Andre Villas-Boas is considering an approach to re-sign former Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng at the end of the season, according to talkSPORT. The 26-year-old was with the north London club between 2007 and 2009 but made only seven Premier League appearances in that time.
Boateng joined Serie A side AC Milan in 2010 and has produced some excellent performances since, particularly in the Champions League last season. However, the Ghana international has struggled to make his mark at the San Siro this season, with only three goals and five assists from 38 appearances in all competitions.
The report claims the Italian club are now considering releasing the 26-year-old, for roughly £12.5m. However, Spurs do face competition from Manchester City, who were linked to the player last month.
The good news for AVB may be the fact City are now believed to have switched their attention to Malaga star Isco and the Mail believes Roberto Mancini's side are close to a deal for the 21-year-old Spaniard. In addition, Brazilian Fernandinho is also interesting the former champions and a deal with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk cannot be ruled out.
All this means Spurs could have a free run on Boateng. They will still have to convince the player though and that may be another problem. The midfielder has expressed his desire to continue at the San Siro.
"I am happy in Milan at the moment. There is a great building starting here and to be honest I want to be part of it. Milan has their say in it as well so lets wait and see," Boateng told Sky Sports.
Chelsea Defender Disappointed with Spurs Draw
Meanwhile, Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has expressed his disappointment at failing to beat Tottenham.
The Blues hosted Spurs on Wednesday but despite leading twice, through Oscar and Ramires, had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for AVB, to keep the White Hart Lane in the race for Champions League football next season.
"It was disappointing for us in the end. I felt we were in control of the game for long periods but the last 10 to 15 minutes we got a little bit open. Possibly we could have kept that a little tighter but they were coming at us and we were coming at them," Cahill told the club's official Web site.