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Tottenham Hotspur will not be signing Michy Batshuayi

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Batshuayi has been alerting the top clubs
Batshuayi has been alerting the top clubs.

Tottenham Hotspur have not shown an interest in signing striker Michy Batshuayi - also linked with Arsenal - according to his club Standard Liege.

Rumours of a £10 million bid for the 20-year-old are wide of the mark according to Liege's owner Roland Duchatelet, who also recently took over at Championship club Charlton Athletic.

Duchatelet claims that Benfica, who knocked Tim Sherwood's men out of the Europa League, are the most likely destination for the youngster. 

"There's another European giant interested in Batshuayi", he told La Derniere Heure.

"There's no interest from Tottenham as far as I know.

"I've talked to the strong man of Spurs (chairman Daniel Levy) on Thursday and he has confirmed to me that they don't want to sign Batshuayi.

"Benfica, though, have contacted us. They have confirmed they want to sign Batshuayi."

Batshuayi has impressed for the Belgian club this season by firing 19 goals from 34 outings to send his side top of the league. 

The Belgium under-21 international made his debut for the Stade Maurice Dufrasne outfit in 2011 and has since fired 36 league goals.

Tottenham are likely to go in search of a new striker in the summer after seeing Jermain Defoe leave for Toronto while big-money signing Roberto Soldado has failed to live up to expectations in the Premier League.

Arsenal, AC Milan and Everton are also linked with moves for Batshuayi who turns 21 later this year. 

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