Liverpool are rivalling Tottenham for FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah.

The speedy 21-year-old Egyptian is in rich form having scored six goals for his country in their World Cup qualification campaign and caught the eye with his performance against Chelsea in the Champions League earlier this season.

Sportsmail revealed Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas was keen on Salah earlier this year but wanted to see whether he continued to progress.

Villas-Boas has asked to be kept informed with Basel ready to sell in January but the Swiss side want £15m.

Liverpool, who are also hopeful of signing Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, are ready to buy again in January as they sense the chance to make an impact on the Premier League title race and Champions League qualification.