Tottenham will make an ambitious move for former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song if they qualify for the Champions League next season.
Song left Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal for Barcelona in a £15m deal last summer but has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the Nou Camp.
The Cameroonian is unlikely to go back to Arsenal having left the club on bad terms and the Sunday People report that Spurs are ready to pounce.
Limited opportunities: Alex Song has been unable to hold down a first team place at Barcelona following his £15m move from Arsenal, and now Tottenham are interested in signing him
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is willing to let midfield trio Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore leave in the summer and he wants 25-year-old Song to compete with Mousa Dembele and Sandro for a starting place.
If Spurs – currently three points adrift of fourth place – do not finish in the top four, however, chairman Daniel Levy is unlikely to fund a move for Song as signing a striker remains the club’s main priority.
Former club: Song in action for Arsenal against Everton
Barcelona are looking to recoup the £15m they paid Arsenal for the midfielder.