move for the Welsh defender and their failure to improve their offer in order to meet Spurs' valuation would see the Liberty Stadium club sell the left-back to Spurs.

Should Liverpool meet Spurs' £10m for Davies, it is likely they could land the Swansea man by offering him Champions League football next season – something the north London cannot offer at least for a year now.