Tottenham Boss Eyes £15m January Reunion With Southampton Forward Jay Rodriguez

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Tottenham chief looks to raid former club for highly-rated striker.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will look to chairman Daniel Levy to sanction a £15m move for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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That could open the door for Andros Townsend, the England international, to leave White Hart Lane, with Southampton still interested in the winger and West Ham United watching his situation carefully.

Pochettino had initially made Rodriguez one of his primary transfer targets going into the summer window, despite the 25-year-old suffering with a cruciate ligament injury.

Southampton refused to entertain moves for Rodriguez or midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, as they looked to stem the flow of talent out the door on the south coast, but the former Saints boss is said to be keen on moving for him again in the new year.

The Saints have surged to second in the table without him and the fact that his contract will have 18 months to run in January may soften Southampton’s stance on whether they decide to let him move on.

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