By Italy correspondent Gianluigi Carrozzini

Tottenham are targeting a summer move for Palermo attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez, according to a report.

The Mirror claim Spurs are trying to lure the Argentine-born Italy international to White Hart Lane as they aim to strengthen their squad ahead of a Champions League return.

Vazquez has been a consistent performer in Serie A in recent years, scoring eight goals and six assists in 36 matches in the competition this season.

He was even more effective in 2014/15, with his 37 league appearances yielding 10 goals and 11 assists.

It is said that Vazquez, who has previously been a target for Italian heavyweights Juventus, has decided he wants to move to a club that can offer European football.

Bigger Italian clubs Napoli, Lazio and Roma are also reportedly interested in the player but Spurs could blow them out of the water with a greater financial package.

Vazquez has three years remaining on his contract after signing an extension with Palermo in January of last year.

In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are ready to offer three players in part-exchange to land a £20million striker target.