Spurs fight Hammers and Boro for Portuguese stars

Last updated at 13:47 06 January 2008

Spurs and West Ham are locked in a fight to bring Tiago Mendes back to the Premier League.

The Portugal midfielder spent a season at Chelsea but things have not worked out for the 26-year-old after moving to Juventus from Lyon for £9.5million this season.


Spurs are also in a battle with Middlesbrough for Portuguese star Maniche.

Boro boss Gareth Southgate has equired about the Athletico Madrid midfielder, who has slipped down the pecking order this season, but Tottenham have also been monitoring the situation for the last couple of months, according to na report in the News Of The World.