Spurs interest confirmed in £12m Arsenal defender target

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Tottenham Hotspur's interest has been confirmed in German international defender Serdar Tasci.

The Stuttgart centre back has been on the radar of a number of English clubs for some time now, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a long-time admirer of the player.

However, Spurs' interest in the player has been confirmed by representative Maurizio Gaudino, although talks are yet to take place between the Bundesliga side and any potential suitors.

"Tottenham Hotspur and two other English clubs are keen on Serdar," Gaudino told The Sun.

"No discussions are yet under way, but it's down to the interested clubs to speak with Stuttgart and myself."


Harry Redknapp is known to be in the market for a defender at White Hart Lane, with Jonathan Woodgate released and injury concerns remaining over Spurs skipper Ledley King.

England international Gary Cahill is another player who has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, although Redknapp appears set to lose out to their north London rivals in that particular chase.

An Arsenal source told the Evening Standard that the Gunners expect to complete a £17 million move for the Bolton centre back later in the week, although discussions are ongoing with the Trotters over a possible player-plus-cash deal.

The arrival of Cahill could end the interest of Arsenal in Tasci, with the Emirates outfit looking to add just one player in the position to partner Thomas Vermaelen next season.

Whilst missing out on Cahill will be a blow, Spurs will be happy to have one less rival in the race for 24-year-old Tasci, and with speculation in his homeland that he's keen to move from the Mercedes-Benz Arena, a move seems possible in the current transfer window.

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