Alan Dzagoev
Tottenham are chasing Dzagoev

Russian midfielder Alan Dzagoev's father has revealed Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with the CSKA Moscow star over a potential move in the summer.

The 22 year old was highly impressive for Russia at Euro 2012, where he scored three goals in three games before they were eliminated in the group stages. Several European clubs are understood to be interested in the attacking midfielder but his father and agent Tariel have urged the player to not rush into a decision regarding his future.

"Offers have come in for him. Spurs have called, as have other clubs, but I say to my son: 'Don't hurry. Yuri Zhirkov raced off to Chelsea and ended up sitting on the bench," ESPN quoted Tariel as saying.

"CSKA signed their first contract with Alan for three years, but now they forced him to sign for five years. My son didn't want to, but that is what is good for the club. The longer the contract, the more money CSKA will make if they sell the player," he added.

Dzagoev could be one of Andre Villas-Boas's first signings if he occupies the managerial post at Tottenham. The former Chelsea boss is expected to be named as Harry Redknapp's successor in the next few hours.

The report also says that Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund are interested in the Russian following the departure of playmaker Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Spurs defender Bongani Khumalo's agent has stated that his client is close to completing a loan switch to Greek outfit PAOK Thessaloniki.

Despite arriving at White Hart Lane two seasons back, the 25 year old failed to make a senior appearance for the club and in an attempt to gain more first team action and get his career back on track, the South African will join PAOK for the next season.

"The clubs have agreed and the player and myself will be travelling to Greece this week with a view to agreeing and finalising the player's personal terms for the loan deal," Sky Sports quoted agent Glyn Binkin as saying.

Khumalo had loan spells with Preston North End and Reading after arriving at Spurs.