Tottenham sporting director Franco Baldini will attend the World Cup this month in Brazil.

The Daily Mail says Baldini will be in position at the World Cup to ensure the club are in prime position to strike in the transfer market.

The well-connected Italian will be in Brazil to ensure he can lead Spurs' attempts to land their World Cup targets during the tournament.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino has put a new central defender and left back at the top of his summer shopping list.

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