Tottenham plot shock move for Juventus striker – Report

Date published: Saturday 27th February 2016 2:05

Mario Mandzukic: Linked with West Ham

Tottenham have sounded out Juventus about the availability of £20million-rated Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, according to reports in the Italian media.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sit second in the Premier League, 10 points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, and look set to qualify for the Champions League next season for the first time since the 2010/11 season.

And according to Italian news outlet CalcioMercato, they will look to sign Mandzukic to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane once their top-four place is confirmed.

The 29-year-old has an impressive record in the Champions League, scoring 20 goals in 48 appearances since making his debut in the competition in 2007.

It is claimed Mandzukic has been a target for Spurs in the last three years, and that Juventus will listen to offers of £19.7million for the Croatia international.

Mandzukic has scored eight goals in all competitions for Juve since signing for around £15million from Atletico Madrid this season, with two of those coming in the Champions League.

The report adds that Mandzukic is also attracting interest from former club Bayern Munich and Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Spurs failed to sign a striker during the January transfer window, despite Pochettino’s admittance that bringing in a new forward was his top priority.

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