Spurs and Toon boosted in striker chase - reports

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Tottenham and Newcastle target Junior Hoilett will reportedly reject the offer of a new contract from Blackburn.

According to the Daily Express, this will prompt a transfer scramble for the Canadian striker in January as Rovers look to avoid letting him leave Ewood Park for nothing in the summer.

Hoilett has impressed in a struggling Blackburn side this season and, it would appear, could be rewarded with a move to a more high-profile club.

Tottenham and Newcastle have both been consistently linked with the 21-year-old in recent weeks with both sides said to be keen to bolster their forward ranks.

The Barclays Premier League duo had both tried desperately to reinforce their respective goalscoring departments during the most recent transfer window but enjoyed mixed success.

The Newcastle board were panned for failing to land a big-money replacement for Andy Carroll but Demba Ba, who arrived on a free transfer from West Ham, has made a somewhat unexpected impact.

Alan Pardew, though, is still expected to sign another striker in January, and is reported to be closing in on a deal for Sochaux hotshot Modibo Maiga.

Spurs, meanwhile, acquired Emmanuel Adebayor on loan from Manchester City in the final days of summer, and the Togolese has scored three times since moving to White Hart Lane.

But Harry Redknapp has since been linked with further reinforcements including Hoilett and Athletic Bilbao frontman Fernando Llorente.

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