Lazio midfielder Thomas Hitzelsperger is being linked with a return to the Premiership.

The former Aston Villa free-scoring midfielder only moved to Lazio in January from Stuttgart.

But the Express & Star says Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is eyeing the Germany international for a summer move. Hitzelsperger is the sort of goalscoring midfielder Redknapp admits he's desperate to find ahead of the close-season transfer window.