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Tottenham face Spanish fight to land transfer target

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There some interesting reports in the Football Transfer Tavern today with talkSPORT reporting that Tottenham will go head-to-head for Roma star Miralem Pjanic with La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.

Speculation had built up in the tavern that the Bosnian international was one of the many targets Andre Villas-Boas is looking at as he seeks to replace Real Madrid-bound Gareth Bale.

The Portuguese boss could have more than £100 million at his disposal and the 23-year-old Roma man is thought to be on his radar after his technical director Franco Baldini outlined the talented attacking midfielder as a possible option.

Baldini worked at the Stadio Olimpico as general manager before being headhunted by Daniel Levy this summer to take on recruitment at all levels for Spurs. He now wants Pjanic to join him in North London with Roma ready to sell the player who featured in 27 games for the Giallorossi last season.

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Pjanic in the past but Spurs could face the fiercest competition from Spain with Atletico Madrid lining up a move for the former Lyon man. The Madrid club have still cash available from selling Radamel Falcao to Monaco earlier this summer and they could swoop in before the White Hart Lane side.

Despite the speculation about his future, Pjanic insists he is fully focused on the season ahead with the Serie A side.

He said: “The atmosphere is good, we are working well and we will give our best to produce a better season than last year.”

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