David Villa has already been linked to a host of Premier League clubs in the Football Transfer Tavern this season and today it is the turn of Tottenham Hotspur who the Mail Online report are leading the chase to sign the Spanish striker.
The 31-year-old has already seen offers from both Arsenal and Liverpool, who hoped to bring the forward to England on short-term deals, rejected after Barcelona declared they will not loan him out and will instead only let him leave permanently for around £16 million.
Spurs are prepared to offer the asking price to bring the World Cup winner to White Hart Lane as Andre Villas-Boas seeks to strengthen his squad ahead of the business end of the season.
Sources in Spain have recently indicated that Villa could be set to the leave the Camp Nou during the current January transfer window and he would certainly be a good fit at Spurs who are looking for striking reinforcements to supplement Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor. Villa has been unfortunate in terms of game time after returning from his long-term injury and he remains one of the best strikers in the world – one that would look right at home in the Premier League.
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