Saturday, 29th September, 2012
Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be spying a possible January swoop for Roma midfield schemer Miralem Pjanic, according to Calcio Mercato.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas held an interest in the Bosnia international over the summer, but preferred to push ahead with a move for FC Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho, although Pjanic’s agent claimed an offer from the English side had indeed been rejected by Roma.
And the door may well be open for Tottenham to rekindle their interest in Pjanic, with sources in Italy believing that Roma would consider an approach for the former Lyon star.
There is much debate in the Italian capital over Pjanic’s role at the Giallorossi this season, with the 22-year-old a player the Serie A side could choose to cash in on for the right price.
Pjanic was bought by Roma from French giants Lyon in 2011, at a price of €11M.
Last season the midfielder was a regular for the Giallorossi, clocking up 30 appearances in Serie A and providing an impressive nine assists, combined with three goals.
His contract at the Stadio Olimpico runs until 2015, placing Roma firmly in the driving seat over his future.
Whether Pjanic would welcome the prospect of a switch to White Hart Lane remains unclear.