City set sights on Spurs' wing starlet target

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Tottenham Hotspur target Junior Hoilett is set to be the subject of a bid from another Barclays Premier League side.


The Blackburn Rovers winger has been interesting Spurs boss Harry Redknapp for some time, but Stoke City are now thought to be coming in with a bid, report the Mirror.


Tony Pulis is keen to add to his squad in January, but Redknapp has injury concerns at White Hart Lane and is a long-term admirer of Hoilett.


Stoke are thought to be willing to offer £8million for the talented youngster – one million more than Spurs’ initial valuation.


Harry Redknapp knows he will need to strengthen his squad to maintain Tottenham’s title challenge in 2012.


However, now he has serious injury worries with Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale struggling for fitness and no quality replacements standing by.


Blackburn, who are bottom of the league and are reportedly having financial problems, have been unable to convince Hoilett to sign a new contract.


The 21-year-old’s current deal runs out at the end of the season and he will be free to speak with other clubs come January.


With Rovers heading for relegation and the subsequent drop in income that comes with it, a big-money deal would be very tempting.


Tottenham would hope that the prospect of a title race and maybe Champions League football next year would clinch any deal.


However, Stoke can offer Europa League football this year and can guarantee more regular playing time.

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