Esteban Cambiasso
Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso will be a free agent from 1 July. Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly looking to acquire the services of Esteban Cambiasso from Inter Milan on a free transfer during the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mirror reports that the former Argentinean international has emerged as a target for the north London club's newly appointed manager Maurico Pochettino as he looks to bolster his squad for the upcoming campaign.

Cambiasso will be eligible to declare his allegiance to any club he prefers as his contract with the Serie A outfit is due to expire at the end of the month.

The defensive midfielder has a lot of experience having plied his trade with 10-time European champions Real Madrid before spending the last 10 years at Inter. Throughout his 16-year career, he has won one La Liga title, one Champions League crown, five Serie A titles, four Italian Cup and one Fifa Club World Cup.

Pochettino believes his compatriot's experience will be a valuable addition to his squad as he wants to prove his credentials to the bosses at White Hart Lane.

The former Southampton boss wants to guide Tottenham back into the Champions League for the 2014/15 season and will splash the cash to sign the right players.

The 33-year-old made 32 appearances for Inter in the league last season scoring four times and grabbing two assists. However, the Mirror's report suggests that Pochettino will only move for Cambiasso if he succeeds in shipping away any one midfielder from the Tottenham roster.

However, that looks imminent as their Brazilian midfielder Sandro has been linked with an exit from White Hart Lane. The 25-year-old's agent Luiz Paulo Chignall has already hinted about his client's preference to play in Italy amid interest from AS Roma and Napoli.

Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League which ultimately cost Tim Sherwood his job. However, attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is hopeful that they can perform better and finish higher up the table next season.

"If you look at the final points total, we're only three off our record haul and yet we only got one point against the top four teams, so if we can change that, we can push on again next season," Sigurdsson told Tottenham's official website.

"The results against Liverpool, (Manchester) City and Chelsea away make it look a lot worse, even though we admit it wasn't the best of seasons. The new lads have all had a full season, they are settled in now and that's good for the club. Let's hope we can kick-on."