Monday, 11th July, 2011

A race is quickly developing for the services of Lyon midfielder Miralem Pjanic, with Tottenham Hotspur, who have eyed the schemer as a potential replacement for wantaway Luka Modric, facing serious opposition for his signature.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been linked with a move for the 21-year-old after Lyon accepted the player could leave the Stade Gerland for the right price. Pjanic is believed to have grown concerned over a possible lack of minutes on the pitch next season.

However, the Bosnian schemer has attracted admiring glances from elsewhere too, with Wolfsburg boss Felix Magath seeing the player as a perfect replacement for Brazilian playmaker Diego.

Also keen on Pjanic are Serie A giants Lazio, while Turkish side Galatasaray are ready to move to tempt the Bosnian international to Istanbul.

Under contract with Lyon until 2013, bidding for Pjanic is expected to start at around the €13M mark, with Les Gones confident such fierce interest in the player could yet push his sale price higher.

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