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Could Spurs' Aaron Lennon be on his way to the San Siro?

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Will the Spurs winger make the trip from White Hart Lane to the San Siro come January?

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Inter manager Roberto Mancini recently revealed the top three prospects he will hope to lure to the San Siro when the January transfer window opens: Atletico de Madrid winger Alessio Cerci, Liverpool defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, and Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon.

Mancini summed up his interest in this quote, from the Gazzetta dello Sport:

"I have already made the point, we are looking for a winger, and preferably two. We need a player who is strong, very fast, good technically, and capable of scoring goals. If we can't find a player with these qualities, then it is better not to buy anyone at all. Cerci, Lennon, and Lucas Leiva are all good reference points and not random choices."

Two of those names have already received coverage on this site, but negotiations involving Aaron Lennon have developed relatively quickly, and have come as a bit of a surprise to a number of outlets. Inter Milan are reportedly preparing an offer for the 27-year-old English international, and are prepared to offload Brazilian midfielder Fredy Guarin to Spurs in order to secure Lennon.

Other outlets have reported that the nerazzurri are also willing to part ways with Uruguayan midfielder Alvaro Pereira, who is currently on loan to Sao Paolo FC in Brazil, in order to sweeten the deal for Spurs.

While Lennon has not been spectacular for Spurs this season, he is an experienced winger with pace, strength, and strong technical skills who could certainly use a change of scenery. Perhaps the San Siro would make a good landing spot for him come January.