Date: 30th December 2022 at 10:28am
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Tottenham Hotspur host Aston Villa on Sunday, just days after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Brentford on Monday. 

Antonio Conte’s side currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, but they could find themselves out of the Champions League qualification places before they kick-off if Manchester United beat Wolves on Saturday.

The Lilywhites appear likely to be active in the upcoming January transfer window, with Conte looking to bolster his squad ahead of a hectic second half of the season.

Spurs could look to improve in a number of areas, and it appears that they have already made an offer for a midfielder.

According to Onda Cero, Spurs have made an offer for out-of-favour Barcelona man Franck Kessie.

It is claimed that the Premier League side have launched a bid of around £13.5 million to land the Ivory Coast international.

Kessie, 26, only joined the Catalan giants over the summer, but his time in Spain could be coming to an end after just six months.

The former AC Milan star has started just two La Liga games since arriving at the Nou Camp, and it appears that Spurs are trying to test Barcelona’s resolve.

Kessie has struggled for first team opportunities since joining Barcelona

When signing for Barcelona on a free transfer, Kessie penned a four-year-deal that runs until 2026, but it looks increasingly likely that he will fail to see out the entirety of the deal.

During his time in Milan, Kessie played an integral role for AC, making more than 220 appearances for the club and captaining them on a number of occasions.

Spurs, meanwhile, have signed a number of midfielders – including Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – in recent seasons, but it appears that Conte is still intent on adding to his options.

There is no indication of whether or not Spurs’ offer has been accepted by the Serie A side, although the low fee of £13.5 million suggests that the English side could be prepared to increase their bid if it is rejected.

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