Tottenham have had an offer of 35 million euros (£28.5 million) accepted for in-demand Palermo pair Edison Cavani and Simon Kjaer and are stepping up their bid to snap up Joe Cole.

Spurs are currently looking to strengthen their squad for a first ever Champions League campaign and the Italian club’s president has confirmed they have received a sensational offer from Harry Redknapp.

Danish centre half Kjaer has been heavily linked with Manchester United, in the wake of Nemanja Vidic’s possible transfer to Real Madrid, and Cavani to Man City so for Spurs to pull it off would be somewhat of a coup.

Maurizio Zamparini told Sky Italia: “Tottenham have bid €35m, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave.”

Another surprise move from the White Hart lane outfit could see Redknapp being re-united with his former West Ham midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole has recently been released by Chelsea and is looking for a new club after returning to England from the World Cup.

Spurs’ rivals Arsenal look in pole position to swoop but Redknapp and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy are putting together a deal to tempt Cole to the white side of North London.

Meanwhile, Palermo will invest the money their receive from Spurs into bringing in midfielders, with West Ham’s Swiss international Valon Behrami top of their list.

Zamparini continued: “We will reinvest the money for these players. The midfield is my biggest concern, whereas in defence and attack we are fairly covered.”

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