Tottenham prepare move for £20m Liverpool target

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Tottenham are ready to make an approach for FC Basel star Mohamed Salah after the striker downed Chelsea in the Champions League, reports the Daily Mirror. 

Franco Baldini, the sporting director at White Hart Lane, was present at Basel's game on Tuesday night and was impressed by Salah, who scored the winner in the 87th minute.

That was the second time Salah has scored against the Blues this season, having scored in the reverse tie at Stamford Bridge in September.

In a man of the match display, Salah's trickery and blistering pace gave Ashley Cole a torrid 90 minutes.

Andre Villas-Boas is still struggling to replace Gareth Bale with Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela both disappointing the early days of their Tottenham careers.

It now though Baldini is ready to launch an offer for Salah in the January transfer window and Basel are prepared to sell him should a reasonable offer arrive.

The £20m-rated Egyptian international has also been linked with a move to Liverpool, with the Mirror claiming Salah, along wih Derby wonderkid Will Hughes, are top of Brendan's Rodgers' January transfer wish list.

Rodgers is currently struggling to find other goal scorers with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge still being heavily relied upon to provide the goods at Anfield.

As a goal-scoring winger, Salah is seen as a good alternative should form or fitness abandon one of Liverpool's star strikers.

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