Tottenham have dismissed reports in Italy claiming that Giovanni Trapattoni has agreed to join the club in the summer.

The report, published in ‘Il Messagero’ said Trapattoni would quit the Italian national team after the EURO 2004 finals to take over at White Hart Lane.

However, a Tottenham spokesman denied the speculation.

‘There is no truth in this story”, the spokesman told the BBC.

“At this point in time, no contract has been signed with any potential new manager,” added a statement on the club’s official website.

Spurs are looking for a new manager following Glenn Hoddle’s sacking in September. David Pleat is in temporary charge, but in recent weeks chairman Daniel Levy has made no secret of his desire to recruit Trapattoni.

“Giovanni Trapattoni is one the greatest managers working today,” Levy told the Daily Mirror earlier in the month

“We are interested on hearing his point of view.