// Published June 1, 2010 by isport

Rangers manager Walter Smith has told Liverpool to increase their offer for defender Danny Wilson if they are to win the race for his signature.

A second bid of £2million was rejected by the SPL champions, with the 18-year-old refusing to extend his stay at Ibrox with just 12 months remaining on his contract.

Liverpool had remained unchallenged in their pursuit of Wilson but Tottenham Hotspur, who trumped them to the final Champions League place last season, have now entered the fray and are expected to prompt a bidding war with their Premier League rivals.

Any bid from White Hart Lane would initially be £1million with future add-ons, which would increase Liverpool’s chances but Smith has warned Rafael Benitez that he will have to up his valuation of the highly-rated centre-back.

He said: “We are currently waiting to hear back from Liverpool after we rejected their original £2m offer.”