Tottenham Line Up £8m January Bid for Brazilian International

White Hart Lane side keen on Lyon wide-man.

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German source claim that Tottenham are readying a €10m (£8m) offer for Brazilian wide-man Michel Bastos.

Andre Villas-Boas made a number of summer additions but may well feel the need to further boost his White Hart Lane squad. The 29 year old Lyon man has been consistently linked with interest from a number of prospective suitors, including a host of Premier League sides, and given that his Stade Gerland side failed to secure a Champions League berth the former Lille player may be open to a potential move to the English top tier.

The attack minded left-sided player can be used either in defensive full-back role or more effectively as a wing-back or even as an out and out winger, but clearly in Gareth Bale Villas-Boas has a player who is obviously going to fill just such a role.

In the left-back role Villas-Boas has used both Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Jan Vertonghen, with the Belgian being more effective as a central defender, so perhaps the Tottenham boss sees Bastos as an improvement in that full-back role.

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