Tottenham talks with Barcelona striker planned this week

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Tottenham Hotspur are ramping up their interest in David Villa, with the club's new technical director Franco Baldini planning talks with the Barcelona striker before the end of the week.

The Daily Mail reports how Villa is currently in Brazil on Confederations Cup duty with the Spain national team, getting ready for tonight's semi-final clash against Italy.

The 31-year-old has been in impressive form during the tournament, and netted a hat-trick against minnows Tahiti during the group stages, adding to the 16 goals in all competitions he scored for Barca last season.

Despite struggling to rediscover full fitness and form after the broken leg injury that kept Villa out of the entire 2011/12 campaign, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to add the Spaniard to his ranks at White Hart Lane.

With Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor currently the north London club's only recognised first-team strikers, the Portuguese tactician knows that strengthening in that area of his squad remains a priority this summer.

The arrival of Baldini should help Tottenham attract a higher calibre of player as they look to push on again in 2013/14 in a bid to qualify for the Champions League.



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