Tottenham Hotspur have joined Barcelona in the race for Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri, according to talkSPORT.

The 21-year-old, who has been touted as one of the hottest prospects in Italy, have been personally scouted by Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

As well as Barca lodging their interest, Tottenham are also interested in the midfielder.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly eager to add to his squad to keep pace in the New Year title race with co-leaders Manchester City and Manchester United.

Spanish reports suggest both Tottenham and Barca will fight it out upon the re-opening of the transfer window next month.

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