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Tottenham open talks with new Modric replacement

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Tottenham have opened talks with the representatives of Bosnian playmaker Miralem Pjanic over a potential January switch, according to reports in his home country.

Pjanic has been linked with a move to the Premier League before, and previously expressed his delight at reports crediting Arsenal and Manchester City with an interest in him.

However he now appears to be close to a move to White Hart Lane after reports in Bosnia revealed his agent had flown to London for talks with Tottenham officials.

According to www.sportsport.ba, Pjanic's agent landed in London yesterday to begin talks, with the player himself said to be keen on a move to Spurs.

Despite that however there is still interest in the 22-year-old from other Premier League clubs, believed to be Arsenal and Manchester City, which could scupper Tottenham's plans to land the talented youngster.

The Roma star was linked with a move to White Hart Lane before the end of the summer transfer window, with Spurs said to have been preparing a £12 million bid in order to bring him in as a replacement for the out-going Luka Modric.

Spurs failed to land a genuine replacement for Modric before the end of the summer transfer window, although they did snap up Mousa Dembele from Fulham who has so far filled his role in midfield.

Pjanic, who joined Roma from Lyon last year, is usually deployed in a slightly more attacking position than Modric but would take over as the side's creative heartbeat were he to sign on the dotted line. Porto's Joao Moutinho was also targeted in the summer to replace Modric but the deal fell through at the last minute and is unlikely to be resurrected in January.

Spurs have seemingly lacked creativity going forward in recent weeks, and have picked up just one win from their last five Premier League outings.

The north London side play Roma's cross-city rivals Lazio in the Europa League this evening and will go some way to securing their passage to the next round with three points.

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