Tottenham battle Manchester City to bring back former flop

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Tottenham Hotspur could be about to rival Manchester City and try to bring a former White Hart Lane flop back to the Premier League.

According to talkSPORT, Manchester City were leading the chase to sign AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng but have since been overtaken by his former club Spurs.

Boateng has become an important member of the Rossoneri squad since he moved there from Portsmouth in 2010, but the report suggests the Serie A side are ready to part company with him this summer.

Manchester City are looking to rebuild their squad after a poor defence of their Premier League title this season.

Citizens manager Roberto Mancini has good knowledge of Serie A, so it is understandable he would be interested in a player doing well there.

The Ghana international first moved to Tottenham in 2007 from his boyhood club Hertha BSC but failed to live up to the promise he showed in Germany as a teen.

Boateng was then sold to Portsmouth where he improved greatly and caught the eye of AC Milan scouts.

A return to Spurs would present the 26-year-old with a chance at some kind of redemption following his disappointing spell there.

However, a switch to Manchester City would probably far more lucrative and would realistically offer greater chances of winning silverware.

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