Liverpool and Tottenham are both considering making a move for Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon, with the Spaniard hoping to get more playing time as he is continually left on the bench in favour of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain.

Callejon spent the majority of his youth career at Madrid, before making the move to Espanyol in 2008. He was seen as a promising youth attacking player and featured in matches for the Spain under 21 side, before moving back to the Bernabeu in 2011.

But as he continues to be passed up in favour of the side's biggest stars, the Daily Express is reporting that Tottenham and Liverpool are both looking at bringing the 25 year old to England to increase their attacking options.

Tottenham have insisted that they will not get involved in the January transfer window unless players are available who can really improve the squad. Stars such as Scott Parker, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Youness Kaboul are returning from injury, and Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that the squad should be strong enough to push for fourth place.

Jose Callejon
Jose Callejon is a target for Liverpool and Tottenham.

But reports have continued to speculate that Tottenham will be looking to build and avoid a new-years' lull that has become a habit for the north London side in recent years.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are in desperate need of a striker, with the side failing to land a replacement for Andy Carroll on deadline day in the summer.

Luis Suarez has been a star for the Merseyside club, but as they look ahead to a plethora of games in the new year, Brendan Rodgers is under no illusion that he will need to have more depth up front.

Liverpool are also believed to be tying up deals for Daniel Sturridge and Tom Ince in preparation for the January window, and with Callejon having limited game time at Madrid, the side might be able to land the star for a price within their budget, so long as they can convince him that they are serious about challenging for the Champions League.