Last Updated: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:32
Tottenham are reportedly facing a fight with Barcelona for the signature of Inter Milan's Fredy Guarin in the January window.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is one of three Premier League managers thought to be keeping tabs on the highly-rated Colombia international midfielder with a view to a future swoop.
Manchester United's David Moyes and Jose Mourinho at Chelsea have been mentioned as interested parties, but the prospect of Barca entering the race could leave all three clubs disappointed.
Barca coach Tata Martino is thought to be looking to add some more steel to his midfield options and will ask president Sandro Rossell to do all he can to take him to Camp Nou.
Villas-Boas will no doubt hope the fact he worked with Guarin at Porto in the past will boost his chances of landing the player ahead of some strong competition.
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