Yuto Nagatomo
Yuto Nagatomo [Reuters]

The agent of Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are following the Japanese international.

The 27-year-old joined the Italian club in January 2011 from FC Tokyo and has been a regular inclusion in his side's back four since his move to San Siro.

Nagatomo has two years left on his contract with Inter.

The Japanese defender's agent Roberto Tukada has claimed the north London club have been monitoring his client. However, he admitted that Nagatomo is happy with his current employers and will discuss the contract extension in the summer.

"Tottenham have been following him for a while but there is nothing more than that. He still has more than two-years left on his contract with Inter and we want to renew," Tukada told Calciomercato.

"I think we will talk during the summer. The player is happy at Inter and there is no reason to think he will change teams," Nagatomo's agent added.

Nagatomo has made 22 league appearances for Inter and has featured in the Europa League with the Italian outfit last season. The addition of the Japanese fullback to the north London club's squad could strengthen their back four in the next season.

Meanwhile, the Spurs manager was in full praise of Younes Kaboul and Nacer Chadli after the north London club registered a 4-0 victory at St James' Park.

Emmanuel Adebayor opened the scoring before Paulinho doubled the lead at the start of the second half. The former Arsenal and Manchester City player scored his second goal of the night before Chadli bagged his first Premier League goal.

"Younes' return was massive for us. Michael Dawson hasn't done anything wrong, it was a tactical switch. Michael's been brilliant," Sherwood told Spurs' official website.

"Younes came in and looked like he'd never been away. We're only going with three centre-halves at the moment because Vlad has an injury, so we'll need every one of them."

"We all know what Nacer can do. It's all about a settling in period. I played myself, so I know what it's like to settle at a new club, let alone in a new country. We know he possesses that ability, he wouldn't play for the Belgian national team if he didn't. We see him do it every day in training. Hopefully that will give him a massive lift," he concluded.