Spurs prepare 'official approach' for Italian striker - opening bid rejected

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Tottenham Hotspur striker target Pablo Osvaldo could leave Espanyol this summer, according to the club's sporting director.

The 25-year-old has also been linked with a move to Fulham in the transfer window, with both Barclays Premier League clubs believed to be monitoring the situation unfolding in Spain.

Signed for a fee believed to be around €4.6 million from Bologna last summer, Osvaldo struck 13 times in just 24 appearances for the Periquitos last term and instantly added to his value with the impressive La Liga return.

TalkSPORT claims that Espanyol rejected a £10.5 million bid from the Cottagers in May, and that Tottenham Hotspur are now preparing an official approach for the former Fiorentina star.

Whilst Espanyol sporting director Ramon Planes claims the club want to keep hold of Osvaldo, he's opened the door to Spurs and other clubs by admitting a sale could take place.

"We rejected a significant offer from a club in the Premier League - our idea is that he will continue for at least another year, which for him is good too," Planes told El Mundo Deportivo.

"But, as always, I say it involves three parties: Espanyol, the club who want him and the player himself. We will see."


Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a handful of strikers in the transfer window, with Kevin Gameiro, Leandro Damiao and Dimitar Berbatov all placed on the White Hart Lane radar.

Harry Redknapp has urged Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to help finance three 'fantastic' signings at the club, with even more scrutiny placed on their transfer targets in an effort to convince Luka Modric that Tottenham Hotspur can match the Croatian's ambitions.

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