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Villarreal confirm Spurs approach for Diego Lopez

Villarreal have confirmed that Tottenham have made enquiries for goalkeeper Diego Lopez, while Manchester City are also thought to be keen.

Manchester United have previously been credited with an interest while City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson was represented in the weekend clash, as Villarreal defeated Atletico Madrid.

However, all the interested parties will be loath to learn that Villarreal have managed to tie Lopez to a new long-term deal.

But more importantly for Villarreal, his release clause has increased to some £27million.

Villarreal president Fernando Roig confirmed on Sunday that a host of clubs including Milan and Spurs - who are also tracking Espanyol's Carlos Kameni - had asked about Diego.

"He is a big keeper and we want him to be with this club for a long time," Roig told Canal 9.

"It's true that clubs like Milan and Tottenham have asked about the chances of getting him but we have no desire to sell."

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