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Spurs target sensational swoop for £24m superstar striker

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Tottenham have been linked with an audacious summer move for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

The People claims that the north London club are monitoring the Ivorian's situation amid reports that he could be available for transfer at the end of the season.

Drogba - 33 next week - has fallen behind Fernando Torres and Nicolas Anelka in pursuit of a starting berth in recent weeks and has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens.

Chelsea's record Champions League goalscorer signed for the Blues from Marseille for a fee in the region of £24 million in 2004 and has established himself as one of the most fearsome forwards in European football.

Should the interest of Spurs be genuine, then a deal for the Ivory Coast international would be a significant coup for the White Hart Lane club in their pursuit of striking reinforcements.

 

Spurs tried in vain to sign a number of big-money targets in January - failing in attempts to land Giuseppe Rossi and Fernando Llorente - and are prepared to spend heavily to land a marquee signing in the summer.

"The chairman would have bought someone for £30million though, for sure. He wanted to bring someone in [in January]," said Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.

"There was no doubt that he wanted to do it. He wanted to get somebody in and if Daniel [Levy] and [Tottenham owner] Joe Lewis can find the right people they will have a go again."

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