Tottenham 'preparing £8m bid for Argentina World Cup star'
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering making an offer for Inter Milan contract rebel Ricardo Alvarez.
Pochettino, who began work at White Hart Lane this week, has already drawn up a list of transfer targets and has given them to sporting director Franco Baldini.
Alvarez, 26, features high up the list and Tottenham and weighing up making a £8million bid for his services in the coming days.
A former target for Arsenal, Alvarez has thrived in Serie A since moving to Inter, but reports in Italy say he has rejected a new contract and is now considering leaving.
Spurs want to strengthen in midfield, and with the Argentine star able to play anywhere in the middle of the park, he would offer real value for money.
Pochettino will get a chance to take a closer look at the player during the World Cup, with Alvarez likely to feature strongly for Argentina.