Spurs enter Mata race

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Updated: July 7, 2011

As the uncertainty over the future of Luka Modric continues to cast a cloud over White Hart Lane, there could be a silver lining if reports in the Daily Mail linking Spurs with a move for Juan Mata are to be believed.

According to the report Spurs are hoping to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to the signing of the Valencia winger with Daniel Levy, the club’s Chairman confident he can pull off a surprise similar to the Rafael van der Vaart move last season. .

Liverpool have held a long term interest in the Spanish international however it is Arsenal who have made the first move having opened talks with Valencia.

The La Liga side confirmed that two clubs were chasing the player with fee believed to be at the 21 million pound mark.

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