Tottenham plot move for 'great' Premier League ace

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Tottenham Hotspur have a big season ahead of them.

By their own standards, last term was a bit of a disaster with the north London side failing to hit the heights of previous seasons.

There was plenty of uncertainty at Spurs last term, and so finishing sixth in the Premier League was probably as good as it could have been.

But this term has to be different.

It will be Jose Mourinho's first full campaign in charge of the club and he'll be determined to make a big impression.

Finishing in the top four will be the minimum expectation this season, and for that the work will need to start now.

Tottenham have already made two additions after signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart, but their work isn't complete yet.

Mourinho still looks to be targeting reinforcements with a fresh face emerging as a potential arrival.

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Reports from The Athletic have claimed that Spurs are monitoring Abdoulaye Doucoure's situation.

The midfielder is thought to be available following Watford's relegation from the top flight.

Doucoure is said to be 'determined to leave the club' with Tottenham, Everton and Fulham all interested in a move for the midfielder.

A move for the Frenchman will not be cheap, though.

It's claimed that a deal could cost in the region of £30million to convince the Hornets to sell - a price which could be more than Daniel Levy is willing to pay.

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GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This could be a smart move for Tottenham Hotspur.

Abdoulaye Doucoure is a box-to-box midfielder who could make a real impact in Jose Mourinho's side.

While he was part of the Watford side who suffered relegation, the Frenchman has proven himself to be head and shoulders above his teammates in recent seasons.

He could be a shrewd addition, but probably not for the £30milion quoted.

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Described by his former boss Javi Gracia as 'a great player', Doucoure is more than able of playing in a side towards the top end of the Premier League.

Whether he will make the required impact at Tottenham to justify a £30million move, however, is up for debate.

I could certainly see him being a key player for the likes of Everton or Fulham, but for Spurs I think they'd need to get a slightly better deal for this one to make real sense.

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