Tottenham’s start to 2020 started in the worst possible way when Harry Kane suffered a hamstring tear in the New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton.
Kane had to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring with the club not expecting him to return to training until April (Spurs official).
Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho admitted last month following the draw at Watford that he was keen to bring in a target man during the January transfer window (Football365).
The North London club were heavily linked with a move for Olivier Giroud in the closing hours of the window with Chelsea said to have been willing to do business with Tottenham if they were able to sign Dries Mertens (The Sun).
A move for Mertens failed to materialise which left Giroud having to spend the last six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The Telegraph report that the former Arsenal player has received a pre-contract offer from Lazio but is prepared to wait following Tottenham’s interest.
Giroud would be able to make a return to North London on a free transfer in the summer but it remains to be seen whether Jose Mourinho will make a further approach for the World Cup winner who will be 34 in September.
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