Davide Astori
Davide AstoriReuters

Tottenham Hotspur are considering an approach in signing Manchester United target Davide Astori in the summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Cagliari defender has been on United's radar as they were eyeing a move for the Italian international as a replacement for Nemanja Vidic next season. The Serbian centre-back's contract expires at the end of the season and has already agreed terms in joining Inter Milan on a free transfer in the summer.

The report claims the north London club are targeting a move in bringing Astori to White Hart Lane in the coming transfer window. The 27-year-old has been in impressive form for the Italian side and has been a key figure in his side's back four, making 30 starts in the league this season.

His form has attracted interest from top clubs across Italy and Europe. The report claims that Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan, along with AS Roma and Lazio, are also in the race for signing Astori.

Spurs need to make a quick approach in signing the Italian defender as a delay from their side could see them miss out on Astori. The north London club's defender Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in recent times.

The Mirror reports that Roma could be interested in luring the Belgium international in the summer as the Spurs star is aiming to feature in the Champions League next season. Should Vertonghen leave the English side, a move for Astori could see him replace the Belgium centre-back at the Lane.

Meanwhile, Astori has dropped a hint that his next possible destination could be England after expressing his desire to feature in the Premier League.

"I am very attracted to the Premier League. It's a beautiful league with many great teams. I would like to play there certainly," the Metro quoted Astori as saying.

Spurs could face competition from United in signing the Cagliari centre-back. The Red Devils would be looking to strengthen their central defending position as they try to bring in a replacement for Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

The former England international is set to end his Old Trafford career after his contract expires at the end of the season.