Spurs set to battle Liverpool for £36m-rated creative midfielder in January

Mauricio Pochettino could be set to raid Barcelona in January by making a move for Rafinha Alcantara.

The £36m-rated midfielder has attracted the attention of a number of clubs across the globe and he is said to be keen on moving from the Nou Camp for regular first-team football.

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool are all interested in the 24-year-old, while Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan are also keeping tabs on the Brazilian.

Rafinha was keen to leave Barcelona in the summer, yet a knee injury stopped him from finding a new club.

Given chances in Ernesto Valverde’s team will be limited, the player is believed to want to secure a move away in January to help him secure a place in Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Russia.

However, Barca may insert a buy-back clause in any potential deal for their talented midfielder.

The Spanish giants did just that when Gerard Deulofeu moved to Everton in 2015 and they could well do the same again with Rafinha.