Sunday, 21st August, 2011

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar is attracting interest from Italian side Lazio.

Kranjcar is able to leave White Hart Lane this summer if his asking price is met; Spurs are believed to be willing to part with the Croatian for £8M if he is sold abroad.

Now Lazio have begun to track the midfielder and are pondering making a bid, but the Rome side will face competition as several other clubs prepare to send offers to Spurs before the transfer window closes.

These include La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, English side Sunderland and Russian Premier League giants Spartak Moscow.

But Lazio believe they could have the edge in any potential race, with the 27-year-old thought keen on a switch to Italy.

Kranjcar wants regular first team football, something Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is not able to guarantee. Indeed, Redknapp told the Croatia international in January that he could leave if a club could come to an agreement with Spurs over a transfer fee.

The former Portsmouth midfielder could have headed to Werder Bremen in the winter window, the German side agreeing a price for the player, but Kranjcar vetoed the move, unwilling to turn out in the Bundesliga.

He has also been linked with Dynamo Kyiv, Roma and Fiorentina in recent months.

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