Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is launching a bid for Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci.

The Daily Star says Redknapp failed to sign the Stuttgart centre-back last year.

Redknapp has since had Tasci, 24, watched regularly and Spurs representatives are now due to fly to Germany for talks with his advisor Uli Ferber.

Stuttgart want £12.5m for the player - who is under contract with the German outfit until 2014 - and Spanish La Liga side ­Malaga are also on his trail.

Tasci wants a move ­after his club's disappointing 12th place finish in the Bundesliga.

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