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Tottenham in three-way battle for Lyon ace

Milan Pjanic is stuck in a three-way transfer tug of war with Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Lazio, according to The Sun.

The highly-rated Lyon midfielder is hot property in Europe after his displays for the Ligue 1 side last season with all three clubs desperate to capture his signature.

A big money move for the Bosnian is expected and it seems that he has his pick of destinations with Tottenham, Villa and Lazio providing him with attractive options.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen on the 21-year-old midfielder as a ready-made replacement for want away midfielder Luka Modric should he Croatian leave White Hart Lane this summer.

Pjanic’s signing would certainly soften the blow caused by Modric’s proposed exit although it seems Lazio are preparing to rival Spurs with a bid.

The Italians are determined to sign some big name players before the transfer window shuts in August.

Villa are also interested in the player after losing Stewart Downing and Ashley Young but are unable to offer European football unlike the Lazio and Spurs.

Both teams finished fifth in their respective leagues and gained entry to the Europa League. Whether Pjanic is prepared to sacrifice Champions League football with Lyon is another matter.

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