Tottenham are bracing themselves for a bid from Barcelona for midfielder Wilson Palacios.

The Daily Mail says while Liverpool's Javier Mascherano is a priority target, Nou Camp scouts were so impressed with Wilson Palacios's display for Honduras against Spain that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has leaped to the top of their list of alternatives.

If Barca fail to land Mascherano for the second summer in a row, they believe White Hart Lane enforcer Palacios would be a cheaper alternative.