Tottenham Hotspur are ready to rekindle their interest in Giuseppe Rossi following a break-down in talks between the Italian and Barcelona, according to the Daily Mail.

The Villarreal forward was being lined up by the Catalans as they look to re-enforce their attacking options for another assault for domestic and European honours.

However, with Barca looking to sign Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas, a deal for the former Manchester United striker appears over, leaving Tottenham as the front-runners for his signature.

Rossi's agent  Federico Pastorello said: 'It's a deal that is definitely off. We are now evaluating a number of options for Rossi's future, but we can't rule out the possibility that he could remain at Villarreal. How much will he cost? His valuation is that of a top player.'


The 24-year-old scored just once during his brief spell with United, and a move to La Liga saw Rossi burst on the scene.

United sold Rossi for £7 million in 2007, but given his impact with Villarreal, he's now expected to fetch up to £35 million.

Tottenham are in desperate need of some new striking options, after the likes of Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch endured turbulent seasons in front of goal.

A deal for Diego Forlan is still up in the air, but if the Uruguayan does make a move away, then Tottenham may have his former club Athletico Madrid for company when attempting to sign Rossi.

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