Tottenham are moving ahead of Arsenal for Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci.
The Germany international has been linked with both clubs, though it's understood Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has dropped the 23 year-old from his shopping list.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp remains keen as injury doubts persist with senior central defenders Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King.
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