Reports in Netherlands suggest Tottenham are interested in signing Manchester United left back Alexander Buttner on loan.

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but aqButtner has failed to break into the Manchester United first team since joining the club in 2012 from Vitesse Arnhem, and is likely to leave the club in January.

Last week the players agent talked up a move to Italy, with Roma and Genoa believed to be possible destinations for the Dutchman.

However according to De Telegraaf, Tottenham have made an approach for the 24-year-old, with the Londoners hoping for a loan deal until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

Tottenham are short in options at left back, with Benoit Assou-Ekotto away on loan, and Jan Verthongen, who can play at the centre or left of defence out injured. Their manager Tim Sherwood would like Buttner to compete with Danny Rose for a starting spot.

Buttner has expressed his desire to play his way into Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for this Summers World Cup, and a move to Tottenham would be perfect for the defender.

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