Six Premier League clubs in chase for Paraguay midfield star
Published 22:45 22/05/10 By Paul Smith
Six Premier League clubs will be at the RDS in Dublin on Tuesday evening to run the rule over Paraguay midfielder Eduardo Ledesma.
Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham, Sunderland, Fulham and West Ham will all be in attendance when the South Americans take on the Republic of Ireland.
The 24-year-old defensive midfielder is tipped to be one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup finals in South Africa.
Ledesma, who plies his trade in Argentina with Atletico Lanus, has recently rejected a move to Europa Cup winners Atletico Madrid.
Italian giants Juventus and Lazio as well as Hamburg and Bayern Munich are also battling to secure his cut-price signature.
His club also turned down a season-long loan deal with an option to buy from Fulham last summer.
The Cottagers are likely to renew their interest in the player with Roy Hodgson being promised funds to strengthen his squad.
Lanus are demanding just £1.5 million for Ledesma as they look to address crippling debts.