AS Roma Plot Raid On Tottenham For Midfielder Etienne Capoue

Italians look to take midfielder away from WHL.

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Serie A leaders Roma are said to be interested in bringing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue to the Stadio Olimpico in the new year after Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking at the north London club led them to believe that he may be available, according to 101GreatGoals.

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New Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has reportedly told the Frenchman, along with fellow midfielder Lewis Holtby, that the pair are not in his plans for the second half of the campaign and has indicated that they will be spending a lot of time with the under-21 side should they decide to stay.

And though Spurs have had problems with their midfield following the loss of both Sandro and Paulinho, it spoke volumes about their futures that Sherwood called on the untested Nabil Bentaleb following Moussa Dembele’s injury against Southampton last week.

The 25-year-old was signed by Spurs over the summer in an £8.8m deal from Ligue 1 side Toulouse and after starting the season well he has seen himself slip down the packing order after a knee injury kept him out of the side for two months.

And now the Giallorossi are looking to bring him on board after Rudi Garcia identified him as one of the ideal men to help the club maintain their strong first half of the season and has been encouraged by reports that his future at White Heart Lane is uncertain following the dismissal of AVB.

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