Revealed: Tottenham on audacious £30million mission to land attacker duo
By Coral Barry
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Tottenham are targeting summer moves for attacking duo Saido Berahino and Ousmane Dembele, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs are willing to pay in excess of £30million for the pair in a bid to ensure another Premier League title push next season.
Football Insider revealed that Tottenham were confident of sealing a deal for Berahino in the summer after a thawing of the relationship between chairman Daniel Levy and his West Brom counterpart Jeremy Peace.
Spurs are ready to pay £22million for Berahino, who is out of contract in the summer of 2017.
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The Londoners are also eyeing another emerging star in the shape of exciting Rennes winger Dembele.
Tottenham scouts were at Rennes’ clash with Nantes at the weekend and witnessed Dembele score three goals in a blistering 45 minutes.
The 18-year-old has nine goals in 17 Ligue 1 appearances since breaking into the first team this season and has made such an impact that he has been dubbed ‘the next Cristiano Ronaldo’.
Tottenham will face competition for Dembele’s signature from Europe’s top brass with Juventus, Barcelona and rival London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal all keeping tabs on the youngster.
Dembele’s current price-tag is around £8million but that could rocket if the forward continues his prolific form and Rennes start a bidding war.
Tottenham are looking for attacking alternatives to star striker Harry Kane, who is still only 22.
Berahino is also just 22 and can play anywhere across the front line, while Dembele is predominantly used on the left wing by Rennes.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs have agreed a new contract with midfielder Harry Winks.