Tottenham keen on move for West Ham's Manuel Lanzini - sources

Tottenham are interested in a move for West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a big admirer of his fellow Argentine Lanzini and feels he would be a valuable addition to his squad.

The 24-year-old has caught the eye when playing against Tottenham, scoring three goals against them since arriving in England, and his general performances have brought him to the attention of several clubs.

Pochettino is looking to add more creativity to his side to help provide better service to Harry Kane and is ready to test West Ham's resolve to hang onto Lanzini.

Lanzini is under contract at West Ham until 2020 and David Moyes would be reluctant to lose one his key players in January with the club in the middle of a relegation battle.

Lanzini has impressed for the Hammers after joining initially on loan from Al-Jazira of the United Arab Emirates in the summer of 2015, before making the move permanent the following summer.