Spurs set sights on ex-Liverpool director target

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Tottenham are planning an approach for Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici, who was also previously wanted by Liverpool, reports Calcio Mercato.

The 40-year-old Italian joined the Bianconeri from Sampdoria in May 2010, following Director General Giuseppe Marotta, and manager Luigi Delneri to Turin.

After Spurs' attempts to bring Franco Baldini to White Hart Lane failed, chairman Daniel Levy has now turned his attention to Paratici, as he continues his search for a director of football.

Levy is keen to bring in support for newly-appointed manager Andre Villas-Boas, and had also been linked last month with a return for former Liverpool chief Damien Comolli, who spent three years in north London between 2005-08.

After a brief return to France with Saint Etienne, Comolli was back in the Premier League as Liverpool's Director of Football Strategy in 2010, but left Anfield by mutual consent in April this year, after Fenway Sports Group cited a change of direction was needed.

Having sacked Kenny Dalglish and appointed Brendan Rodgers, the Reds' American owners were linked with Paratici in the summer, but now it looks as though Tottenham will move to secure his signature after receiving several promising references on his suitability.

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