Tottenham face a battle to prise goalkeeper Samir Handanovic away from Udinese.

The Daily Mail says Spurs are said to have renewed interest in the 25-year-old, who they have tracked for more than 18 months, following injury to Heurelho Gomes's stand-in Carlo Cudicini.

However, the Slovenia international has a growing number of admirers, with Bayern Munich thought to be leading the race for the 6ft 5in star.

The Italians are holding out for bids in excess of £15million amid reports that Manchester United, AC Milan and CSKA Moscow are also interested.

Handanovic is under contract with Udinese till 2012, but could see his star rise even further next summer if he can impress at the World Cup finals.