RUMOURS: Spurs to make Ranocchia move

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Mauricio Pochettino's side are currently the tightest defence in the Premier League this season but the Argentine is keen to add another centre-half

Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia has emerged as a target for Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham, according to reports from Italian publication Tuttosport.

Head coach Stefano Pioli has told the 28-year-old he can leave the San Siro during the current transfer window following ex-Inter boss Roberto Mancini blocking a move in the summer. 

West Ham hold a strong interest in Ranocchia as Slaven Bilic continues to reshape his squad ahead of the second half of the season, though Spurs are thought to have stolen a march in the chase for his services.

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Spurs have conceded just 14 goals in the Premier League this season, the fewest in the division, and Pochettino is keen to add to his backline before the window shuts.

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