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Spurs have striker bid knocked back

Tottenham have made no secret of the fact that their top priority in this summer’s transfer window is to sign a reliable back-up to striker Harry Kane.

Jose Mourinho is confident that the right player will be found before the window closes, saying at the press conference before the weekend’s game at home to Everton “I believe that we will get a striker, I truly believe so”.

They have been linked with a host of names, amongst them Torino’s Andrea Botelli.

And now reports in the Italian press suggest that they have had an initial approach for him knocked back by the Serie A side.

Spurs wanted to take him initially on loan with an option to buy of €50 million (£46.3 million). However, the Serie A are only interested in an upfront deal.

26-year old Botelli scored 16 goals and provided 3 assists in 36 league appearances for Torino last season, and ahs been a consistent goal scorer in Serie A for several years now.

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