Tottenham winger a target for Juventus and Napoli

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Italian giants Juventus are the latest club to be linked with a January swoop for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela.

The former Roma youngster has endured a tough start to his career in north London since his €30 million summer switch.

He's made just three Premier League starts for Spurs this term and has failed to find his feet to date - the Argentinian's latest disappointing performance came on Sunday when he was substituted early on in the second half of Tottenham's 3-2 win over Southampton.

Lamela's struggles have prompted reports suggesting he could be on his way out of White Hart Lane already, with Atletico Madrid credited with an interest in him.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, Juventus are lining up a bid to take the 21-year-old back to Italy in the winter window.

The paper reports that Napoli want to take him on loan, while Inter Milan could do a swap deal for Fredy Guarin, a former transfer target for Tottenham.

Lamela's arrival at Spurs over the summer was reported to be one of the main reasons behind a bust-up between Andre Villas-Boas and Daniel Levy which ultimately led to the former's departure last week.

According to reports, Villas-Boas wasn't keen on taking on Lamela from Roma, which was the reason behind the Portuguese boss's reluctance to play him on a regular basis.

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