According to Corriere dello Sport, Bari have no intention of selling Tottenham target Walid Cheddira in January.

Cheddira has been on fire in front of goal since making his loan move to Bari permanent in the summer, with the forward having found the back of the net nine times and provided five assists in 12 appearances in the Italian second-tier this season (Transfermarkt).

Walid Cheddira

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His effectiveness in the final third is the main reason Bari are currently sitting in third place in the Serie B table, but despite his prolific form at the club level, the striker has only made one substitute appearance off the bench for Morocco at the World Cup so far.

Serie B News reported back in October that Chaddira’s performances this season had caught the attention of Antonio Conte’s men while Gianluca di Marzio subsequently revealed last week that Nottingham Forest had also entered the race for the forward, who is valued at €6m-€7m (£5.1m-£6m).

Corriere have now backed up the interest of the two aforementioned Premier League clubs in the Bari star but they state that the Italian club have no plans on selling the 24-year-old to either club in January.

It is explained that Michele Mignani’s men believe that hanging on to Chaddira until the end of the season would give them a fighting chance of winning promotion to Serie A.

Spurs Web Opinion

Cheddira is not of the quality that Tottenham need as Conte will want someone who is proven at the highest level.  Besides, the Moroccan is primarily used as a centre-forward and sometimes on the left-wing while Spurs are more likely to be after a natural right winger who can serve as a backup to Kulusevski.

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