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Tottenham line up Roma starlet

Tottenham are lining up a January move for Roma defender Dodo, according to reports from talkSPORT.

Following their below par start to the season, Spurs are expected to delve into the transfer market next month, even if they don’t have a new manager in place after Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking earlier this week.

One are of particular concern in the Londoners first-team is left-back, with Danny Rose – their only orthodox option in the role – having endured an injury ravaged start to the campaign.

Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Naughton have both been used to fill the void, but neither player has shone in the position.

Dodo is seen as a genuine option to challenge Rose for the berth, and is believed to be a favourite of director of football Franco Baldini – who previously worked for Roma.

He is thought to have a good relationship with the Serie A side – which contributed to the summer deal for Erik Lamela – and could use this to tie up a move for the 21-year-old.

Dodo has long been hailed a promising talent, and was linked with Manchester United in 2010.

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