Tottenham are considering an approach in signing Manchester United and Liverpool target Alex Song in the summer transfer window, according to

The Barcelona midfielder has been on the radar of the Old Trafford club, while their league rivals Liverpool along with his former club Arsenal are also keen on landing him.

The report claims Spurs are looking to compete with United and Liverpool in acquiring the services of the Cameroon international. Song joined the Catalan club in 2012 and since his move to Camp Nou, he has failed to cement a place in Barcelona's XI.

Song has started only in 12 league games during the 2013/14 season, where he was used as a central defender and also as a defensive midfielder, which is his more natural position.

The Spanish giants are looking to offload the former Gunners's man, despite still three years remaining on his contract. Barcelona reportedly paid £15m to Arsenal while signing him and are looking for a fee of around £8m to part ways with their midfielder.

David Moyes, former United manager, wanted Song at Old Trafford. However, the Scot was shown the door by United and he has been replaced by Louis van Gaal. The Red Devils's incoming boss also wants the 26-year-old.

The Merseyside club's manager, Brendan Rodgers, is an admirer of Song. Spurs, along with the Ligue 1 side are aware that Barcelona will allow their midfielder to leave and the two clubs are set to rival United and Liverpool for his signature.

Song had earlier admitted that he would return to the Premier League if he leaves his current employers. The midfielder also went on to praise Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and stated the Frenchman is like a father figure to him.

"If I leave Barcelona, it will be to return to the Premier League. I will return to England one day, that's for sure," Sky Sports quoted Song as saying.

"He (Wenger) was like a father to me. He spoke a lot with me when I arrived to Arsenal. I wanted to renew my contract with Arsenal but in that case I would have regretted not joining Barcelona. Barcelona are the best side in the world."