Report: Spurs-linked defender out for the season after picking up ACL injury 

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A January move now seems to be off the cards for rumoured Tottenham target Harry Souttar after the centre-back suffered a season-ending injury, according to Stoke Sentinel.

Souttar, who established himself as a regular in the Stoke City starting eleven last campaign, has enjoyed a great start to the new season with the Potters.

According to previous reports, Tottenham had scouted the defender this season and were continuing to track his progress, with the North London club said to be facing competition from Everton for the Australian international.

Football Insider claimed last month that Spurs could intensify their pursuit of the 23-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, with Stoke ‘braced’ for offers.

However, the centre-back picked up a nasty injury in Australia’s 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw with Saudi Arabia in Sydney on Thursday and had to be stretchered off.

Stoke Sentinel have now revealed that scans have shown Souttar has injured his right cruciate ligament, with the defender now expected to be out of action for the remainder of the season.

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Given that reports were suggesting that Souttar was admired by Nuno, I do wonder if the Stoke man was a target for Spurs after the Portuguese coach’s departure.

One would think that Conte will look towards the Serie A for transfer targets as the Italian would want to bring in players he is familiar with.

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