English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur have begun negotiating the purchase of Russian international Alan Dzagoev from CSKA Moscow.
According to the Daily Mail, the Londoners are eager to play £25 million for Dzagoev.
It’s not the first attempt by Spurs to buy the 22-year-old talent this summer.
Their previous offer was around £12 million, but the sum doubled after the attacking midfielder’s impressive display at Euro 2012.
Russia failed to qualify from the group stages in Poland and Ukraine, but Dzagoev still managed to score three goals in as many appearances.
Tottenham are eyeing the Russian as substitute for playmaker Luca Modric, who moved to Real Madrid last week.
Despite his young age, Dzagoev has already played over a hundred games for CSKA Moscow in different tournaments including the Champions League.
He also has 24 caps and 8 goals in the jersey of his country’s national squad.
Dzagoev isn’t the only candidate Spurs are eyeing, as coach Andre Villas-Boas has expressed interest in Brazilian midfielder William, who currently wears the colors of Ukrainian football powerhouse Shakhtar Donetsk.