Newcastle and Tottenham are battling for Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini.

The Sun says both clubs have made bids for the Argentina centre-half.

Newcastle are offering better personal terms with a deal of around £35,000 a week.

But Spurs have a slight edge as boss Juande Ramos is a pal of Deportivo president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro.

And it is understood the Argie player prefers a move to London.