Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a summer raid on La Liga outfit Malaga for midfield man Francisco Portillo, [football] direct news understands. Technical director Franco Baldini, who is in charge of player recruitment at the north London club, is keen to freshen up the squad at the end of the season and has identified the 23-year-old as a primary target, a White Hart Lane source told FDN. The pint-sized Spaniard has made 23 appearances for Malaga this term, and has two goals to his name. Last season he played under manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is now in charge of Manchester City, and operated alongside the likes of flair players Isco and Joaquin. He was part of the side which made it through to the Champions League quarter-finals and came within a whisker of reaching the last four.Portillo will have two years remaining on his contract when the transfer window reopens. Watch Manchester United v Manchester City Tuesday night. 24 hour Sky Sports Day pass for only 9.99. No contract.