Last Updated: Fri, 24 May 2013 18:34
Wigan midfielder James McCarthy has sparked interest from Tottenham as Andre Villas-Boas aims to bolster his squad for next term.
Villas-Boas has outlined the Republic of Ireland international as one of his key targets to draft into the club during the summer transfer window.
The Latics will face a battle to hold on to their star players after failing to beat the drop to the championship.
McCarthy has been one of the more consistent performers in Roberto Martinez's side since joining in 2009.
Spurs are yet to make an approach for the youngster and they are expected to wait to hear the news on whether Martinez will be staying at the club, which could have a huge influence in the final decision of the McCarthy.
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