Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul, according to the Daily Mail.
Krul has kept 13 clean sheets in the league so far this season and has been hugely influential for Newcastle as they fight for a Champions League spot. The two London clubs, who face each other in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday, have been impressed by the Dutchman's performances.
The report says that Chelsea are ready to offer £15 million for the 24 year old as the Blues fear veteran shot-stopper Petr Cech is past his best.
Tottenham are also in the race for Krul as they look for a proven replacement for Brad Friedel. The American has played an integral role in the north London club's success this season but with the 40 year old in the twilight of his career, Spurs know that they must introduce a younger goalkeeper soon.
Krul had earlier stated that he was happy at Tyneside and even signed a new five year deal at the club last month but a big money offer might be to enough to land the keeper, especially with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley claiming that any player could be sold if the price is right.
Meanwhile, another report in the newspaper says that Turkish club Fenerbahce have a made a £10 million bid for Juventus winger Milos Krasic, another player targeted by both Chelsea and Tottenham.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has been a long-term admirer of Krasic and even made a move to land the Serbian on loan in the January transfer window but the player turned it down - a decision he now regrets.
"At the end of the transfer window in January, there were offers from Tottenham and Zenit [St Petersburg] for a loan deal. I decided to decline those options in the belief that I would be given chances at Juventus. That has proven to be a mistake and it would have been better if I had accepted one of those offers," Krasic was quoted as saying.
The 27 year old joined Juventus from Russian outfit CSKA Moscow in 2010 but has fallen down the pecking order at the Turin club and now looks destined for a move to the Premier League in the summer.