A three-year-deal has been offered in their efforts to lure the Juventus ace to the Premier League when his contact expires next summer.

Italian publication Calcio Mercato claims Spurs' technical director Franco Baldini and boss Andre Villas-Boas have launched the deal and hope an agreement can be in place by January.

And Arsenal Chelsea and Manchester United are all thought to be monitoring the Italian international's situation but are yet to make an official move to sign the player.

It follows earlier comments made by former Chelsea ace Gianluca Vialli who claimed Tottenham have made contact with Andrea Pirlo over a possible free transfer to White Hart Lane.