Tottenham and Newcastle to battle for Serie A ace

Juve striker Mirko VucinicTottenham and Newcastle are ready to battle for the signature of Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic in January, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The Montenegro international is believed to be free to leave Turin for the right price, and was linked with a switch to the Premier League over the summer.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be watching the 30-year-old, who has been one of Serie A’s top talents for some time.

The Portuguese coach is thought to be keen to add to his attacking options once the transfer window re-opens, with summer arrival Roberto Soldado short of back-up.

But, Newcastle are also keen, wit Alan Pardew keen to secure multiple signings in the New Year.

The Magpies endured a woeful time during the last transfer window, with Loic Remy – a loan signing from QPR – their only rival.

With his team blowing hot and cold this term, Pardew is looking to add some proven quality to his ranks, and is thought to be pondering a swoop for Vucinic.

The former Roma man is valued at around £8.5m, which is a relatively low price-tag for a player of such experience.

Borussia Dortmund have been linked with the hit-man, as they look for replacements for the soon to be out of contract Robert Lewandowski.

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