Liverpool are believed to still be interested in completing a deal for Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey, but it seems they will face competition from Tottenham.

With the transfer deadline looming both clubs are still trying to secure a late deal for the attacking midfielder who last season managed to score an impressive 17 league goals last season.

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Spurs and Liverpool both want to sign Dempsey [Reuters] Reuters

Sky Sports has reported that Tottenham have made an offer to their London rivals for Dempsey after hearing that Aston Villa had failed in their bid to land the midfielder.

Sunderland are another club who are interested but it seems that it is only Tottenham and Liverpool who have made official offers for Dempsey.

Liverpool may well have the funds to bring the American to the club after they sold Charlie Adam to Stoke, while Andy Carroll also left on a loan deal to West Ham.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers admitted earlier in the day that he was interested in making another signing before the 11pm deadline and indicated that he wanted a player capable of bringing goals to the side.

However, Ian Irving, a reporter for Premier League Productions suggested that Rodgers had revealed he hoped to sign Dempsey.

"Fans asked Rodgers if #LFC were signing Clint Dempsey. He replied 'hopefully'" tweeted Irving.

The former Swansea boss then spoke to the BBC as he admitted Liverpool were still trying to complete some deals before the window closes.

"The business people at the football club are looking to put deals in place. As a manager and a coach the earlier you can get it done the better," said Rodgers.

"But I've always said if we can get the players we want in by the end of the window then I can be happy. There's still a bit of time left and a bit of work to do, and hopefully we can get things done."

Dempsey has long been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage and has thus far refused to play for Fulham in the Premier League.

Both Liverpool and Tottenham have had a busy final day of the tranasfer window with the Reds allowing Adam and Jay Spearing to leave the club, while Spurs are attempting to complete deals for Hugo Lloris and Joao Moutinho.