Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is launching a bid for Barcelona striker David Villa. The Daily Star says Villas-Boas will swoop for £12.6m Barcelona misfit Villa.

The striker is on his way out of the Nou Camp this summer as part of a big rebuilding job following Barcelona's Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich.

And sources in Spain claim Spurs have already bid £10m for Villa, who is under contract until June 2014 but will be allowed to leave.

Arsenal have been monitoring the 31-year-old but have yet to make a formal offer, and his age may count against him with the Gunners preferring to invest in younger players.

Atletico Madrid are also in the running and have already had one bid of £9m rejected by Barca.