Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is joining Manchester City in the race for Sevilla midfielder Christian Poulsen.

Ramos' former employers have already warned the new Spurs chief to forget about trying to lure Fredi Kanoute and Daniel Alves to White Hart Lane.

But the Spaniard is unlikely to be put off a move for Poulsen, whose contract carries a £7 million buyout clause, after admitting his squad needs bolstering following the weekend draw with Middlesbrough.