Ghana World Cup player Jonathan Mensah could be a subject of transfer tussle between English Premier League duo Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The 19-year-old defender, who was an unused substitute at the Africa Cup of Nations, has already attracted interest from a host of top European clubs including Lazio and Juventus.
Spurs boss Harry ÂRedknapp is keen to bolster his defensive options with Spurs having qualified for the Champions League.
The centre-back, who spent last season on loan at Spanish club Granada from Udinese, is keen to test himself in the Premier League next term.
Aston Villa manager Martin Oâ€™Neill has been keeping an eye on Mensahâ€™s performances and could be tempted to lure the player to the Midlands.
But Spurs are able to offer the teenager Champions League football.
Mensah was a key member of the Ghana squad that won the 2009 Fifa Under-20 World Cup.