Spurs need £22m to land ex-Arsenal target

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Tottenham have been told they will have to splash £22m on Marseille striker and former Arsenal target Loic Remy reports the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old French international has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit this campaign, helping them through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has had his eye on Remy for the past 18 months, and is keen to bring him to White Hart Lane this month.

"He is a good player," he confirmed. "We could have had him a couple of years ago and he has pushed on.

"He was a player we looked at and I watched him a couple of times at that stage but he went to Marseille [from Nice]."

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is understood to have held talks with Marseille over a prospective transfer, and is trying to negotiate a part-exchange deal which will see Roman Pavlyuchenko move in the opposite direction.

However, the French club are keen to agree a cash-only deal, as they want the money to spend on a replacement of their own choosing.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has also previously been credited with an interest in Remy - a player that has been labelled as a potential solution to Arsenal's lack of striking options at the Emirates Stadium.

However, following the short-term signing of club legend Thierry Henry, it is assumed that Wenger is no longer looking for another striker this transfer window, leaving Spurs unchallenged for Remy's signature.

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