Tottenham have reportedly been offered Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke as they explore possibility of signing at least two players in January.
You might be forgiven in thinking it’s April Fool’s Day, but The Telegraph claim that cheeky joint owner Steve Parrish has been in contact with Spurs to offer the former Liverpool striker.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is short of options upfront after Harry Kane was ruled out until April with a ruptured hamstring.
Mourinho is hunting for a replacement and Palace had taken the opportunity to try and offload the Belgium striker after signing Cenk Tosun from Everton.
Benteke, who last scored for Palace in April 2019, recently signed a new deal at Selhurst Park to keep him tied to the club until 2021.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy is unlikely to be impressed and Spurs however desperate to replace Kane do have other options and have been linked Moussa Dembele, Krzysztof Piatek and Alfredo Morelos.
Piatek’s agent is due in England to talk to clubs, including Spurs, about a move, although the player will be in AC Milan’s squad for their game against Cagliari today.
Lyon ace Dembele will be the most expensive option with the Ligue 1 side looking for close to £50million for the former Celtic striker.
Spurs have also made inquires about the possibility of taking Andre Silva – who is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Milan, claims the Daily Star and the Telegraph insist they will try to hijack West Ham United’s bid to sign midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan.