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White Hart Lane club want Old Trafford youngster.
Tottenham Hotspur are considering a £6million offer for Manchester United striker Federico Macheda.
The 20-year-old has failed to establish himself in the Old Trafford first-team since he burst onto the scene by scoring a wonder goal against Aston Villa two years ago.
The Italy U21 international spent the latter half of last season on-loan at Sampdoria but failed to impress as he did not score in 14 games.
Following the emergence of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to partner Wayne Rooney, along with Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen, Macheda is along way down the pecking order.
Spurs have been in the hunt for a new striker this summer and have secured Emmanuel Adebayor on-loan for the season from Manchester City.
But boss Harry Redknapp wants more firepower and believes the United youngster could bring an added element to his attacking options.
It is unclear if United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would allow the Italian to leave permanently but could be more open to a loan move.
Spurs could be losing a few attackers before the window closes, with Giovanni dos Santos on the move to Wigan and Luka Modric leaving for Chelsea.
Midfielder Rafael van der Vaart could also be sidelined for up to six weeks after tearing his hamstring in the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.