Spurs 'on alert' as Marquez contract talks stall - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur have been placed 'on alert' over Javier Marquez, according to reports.

The Spanish midfielder has been negotiating a new deal with La Liga outfit Espanyol, but with talks between the two parties breaking down, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly considering a move.

Local north London paper the Epping Forest Guardian claims both Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham are interested in bringing the player to the Barclays Premier League, whilst Blackburn Rovers are also mentioned by the publication.

Serie 'A' side Inter Milan are also speculatively linked with a move for the 25-year-old, who has spent his entire career at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat and broke into the Espanyol first team back in 2009.

Click Lancashire report that Marquez would cost Spurs around £7 million, although competition is likely to be fierce should the Blanquiblaus make the player available this summer.


Harry Redknapp is known to be in the market for midfielders this summer, with Jack Rodwell, Scott Parker and Charlie Adam all thought to be on the Tottenham Hotspur radar.

The Spurs chief has urged club chairman Daniel Levy to help bring three 'fantastic' signings to the club this summer, and with Wilson Palacios tipped to make an exit it's thought that one of the positions targeted for improvement is in the centre of the pitch.

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