Spurs boss AVB wanted Man Utd's Anderson over Dembele

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wanted Manchester United midfielder Anderson in the summer, it has been revealed.

The Sunday Express says it’s understood that Villas-Boas was keen on Manchester United midfielder Anderson but was instead pushed in the direction of Fulham’s Mousa Dembele.

Some of the summer signings were not driven by Villas-Boas – the Portuguese boss even being overruled on some of his targets.

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