Tottenham chasing Russia star Dzagoev

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Russian midfielder Alan Dzagoev according to the his father and agent following his impressive displays at Euro 2012.

Dzagoev was one of the stars of the group phase in Poland and Ukraine scoring three times for his country and prompting speculation that he will leave CSKA Moscow this summer.

A number of teams have been linked with the 22-year-old causing CSKA to place a £15 million price tag on his head whilst there have been conflicting reports about whether his contract expires at the end of the year.

Arsenal have been linked with a possible move whilst the player himself professed an interest in playing for Champions League winners Chelsea should should he move to the Premier League.

His father Tariel has now revealed that Spurs are keen to bring Dzagoev to White Hart Lane as they hunt a replacement for Real Madrid bound Luka Modric.

However, having witnessed the struggle of fellow Russian Yuri Zhirkov to adapt to life in England’s top-flight during a spell at Chelsea, he’s urged his son not to rush a decision over his future.

“I don’t know if he will stay at CSKA,” Tariel Dzagoev is quoted by the Daily Mail. “There are offers – from Spurs and other clubs.

“But I tell him not to hurry. Yury Zhirkov ran off to Chelsea and sat on the bench.”

Tottenham have been linked with a number of midfielders during the last month after it emerged Modric would look to leave North London after four years with the club.

Hoffenheim midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is rumoured to be on the verge of joining Spurs after snubbing Liverpool whilst Porto’s Joao Moutinho is also under consideration.

Transfer activity at the Lane is currently at a standstill though as chairman Daniel Levy has yet to appoint a new manager with Andre Villas-Boas the leading candidate.