Tottenham target Dutch ace

Tottenham have apparently turned their attention to Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, The Daily Mail report.

The White Hart Lane club are undergoing something of a squad revamp this summer, with Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson already joining the north London club.

Andre Villas-Boas is eager to bring in a long-term replacement for ageing Brad Friedel, and is a fan of France international stopper Hugo Lloris.

However with Lyon rating Les Bleus’ captain at around £16 million, Spurs may well turn their attention to the Roma goalkeeper.

Stekeleburg joined the Stadio Olimpico outfit last summer from Ajax for a fee of around £5 million, and is valued at £8 million currently.

The Netherlands international has failed to settle in Italy and is believed to be keen on a move to England to join former club colleague Vertonghen.

Luis Enrique signed Stekelenburg for Roma but has since resigned as coach, and as such a move could well be on the cards.

By Gareth McKnight