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Tottenham are interested in signing Spartak Moscow midfielder Fernando this summer, according to the Sun.

The Brazilian arrived in Russia from Serie A side Sampdoria for £10 million two years ago.

His impressive performances have led to interest from across Europe, and the Sun believes Spartak have slapped a £22 million price tag on the 26-year-old.

The report also claims Spurs face competition from Chelsea and Everton. Fernando is also said to be attracting interest from Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham are thought to be on the lookout for a long-term Mousa Dembele replacement – the Belgian has been heavily linked with a move to China.

And after twisting his ankle during Monday night’s 2-0 win over Watford, the midfielder may have already played his last match for Spurs.

Fernando joins a long list of potential replacements for Dembele, which includes Barcelona’s Andre Gomes and Atalanta’s Bryan Cristante.

For me, Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic would be the ideal replacement, although some of Europe’s top clubs will be in for the Croatian if Madrid make him available.

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