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Tottenham Hotspur have turned their attentions to Inter Milan keeper Julio Cesar after being warded off Lyon stopper Hugo Lloris.
Spurs' manager Andre Villas-Boas has been on the lookout for a long-term replacement for 41-year old custodian Brad Friedel, and was keen on acquiring Hugo Lloris, but are now looking increasingly unlikely to sign the French international after Lyon suggested that they 'really wanted to keep him'.
With that in mind, the Portuguese boss has turned to 32-year old Cesar, who announced an impending departure from San Siro following the Nerazzurri's capture of Udinese keeper Samir Handanovic.
"They have been seven beautiful and successful years, but, in a few days, my adventure in the Inter shirt will end," Cesar said on his Facebook page. "I would like to thank all of you fans for the support you have given me and I hope you have a lot more success to enjoy."
That has sparked rumour of the Brazilian's possible move to White Hart Lane, with Spurs' manager Andre Villas-Boas a huge admirer of the 2009-10 UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year.
However, in a bizarre turn of events, Cesar later came out in the press and declared that the Facebook page being attributed to him is not genuine. While Cesar did not deny he was going to leave the club, he did tell the Italian media that, "If I have anything to tell the fans, then I will want to do it personally.
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