TOTTENHAM are interested in signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, according to reports.

The cash-strapped LaLiga giants are eager to raise funds as they try and deliver new boss Xavi some January transfers.

The Lilywhites recruited full-back Emerson Royal from Barca back in August.

And according to Spanish paper Sport, they want to raid the Catalan side again.

They claim that Spurs have held a long-term interest in Lenglet, which could be revived next month.

The Frenchman, 26, has been in and out of the team this season.

Barcelona are understood to be willing to give him up for the right price, if it means being able to afford their targets.

He recently angered fans as he laughed and joked with Robert Lewandowski after his side's 3-0 pasting by Bayern Munich.

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Left-footed defender Lenglet could slot into Antonio Conte's back three.

But he would have to usurp the in-form Ben Davies to do so.

Barca, meanwhile, are prioritising forwards next month.

Xavi is desperate to sign Ferran Torres, with Manchester City understood to want £43million for the 21-year-old.

Edinson Cavani is also on their radar, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked.

In addition to Lenglet, Barca could look to sell right-back Sergino Dest in order to fund more attacking moves.

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