Any hopes Tottenham Hotspur may have of signing Giuseppe Rossi appear to have been dashed.
The striker who scored a pre-season hat-trick for Villarreal against Spurs at White Hart Lane wants to return to play in Serie A.
Spurs were linked with a move for the former Manchester United player during the summer transfer window, but a move never materialised.
‘I hope to return to Italy in January,’ he said. ‘Any team will be fine, we will just have to see what happens.
‘The most important thing, I repeat, is that I come back to the Italian championship.
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