AVB reveals Klose offer

Andre Villas-Boas was offered the chance to sign Miroslav Klose for Spurs but says there were no serious talks.

Last Updated: 19/09/12 at 09:04 Post Comment

Miroslav Klose: Was linked with a move to Spurs

Miroslav Klose: Was linked with a move to Spurs

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed he was offered the chance to sign Lazio striker Miroslav Klose by various agents - but insists there was never any serious discussion over a deal.

Germany international Klose claimed earlier this month that Spurs tried to sign him in the summer but he turned them down in favour of staying at Lazio.

However, while admitting to be an admirer of the 34-year-old, Villas-Boas insists he is happy with his current attacking options.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "The player had been offered to us by the usual round of agents, but there was never any real negotiation.

"Klose is an important player, but I have very good strikers. With Defoe, Adebayor and Dempsey I can feel comfortable."

Klose is likely to line up against Spurs when they take on Lazio in the Europa League on Thursday night at White Hart Lane.

Villas-Boas is predicting a tough encounter and is expecting the likes of Cristian Daniel Ledesma and Hernanes to cause problems for his side.

"With Lazio it will be a difficult match," he added. "The Italian league is one of the toughest in the world and those at the top of it need to be addressed with the utmost concentration.

"They have important players such as Ledesma, who is one of my favourite players. "Then there's Hernanes. I expected him to find a top club (in the summer) and instead Lazio have done well to keep him."

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