Tottenham are preparing a move to sign Inter Milan youngster Frederic Injai during the transfer window, according to talkSPORT. The 17-year-old midfielder completed his move to San Siro from Ligue 1 club Nantes but has failed to make single first-team appearances for the Seria A outfit.
Injai is considered to be one of the brightest talents coming out of France's prestigious football academy, Clairefontaine. Having failed to make an impact at the San Siro club, the midfielder could be forced to reconsider his future this summer.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is known for giving opportunities for younger players. The report claims the former Chelsea boss has set his eyes on bringing the highly rated youngster to White Hart Lane.
The Portuguese tactician has already signed Brazilian midfielder Paulinho from Corinthians and added FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli to the north London club's squad. AVB revealed that the club will be doing further business in the transfer window to strengthen their squad so as to take them closer to qualifying for the Champions League.
"We will continue to do our market and we have not stopped yet, for sure," the Portuguese boss said.
However, Spurs are believed to face competiton from Bayer Leverkusen, who are likely to make an approach for Injai before the end of the week.
Meanwhile, the north London side have made a trip to the Far East as they prepare for the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. Spurs face Premier League side Sunderland League One clubs Swindon and Colchester.
AVB admitted that the conditions in Hong Kong will be difficult for his side and has urged his side to step up during the training sessions.
"We know it will be difficult because of the conditions in Hong Kong, but it is the same for both teams. Hopefully we will continue to step up and try to get through to the final. We still have to train," AVB explained.
"We'll continue with the double sessions, the main focus for the team is to build physically.
The players have been excellent in their work. Now we go up a level in opposition in Hong Kong and that gives them extra motivation. At the moment, I'm extremely happy with how it's going," Spurs manager concluded.