Tottenham are considering an approach to sign Arsenal target and Valencia defender Adil Rami, according to talkSPORT. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to the Emirates after the Spanish club made him available in the transfer market.

Adil Rami

Andre Villas-Boas has already let Steven Caulker leave the club, who completed his move to Cardiff City. The Portuguese manager is left with Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen as the first choice central defenders. However, the Frenchman has had a string of injuries last season and the Belgian is currently on the sidelines.

The situation has seen AVB enter the market in search for a centre-back before the end of the transfer window. Spurs were keen on signing Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches, but the deal did not take any shape as the Romanian side's owner Gigi Becali was reluctant for the let the player to leave.

The former Chelsea boss has set his sight on signing the French international as he looks to strengthen his side's defence for the new season. The report claims that a fee of above £9.5m could see Spurs land Rami as the defender is keen on making a switch to England.

Any move from AVB's side for Rami's signature will not be an easy task. The Express reports that the north London club are likely to face competition from Italy as Serie A clubs Napoli and Fiorentina are also believed to be keen on signing Valencia centre-back.

Rami joined Valencia from French club Lille in the summer of 2011. The centre half had earlier admitted for a summer move as the interested clubs should meet his release clause mentioned in his contract.

"I have learned a lot in Valencia and Spain. I am here today but that does not mean to say that I do not have desires elsewhere. I read that Valencia pushed me towards the exit, this is totally wrong. I broke my contract with my agent in February," Rami explained.

"I had a good laugh because on Tuesday I had a meeting with Valencia directors and it is impossible for them to let me go. I have a clause between 10 and 12 million Euros so we will see what is best for me moving forward," he added.