Saturday July 16 2011
Tottenham close on Vucinic

English media suggest Roma striker Mirko Vucinic is very close to completing a €17m move to Tottenham.

The Montenegro international has handed in a transfer request after a row with the Giallorossi supporters.

He had been close to Juventus and rejected Blackburn Rovers, but according to a deal with Spurs is just days away.

It is believed Tottenham have offered €17m, which is very close to Roma's €20m asking price for the striker.

Juve remain in the chase along with Bayern Munich, but the Bianconeri appear to be focusing their attention on Giuseppe Rossi.

The Italy starlet is in negotiations for a €30m transfer from Villarreal.

It is also reported that Spurs are closing in on another Serie A figure: Souleymane Coulibaly of Siena's youth academy.

The forward is an Under-17 international with the Ivory Coast and is nicknamed ‘the new Didier Drogba.'

Real Madrid and Manchester United are also interested in the €2.5m rated 16-year-old, who has been in Italy since the age of 13.