Real Madrid’s out of favour midfield enforcer Lassana Diarra could be on his way to join new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, reports The Metro.
The 27 year old has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu since joining in 2009, and his high wage demands have led to the La Liga champions becoming eager to part company with the Frenchman.
However, Spurs may have some competition in securing Diarra’s signature as QPR, Everton and Newcastle make up a list of 3 other English clubs also reportedly looking to attract Diarra to the Premier League.
Having already proved himself in England’s top flight thanks to spells at Chelsea, Arsenal and Portsmouth, a move back to the Premier League could suit Diarra; provided his new club can meet his wage demands.
There is also interest from abroad in the form of Spartak Moscow and Fenerbache, as Real Madrid are willing to let their enforcer leave for as little as £4 million.
Whilst Tottenham may have to fight off some stiff competition to bring Diarra to White Hart Lane, it could mark the start of a busy summer as Villas-Boas looks to strengthen his new side.