By Pete O'Rourke

21st Jan, 2020 | 10:00am

Exclusive: Tottenham plotting late-window swoop for Rangers star Alfredo Morelos

Tottenham are plotting a late-window swoop for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, Football Insider can reveal.

The Premier League giants have been keeping close tabs on the Colombia international, 23, and are readying a move in the final 10 days of the window.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Spurs are readying a move for Morelos after identifying him as a forward capable of providing cover and competition for Harry Kane.

The controversial striker has taken his game to new heights this season and spearheaded Rangers’ double assault on Europe and the SPL title.

Football Insider revealed yesterday that Inter Milan have also turned their attention to signing Morelos after growing frustrated in their Olivier Giroud pursuit.

Tottenham’s interest could be even more of a concern for the Rangers hierarchy given their financial firepower, London allure and world-class stadium and training headquarters.

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Football Insider revealed on 12 December that club chiefs had held talks with Morelos’ representatives and made it clear they would reject all offers for him in this window.

That stance is now facing a major test as Inter are major spenders once again under Antonio Conte, while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has made it plain he wants a new striker by the 31 January cut-off.

Kane underwent surgery last week and is facing months on the sidelines, even the possibility he won’t play again this season.

Morelos has been outstanding this season, scoring 28 goals and providing nine assists from 35 appearances in all competitions, including 13 in 13 Europa League clashes.

Rangers chairman Dave King and manager Steven Gerrard have both publicly stated the forward will not be sold this month.

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