Spurs line up sensational double swoop from the continent

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Tottenham are lining up a double swoop from the continent with the North London club looking to sign both Taye Taiwo and Mauro Camoranesi from Marseille and Stuttgart respectively.

Talksport claim that Spurs are battling with Portuguese side Benfica for Taiwo's signature and manager Harry Redknapp is on the lookout for a replacement left-back after some poor form from Benoit Assou-Ekotto this season.

Taiwo, 25, has been outstanding in France's Ligue 1 this season and he has caught the eye of a number of top European sides; the Nigerian international is reportedly valued at £5million

Tottenham boss Redknapp has already signed Steven Pienaar and is now hoping to follow that up with the signing of Taiwo and Mauro Camoranesi.

Camoranesi has been told by Stuttgart that he is surplus to requirements and is free to look for another club. Both Tottenham and Newcastle have expressed an interest, according to the Metro.

The Italian is available on the cheap with only six months to run on his contract and coach Bruno Labbadia, club director Fredi Bobic, and several fans' groups all agree a move away from the Mercedes-Benz Arena would be the best idea.

"It would be the best solution for Stuttgart and myself if we part company," Camoranesi told the German press.

After careful consideration Bobic, has agreed a move would be the best option and said he wouldn’t prevent the 34-year-old from finding a new club.

"We had a very good chat in which I told him and his agent that we would not put anything in his way," Bobic said.

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