Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to beat Liverpool in signing two of their transfer targets Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, according to the Daily Mail.
The Swansea City duo were a target for the Reds as Brendan Rodgers was keen on landing the two players from his former club. Davies, who is a first choice left-back at the Liberty Stadium has been the subject of a transfer battle between the north London side and the Merseyside club.
Liverpool were also eyeing a move for Vorm as a backup for their first choice keeper Simon Mignolet. According to the report, the Spurs have now taken a lead ahead of the Reds to sign both targets for a fee of £15m.
The deal will see the Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino allow his midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson move in the opposite direction in a player-plus-cash deal. The former Southampton boss does not rate the Iceland international highly and wants to offload him this summer.
Sigurdsson played for the Welsh club while on loan in 2012 and the swap deal, including a double swoop would see him feature for Swansea for the next season. Crystal Palace were willing to take the midfielder as they made a bid of £8m for his services.
However, the Iceland midfielder rejected a chance to join Palace as he wants to return to Swansea. This would come as a boost for Pochettino, who is targeting a double swoop for Davies and Vorm.
The Spurs have Hugo Lloris as their first choice keeper at the club. The French international recently signed a new deal with his current employers and a potential move for Vorm would see him play second fiddle to Lloris.
Meanwhile, Danny Rose played as the left-back for the north London club last season. Davies' move to White Hart Lane could see him challenge Rose for a place in the Spurs' starting lineup.
Pochettino's side have assured him more playing time, which has seen him snub a chance to join Liverpool in the ongoing transfer window. The potential transfer of the Swansea duo is likely to be a boost for the Spurs, while it will be a blow for Liverpool as Rodgers has long been monitoring the two players.