Report: Spurs fail with bid to land striker on loan

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly failed with a loan bid for FC Porto striker Moussa Marega this month.

According to a report by French publication Foot Mercato, Marega generated interest from the Premier League pair who are keen to bring in reinforcements.

Both Spurs and West Ham reportedly made loan offers for the striker which Porto knocked back.

Additionally, the Portuguese giants have also reportedly rejected the advances of both Marseille and Nice for the 28-year-old.

The Malian who has five goals and four assists in Liga Nos so far this season (transfermarkt), has also allegedly rejected advances from China this month.

The report claims that Porto want €30 million to part ways with the powerful centre forward.

It is suggested that striker could still end up leaving Porto before the close of the transfer window but Marega is also said to be opening to finishing the season with the Dragons and reassessing his future in the summer.

Spurs are on the lookout to bolster their attacking options after Harry Kane underwent surgery to repair his left hamstring and is not expected to return to training until April.

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Now that we are entering the final few days of the transfer window, it is to be expected that the club will be linked with almost every available striker in Europe. Most of the names will likely be fed to the press by agents in order to boost their clients’ profile and I suspect this is one such case.

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