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Tottenham in the hunt for Dutch ace

It’s nearly closing time in the Football Transfer Tavern but as the bell chimes to signal last orders, a talkSPORT correspondent rushes into the bar exclaiming excitedly that Tottenham are ready to launch a shock bid for Dutch star Wesley Sneijder.

The Inter Milan midfielder is set to leave the San Siro after falling out with the club over a possible new contract and he not featured since September.

A number of European clubs are thought to keeping track of his situation but Tottenham’s hopes received a boost today after Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Paris Saint Germain are not interested in signing the 28-year-old.

Ancelotti said: “The only thing that we need to do is move on a few players who haven’t featured that much. We have a squad of 29 and the ideal is 25.”

The former Chelsea manager added: “Sneijder and De Rossi will not be coming. Paris Saint-Germain’s market strategy is very clear. The only new arrival will be Lucas.”

Sneijder’s current deal with the Serie A leaders runs until 2015 but he could be available at a cut-price fee of around £15 million given his contract impasse with the club.

Andre Villas-Boas is still seeking a replacement for both Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart and the classy Netherlands midfielder certainly fits the bill. Can you see him arriving at White Hart Lane? Vote in our polls below.

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