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Tottenham & Inter Milan In Fight For Italian International Defender

Spurs face competition for Zenit full-back.

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Tottenham will face competition from Inter Milan in the battle to sign Zenit St Petersburg left-back Domenico Criscito, according to talkSPORT.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas had been linked with a few possible additions at left-back over the summer, as he was keen to improve on the likes of Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Danny Rose in that position.

However, moves for the likes of Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Pereira never worked out, and while Assou-Ekotto has left the club on loan for Queens Park Rangers, Rose is now first choice in that position for Tottenham this season.

Criscito could be another option for Villas-Boas, as her looks to re-enter the market for a defender in the January transfer window, though the Italian international is also wanted back in Serie A by Inter Milan.

The 26-year-old has previously played for both Genoa and Juventus in his native Italy, before moving to Russia with Zenit St Petersburg in 2011.

Criscito has not always been a regular with Zenit though, and may be tempted by the opportunity to move in the next transfer window, though it is clear that Spurs will have a fight on their hands to land him ahead of Inter.

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