Tottenham still in hunt for €20m Sevilla star

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Tottenham remain interested in trying to land Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo during the January transfer window, according to reports in Spain.

Negredo has six goals in nine appearances in La Liga so far this season and boasts an impressive record of 44 strikes in 70 league appearances since joining the Andalucía-based club in 2009. He was also part of Spain's succesful Euro 2012 squad.

Spurs were reportedly interested in landing the 27-year-old during the summer transfer window, while the Spanish club’s president Jose Maria del Nido has confirmed that he turned down a €20 million offer from an unnamed Premier League outfit on Deadline Day.

El Desmarque Sevilla report that Spurs could be willing to come back in for Negredo when the winter window opens.

A report from the People claim Tottenham's interest in Negredo is long-standing, with former manager Harry Redknapp said to have been a fan of his.

Sevilla are believed to in desperate need of cash to help with their financial problems, something that could lead to the sale of key assets in January.

Tottenham appear short in attack despite landing Clint Dempsey late on in the transfer window, and recent reports suggest striker Emmanuel Adebayor could be unhappy at White Hart Lane.

They are expected to be active in the January window, with manager Andre Villas-Boas reportedly keen on Shakhtar Donetsk’s Willian.

Spurs are in action tonight in the Capital One Cup against Norwich, and go into the game on the back of a 2-1 win against Southampton that moved them into the top four of the Premier League for the first time this season.

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