Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race for Dinamo Zagreb teenage sensation Tin Jedvaj.

The 17-year-old made 13 appearances for the club during the second half of last season, scoring once. The centre-back is now the most sought after young talent in Croatian football and has already been called up to train with the country's senior squad despite his age and inexperience.

Jedvaj's agent recently revealed Arsenal's interest in his client, after Roma failed with their £5m bid last week. And, according to the Daily Mail, Spurs and Andre Villas-Boas are now looking to steal a march on their arch-rivals and are weighing up a £6.5m approach to snap up the defender.

Andre Villas-Boas wants Tin Jedvaj in his ranks

Jedvaj broke into the Dinamo first team last season and the Croatia U21 side earlier this year. However, with the country's World Cup 2014 hopes in disarray following a defeat to Scotland in the last qualifier, the youngster has been brought in to the senior side by coach Igor Stimac and could be handed his international debut soon.

AC Milan are also understood to be keen on Jedvaj.

Sigurdsson Targets Strong Start

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson claims Tottenham will be looking to get off to a positive start next season.

The Iceland international, who joined the north London outfit from Hoffenheim in an £8.8m move last summer, struggled for form and game time during the first few months. However, the 23-year-old came up with five goals in the second half of the season, including vital strikes against West Ham United, Everton and Chelsea, which helped Spurs finish fifth.

"Things started falling into place and working better for me in the second half of the season. Hopefully that will continue into next season," Sigurdsson said.

"We only lost two out of the last 22 [Premier League matches] and we need to make sure we're ready for the first few games, look to start well and continue in the form we ended last season. We want to get off to a positive start. That's important for us," the former Swansea City star added.