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Tottenham Brace Themselves For £8m Raid From Serie A Side Napoli

The Italians are keen on signing Sandro.

Napoli are set to table an £8m offer for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro this summer, according to the Mirror.

The Brazilian has grown unsettled and frustrated at White Hart Lane in recent times after being frozen out by former manager Tim Sherwood.

However, Spurs are keen to hold onto the 25-year-old and chairman Daniel Levy may try and scare off the Serie A club by demanding double the £8m they are offering.

Also the fact that Sherwood has now been replaced by Mauricio Pochettino as boss is something that could convince Sandro to stay in north London for a little longer.

Yet the Naples side can offer the South American something that Tottenham are unable to provide and that is Champions League football, after finishing third in the Italian top tier in 2013/14.

Pochettino’s men meanwhile are once again facing a season in the Europa League after finishing sixth in the Premier League.

Sandro’s agent Luiz Paulo Chignall has already admitted that there is interest from Italy in his client and if Spurs are forced to sell, Levy has weighed up an option to use to his advantage.

This is because the Lily Whites are interested in current star of the Stadio San Paolo, Blerim Dzemaili, who is keen on a switch to England.

Dzemaili could be used as part of the negotiation process for Sandro, who is disillusioned after making just 25 appearances in all competitions last term and therefore missing out on the Brazil squad for the 2014 World Cup.

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