Tottenham are battling Barcelona for Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.

The Italian hitman was in fine form last season, scoring 18 goals in 36 league games as the Yellow Submarine finished fourth in La Liga, says The Sun.

And his strike ratio has attracted the interest of Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who is looking to bolster his side's attacking options this summer.

However, Champions League winners Barca are also in the hunt and Rossi's agent, Federico Pastorello, admits discussions have already taken place with Pep Guardiola's team.

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