Report: Levy considers approaching Marco Branca, Piero Ausilio reluctant over Tottenham move

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Tottenham have been linked with Italian directors Marco Branca and Inter's Piero Ausilio.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Tottenham are targeting ex-Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca - as well the current incumbent Piero Ausilio, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

Spurs are making great strides this season, and currently sit just four points off top spot after a 2-1 win over Watford on Monday afternoon.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino won't be splashing the cash in January, and may just look for a couple of smart additions, such as adding a striker to take some pressure off Harry Kane in the final third.

It's long been though that Pochettino and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell will be overseeing transfers, especially since the departure of technical director Franco Baldini - but chairman Daniel Levy may have other ideas.

Corriere Dello Sport report that Tottenham have an interest in appointing ex-Inter Milan director Marco Branca to their staff, with the former Middlesbrough striker out of work since leaving the San Siro in February 2014.

It's also stated by Tutto Mercato Web, citing reports from newspaper Tuttosport, that Tottenham are also interested in Branca's replacement Piero Ausilio, but he is so far not interested in a move to White Hart Lane and wants to stay at Inter, meaning Spurs are looking elsewhere from their top target - which has taken them to his predecessor, Branca.

Branca worked with Inter for 12 years, bringing a host of top stars to the San Siro, such as Wesley Sneijder and Samuel Eto'o, who both played key roles in Inter's Champions League success in 2010.

What role either Ausilio or Branca could have at Tottenham is unclear, given how Pochettino and Mitchell work together - which, in itself, makes any move unlikely - and Levy must be careful making an appointment after the disastrous reign of Baldini, whilst most Spurs fans would much rather leave things as they are rather than risk upsetting the current harmony at Tottenham.

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