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Tottenham Join Manchester United In Race To Land £10m Italian International

Defender is contracted to the Serie A outfit until 2015. 

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Tottenhan Hotspur have now joined the race to sign in-demand Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori at the end of the season, according to reports on sports website Tuttosport.

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The highly rated Italy international has been attracting the attentions of a whole host of clubs of late, both in his homeland as well as also in the Premier League.

In fact, back in the January transfer window it was reported that the likes of both Southampton and Fulham were interested in luring the 27-year-old to the top flight, although no deal for Astori was able to be concluded with his employers.

However, since the winter window slammed shut for business, Premier League champions Manchester United have also joined the race for the central defender, along with Serie A giants AC Milan and AS Roma.

But the player himself has expressed an interest to move to England instead, telling Italian sports daily La Gazzetta Dello Sport: “I am very attracted to the Premier League.

“It’s a beautiful league with many great teams. I would like to play there certainly.”

And now it appears as though the north London club are also interested in landing Astori next season, although interested parties will need to fork out £10m to sign the centre back.

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