Tottenham unlikely to move for Wolves ace this summer

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The rumour mill is in full flow around North London this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are in a tricky position at present as they look to strengthen their squad with a view to the season ahead.

Last season saw the team miss out on a spot in the top four - an outcome which was a bitter disappointment for everyone associated with the club.

But this term Spurs are aiming much higher.

With Jose Mourinho in the hot seat the target is to secure a top four finish and challenge for a trophy.

If that is to happen then there needs to be significant work done on the first team squad.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty have already been added as first team regulars, while Joe Hart will also add real leadership to the team as Hugo Lloris' understudy.

But if they're to reach the top four it's crucial that they add quality over quantity.

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One position that they're targeting is in attack where a plethora of players have been linked with a move.

Tottenham are hoping to sign a striker with reports earlier this summer suggesting that they could make a move for Raul Jimenez.

The Wolves man scored 22 goals last term, and opened his account for the new season with a fine finish against Sheffield United at the weekend.

Jimenez is undoubtedly the sort of player that Mourinho would like to sign, but according to Football London reporter Rob Guest it's a deal that is unlikely to be affordable.

Writing in a Q&A for Football London, Guest said: "Raul Jimenez would be such a good signing for Spurs but he would cost so much money and Wolves aren't exactly going to want to cash in on him a few weeks before the transfer deadline.

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"The fact he would cost a big fee means it is extremely unlikely."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This was always a deal that was going to be unlikely.

Raul Jimenez is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and that means that it would take a massive offer to convince Wolves to sell.

Not only that, but a move to Tottenham in the Europa League is not the type of move that he'd be eyeing.

The Mexican international looks destined to play for one of the best clubs in the world, and that means that this link was always doubtful.

Spurs desperately need a striker, but this one is clearly a no-go.

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