Spurs battle for Brazilian midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

According to The Sun we are in a three-way tussle with Chelsea and Everton for Spartak Moscow star Fernando.

The Brazilian defensive midfielder has made a huge impact in Russia since his £10million switch from Sampdoria two years ago and The Sun say the 26-year-old midfielder’s impressive displays have caught the eye of the Premier League trio who are all looking to bolster their midfield options for next season.

Spartak are still in contention for the Russian Premier League title but are resigned to losing Fernando who is keen to test himself in one of Europe’s elite leagues.

The midfielder is valued at around £22m and Spartak hope to spark a bidding war for signature, however the English clubs face stiff competition from Spain with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid hot on his trail.

He is contracted with the Russian giants until 2021 was close to joining Atletico in January, to replace Steven NZonzi who looked on his way out of the Sanchez Pizjuan after a bust-up with former boss Eduardo Berizzo.

However the Argentine coach was sacked and the Frenchman was handed a reprieve, blocking Fernando’s move to La Liga.

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