Coyle cools Tottenham winger talk

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Bolton boss Owen Coyle has played down reports he could use the funds from the sale of Gary Cahill to Chelsea to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Giovanni Dos Santos.


The Trotters have one of the worst goal-scoring records in the Premier League, having found the back of the net just 25 times in 21 games so far this season, and Coyle is believed to be on the lookout for attacking options during the transfer window.


Having lost the attacking threat posed by former players Daniel Sturridge and Johan Elmander last season, boss Owen Coyle may look to add to his his options up-front, and described the Spurs winger as a 'top player’ while playing down reports a deal was imminent.


"We haven't been speaking to the lad,” he said.


"There are fantastic young players out there in the Premier League and he is certainly one of them, but it is just speculation. There is no doubt that he [Dos Santos] is a top player, but there are many top players out there."


Dos Santos has struggled to break into the Spurs team since arriving at White Hart Lane in 2008, and has appeared just four times in the Premier League this season having played just 30 games overall for the Lilywhites.


The former Barcelona youngster has had loan spells with Ipswich, Galatasary and Racing Santander since joining Tottenham, while a move to Spain could also be on the cards, with Sevilla interested in the Mexican international.


Harry Redknapp admitted earlier this month that Dos Santos would be on the move in the transfer window, saying: "He's looking to move, to be honest.


"We had a big bid from Italy last summer but he wants to go back to Spain.


Tottenham Hotspur’s valuation could prove to be a stumbling block, with the Daily Mail reporting the north London outfit are holding out for around £8 million having already turned down a £3.4 million bid from Sevilla.


Dos Santos Giovani
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