Spurs make massive '€35m' swoop for Italy hotshot

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Tottenham have made a whopping €35 million offer for Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, it has emerged.

According to recent reports in Spain, the north London club are ready to smash their transfer record in order to snatch the Italian, whose reputation continues to grow in La Liga,

However, this would appear to contradict previous suggestions that the ex-Manchester United forward had signed a contract extension with El Submarino Amarillo, tying him to Estadio El Madrigal until 2016.

Since leaving United for Villarreal in 2007, the 23-year-old has thrived in Spain - transforming himself into one of the most feared strikers in La Liga.

His performances now appear to have alerted Tottenham, who are keen to bring a striker of international quality to White Hart Lane before the close of the transfer window.

Spurs seem to have been linked with every first-rate goalscorer in Spain in recent days - even reportedly seeing a bid turned down for Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero.

The Argentina international's Atletico teammate, Diego Forlan, is also a reported target for Tottenham and a bid of £17 million was said to have been tabled earlier today.

Atheltic Bilbao hotshot Fernando Llorente and Sevilla ace Javier Negredo are also said to be on the Spurs radar as they work desperately to bring in a marquee signing before tonight's 11p.m deadline.

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