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Tottenham Aim To Beat Arsenal To Young Spanish Hotshot

Spurs still looking toward Madrid striker.

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Tottenham Hotspur are still hoping to be able to hijack Arsenal’s move for young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata with a bid of their own in the January transfer window, according to reports in Sports Direct News.

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Spurs were heavily interested in the 21-year-old over the summer, but chairman Daniel Levy failed to convince the Spanish giants to include him as part of the deal that took Gareth Bale to the La Liga side on transfer deadline day.

It is thought that Madrid were not willing to let the youngster leave the club on a permanent deal and Bale eventually joined in what is believed to be a world record £85m move.

Arsenal had largely been considered as frontrunners to land his signature on a short term loan deal as they look to provide support for Olivier Giroud in attack.

However, Spurs are still being credited with a huge interest in his services too, and are now lining up their own loan bid to help ease their striker crisis.

Club record signing Roberto Soldado has so far struggled to replicate the kind of form that saw Spurs splash out £24m on him, whilst Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor have netted just two goals between them.

Carlo Ancelotti is said to be keen to allow Morata out on loan as his playing time behind the likes of Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are all ahead of him in the packing order.

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