Spurs 'express interest' in England nemesis - reports

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Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, according to talkSPORT.

Basel are expected to sell the youngster this summer and were reportedly willing to require just £5 million to part ways with Shaqiri.

However following his impressive displays at the Under-21 European Championships, several scouts have expressed an interest, hence rising Basel's valuation to £10 million.


With Harry Redknapp needing to sell before he can buy, the boss may need to wait for the sale of Luka Modric to go through in order to complete a deal.

After their debut season in the Champions League, Tottenham are desperate to improve their squad significantly enough to challenge to top four again for qualification for Europe's Premier club competition.

The 19-year-old scored against England in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel with a thumping long range effort.

Shaqiri then took to the field for the Under-21 European Championships, where he reached the final with Switzerland before defeat by Spain.

After losing out on Charlie Adam, Tottenham are desperate to add to their midfield for the new season.

As well as Shaqiri, Tottenham have been chasing Scott Parker, who is on the verge of a move to Chelsea.

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