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Portuguese international tops Tottenham’s January wishlist

coentrao.jpgFollowing Gareth Bale’s world record £86 million move to Real Madrid this summer Tottenham supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been left pondering what they are really gaining from their partnership with the La Liga giants.

Set up following the £32 million transfer of star midfielder Luka Modric to Spain last summer, the partnership was supposed to offer support to both parties but most Lilywhites fans just view it as a way for Madrid to poach their best players.

However Sami Mokbel from Mail Online has arrived in the bar to explain that Spurs are looking to move for Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao during the January transfer window as their spending spree continues.

Having brought in £108 million worth of fresh talent to White Hart Lane in the most productive summer in years, it now appears that Daniel Levy is ready to open his cheque book again to land the Portuguese international left back.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has outlined the need for a left sided defender with just Danny Rose to fill the position currently and Madrid could be ready to sell him to help pay off some of the massive Bale transfer fee.

The 25-year-old came very close to making a summer switch to the Premier League but his 11th hour loan move to Manchester United failed to be ratified in time and he remains at the Bernabeu.

Mokbel also reveals that Villas-Boas is seeking extra additions in attack as he is concerned about only having summer signing Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe up front. An injury to the Spanish ace could cause a crisis at White Hart Lane and another quality striker us rightly on the shopping list.

Having been linked with Tottenham for what seems like a while now, will Spurs finally get their man in January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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