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Tottenham Want FC Twente Striker Luuk De Jong

Spurs eye Dutchman.

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Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their attempt to bring FC Twente marksman Luuk de Jong to White Hart Lane.

Spurs supremo Daniel Levy has been in touch with the Dutch outfit and wants to push through a deal for the highly rated 21-year-old.

Swiss-born de Jong has 39 goals in 76 games for Steve McLaren’s side and is considered one of the hottest properties in the Eredivisie. He recently broke into the Dutch national side and is part of their Euro 2012 squad.

Spurs are in desperate need of reinforcements up front. Loanee Emmanuel Adebayor started 35 games last season but the club are struggling to meet his wage demands as they look to negotiate a permanent move from his parent club Manchester City.

Veteran Louis Saha, 33, has been released by the club after just five months, while Jermain Defoe, currently on International duty with England, is unhappy at his lack of games and may engineer a move away from North London this summer.

Spurs have identified de Jong and Frenchman Loic Remy as their principle striking targets alongside Adebayor and are keen to tie up two of the three by the end of the summer. Harry Redknapp’s side have also been linked with Newcastle United striker Demba Ba.

Spurs may face competition from the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United for rising star de Jong.

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