Tottenham Face Competition For Experienced Serie A Midfielder

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Hammers to rival Spurs for Napoli ace.

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Tottenham Hotspur could face competition from rivals West Ham United for the signing of Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, according to talkSPORT.

The Swiss international had recently emerged as one of the top targets for new Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is already at work to strengthen his squad at White Hart Lane after recently being appointed the club’s new manager.

With Spurs enduring a somewhat disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League in 2013/14, it is likely that much work will be done by Pochettino as he looks to improve results and put his own stamp on the squad inherited from Tim Sherwood.

Dzemaili, 28, has not always been a regular for Napoli, but remains a highly regarded talent after a good career in Serie A and at international level for Switzerland, which could now also lead to interest from West Ham.

The midfielder had a spell under Hammers boss Sam Allardyce at previous club Bolton Wanderers earlier in his career, and it is thought that he may favour playing under him again as he ponders his next club.

Allardyce himself is under pressure to recruit some new faces this summer, as he has been tasked with making his team more entertaining on the pitch, despite a safe mid-table finish this season.

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