Tottenham step up pursuit of 14-goal striker

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Tottenham Hotspur have a pivotal few weeks ahead of them.

Last year was a disaster for the north London side who failed to quality for the Champions League after struggling to a sixth place finish in the table.

That meant that this season had to be better.

Sunday's Premier League opener saw them lose 1-0 at home to Everton, a result which suggested that their problems are far from solved.

Jose Mourinho has come to the club to get them challenging for the Premier League title, and ultimately win some silverware.

Anything less than that during his tenure will mean it's been a failure.

Funds are limited at Tottenham, but Daniel Levy has still managed to get deals done for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty.

But there's still plenty of business to be done.

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It's no secret that Spurs are looking for a new striker to challenge Harry Kane.

The problem is that it's difficult to convince a player to move to north London when they know they're likely to play second fiddle to the talisman.

However reports have suggested that they may have found a way to convince one target to join.

Football Insider have claimed that Spurs are stepping up their efforts to sign Arkadiusz Milik.

The Napoli striker is out of contract next summer and with no agreement over an extension imminent, it seems that he could be available to move on.

While Tottenham are yet to agree a fee with the Italian side over a deal, it's claimed that they are offering the Poland international £90,000-a-week contract and a £5million signing-on fee to join the club.

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With Napoli demanding around £30million for the player, the report has suggested that Spurs could look to wait until January to approach the player on a pre-contract agreement, rather than fork out such a big fee on the player.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

You can't blame Tottenham Hotspur for chasing Arkadiusz Milik.

The Napoli striker has an excellent goalscoring record which included racking up 14 goals last term.

WIth his future in Italy very much up in the air, you can't blame Spurs for testing for the water.

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Whether that means forking out for him to join in the next couple of weeks, or preparing a deal to offer him in January remains to be seen.

But the 26-year-old is definitely a big talent.

Milik has the potential to be a big player for Tottenham, and that's why it's a move that could make perfect sense.

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