AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini could be on his way back to the Barclays Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur according to talkSPORT.
The former Arsenal star may form a player-plus-cash offer from the Serie A giants for Spurs midfielder Sandro, in a move that would see a surprise return for the French international.
Flamini spent four seasons at Arsenal under manager Arsene Wenger, before falling out of favour with the Gunners chief, leaving the Emirates Stadium in 2008 for the San Siro.
Now struggling to hold down a regular starting berth in the Milan line-up, Flamini may be used as a makeweight un a deal for the highly rated Sandro – who has won a number of admirers after an impressive debut season at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keen to keep hold of Sandro, and is unlikely to be bowled over by the prospect of landing Flamini in part-exchange.
Flamini hardly endeared himself to Spurs fans in the recent Champions League match-up between the two clubs, when his antics incited a riot during the last-16 first leg clash at the San Siro.
A two-footed lunge at defender Vedran Corluka midway through the second half was followed up by an over-the-top celebration in front of the Spurs bench.
Add to that his ties with Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal, and it is clear to see why the 27-year-old midfielder would be a far from ideal recruit.