Monday, 5th May, 2014

AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate has been earmarked for a move to Tottenham Hotspur if former Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is appointed the new manager at White Hart Lane.

Spurs are expected to remove current boss Tim Sherwood from his position at the end of the season and have been linked with a number of potential replacements.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has been sounded out, but Allegri, who left his post as Milan boss earlier this season, is a serious contender and is believed to be being backed by Tottenham sporting director Franco Baldini.

And according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, an Allegri appointment would result in a rapid move for Abate.


The 27-year-old full-back, who is a product of Milan's youth system, is thought to be open to the idea of joining Allegri at White Hart Lane.

However, Juventus are also watching developments regarding Abate closely.

The Italian will be hoping to further impress his suitors by putting in a strong showing at the summer's World Cup.

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