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Tottenham transfer news: Pochettino plots £34m double swoop to bolster attacking options

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering making bids for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha and Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmalenko.

Spurs are currently sat in third place in the Premier League table after 22 games, nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea as they look to continue to compete for the title.

Having also advanced in the FA Cup and Europa League, they will need quality and depth between now and the end of the season and boss Mauricio Pochettino could be ready to bring new faces in.

According to The Sun, Zaha is back on their radar as despite Palace wanting him to stay in order to aid their bid to avoid relegation this season, they could be willing to do business in a £25m deal.

As noted in the report, there was talk of a move to White Hart Lane prior to his departure for the Africa Cup of Nations, and following Ivory Coast’s elimination, he will return to England with just a few days remaining in the January transfer window.

Whether that’s enough time for Tottenham to get a deal done remains to be seen, but with a lack of goals and attacking threat behind Harry Kane, Pochettino is seemingly prioritising that area of the pitch this week.

In a separate report from The Sun, they also claim that Yarmalenko is of interest to Spurs too, although both Everton and Stoke are also said to be keen.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to a big European club for years but has stayed with Dynamo Kiev throughout.

However, Kiev are said to be ready to accept a bid as low as £9m for his services, and that could be enough to spark Tottenham into action, although his £100,000-a-week wages could prove to be problematic for the north London outfit.

Neither player has been particularly prolific this season, with Zaha bagging four goals and eight assists in 21 appearances in all competitions, while Yarmalenko has five goals and four assists in 19 outings.

Tottenham are at a point now where they are arguably in need of adding real star quality to their squad rather than just filling the gaps, and so these two individuals may well be questionable signings.

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