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Xherdan Shaqiri wanted by Tottenham in January

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Tottenham could be set to address their struggling form with a big money January move for Bayern Munich outcast Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports.

The Metro claims Mauricio Pochettino could sanction an offer worth £19.6 million for the Switzerland attacker, in an attempt to address Tottenham's lack of attacking cohesion.

Shaqiri joined Bayern for €11.6 million in the summer of 2012, and despite playing 39 games in all competitions in his first season, he has seen that number fall.

Under new manager Pep Guardiola, Shaqiri has only played 13 times and his lack of games has led to speculation over a move away.

Tottenham have failed to find any attacking consistency, with Harry Kane the only forward showing a goal scoring ability, while Nacer Chadli has weighed in with six league goals this season.

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However, the big Belgian offers little else except goals, and Christian Eriksen has failed to find the form of last season.

Erik Lamela is still finding his feet, even after his impressive Rabona, and Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend have had to be content with minutes in the cup competitions.

Shaqiri could provide a bit more quality in the final third, as anyone who saw his composed flick for his second and Switzerland's fourth against Lithuania on Saturday.

However, Tottenham have plenty of numbers in wide attacking positions, if not the right quality, and other areas of the pitch need more urgent addressing, such as centre forward and defensive positions.

Shaqiri will attract plenty of attention, and Liverpool failed with a summer move for the winger, but the Metro ends its report by saying the Swiss favours a move to the Premier League.

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