Tottenham news – Spurs in for Berbatov, Muslera linked, Bale wants Britain role

Spurs in for Berbatov.

After striker Dimitar Berbatov did not make the squad for Manchester United’s Champions League Final against Barcelona, The Metro reports that former club Tottenham Hotspur are in the market for Berbatov.

The Bulgarian forward spent two seasons at White Hart Lane, scoring 27 goals in 90 appearances, before his switch to Old Trafford in 2009. However, after he was snubbed for the biggest game in European club football last night by Sir Alex Ferguson, the rumour is that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp would love to take Berbatov back to North London. Manchester United target Luka Modric may go the other way as part of the Berbatov deal, but it is expected that any deal to go through will be a loss on the £30 million the Red Devils paid for the Bulgarian.

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Bale wants Britain role.

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has stated his ambitions to represent Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, BBC Sport reports.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland officials have declared that they do not want their players to compete, as it may compromise their international football independence. However, Bale, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury suffered near the end of the season, wants to play in the Olympics for fear of Wales not participating in a major tournament. He said: ‘I think it would be a great experience. At the moment, Wales haven’t qualified for a major tournament in I don’t know how many years so it would be nice to play in one against the best countries in the world.’ 21-year-old Bale has represented Wales 27 times internationally, scoring 3 goals.

Muslera link reported.

The Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy reports that Lazio goalkeeper Fernando Muslera is a summer transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.

With PSV Eindhoven stating that Tottenham goalkeeper Heurehlo Gomes is interested in moving back to Holland, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is interested in the 24 year old Uruguayan. Providing Spurs make an attracting offer, the impressive young Uruguayan could find himself in the Premier League next season. Muslera played at the 2010 World Cup for his country and has been a key figure for Lazio this season, helping them to a fifth placed finish in Serie A.

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