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Tottenham boss hints at move for Barcelona star

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Andre Villas-Boas has hinted he is interested in making a move for Barcelona forward David Villa.

The Spanish record goal-scorer, who has found game-time hard to come by at the Camp Nou this season, is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League.

Reports emerged from Spain this week suggesting that Spurs had held talks with Barcelona over a deal for the 31-year-old, with an agreement said to be close.

Speaking ahead of Tottenham's final game of the season against Sunderland, Villas-Boas said he was a fan of the Barcelona forward, but refused to get too carried away over the prospect of a deal being done.

"He is one of the world's best strikers," said Villas-Boas.

"What comes out of speculation at this time at Tottenham is very surreal because you know the club is very active in the last weeks of the transfer window, so you can see that speculation is growing - but at the moment we are focussed on trying to get fourth spot.

However the former Chelsea boss laughed off speculation linking his current side with a move for Croatian Ante Rebic - insisting he had never heard of the RNK Split forward before.

Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the Villa in the past.

The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for Villa during the January transfer window, but a deal to take him to the Emirates Stadium failed to materialise. 

Wether Arsenal remain interested is unclear - however recent reports suggest Arsene Wenger is lining up a move for Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.

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