Tottenham eye £19m Cote D’ivoire striker as Lukaku alternative

Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Swansea hitman Wilfried Bony as an alternative to Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Daily Mail reports.

Spurs will make a move for Cote D’ivoire forward Bony if there is no chance Chelsea will allow Lukaku to leave at a considerable price.

Lukaku has been chased by clubs all over Europe this summer, with enquiries coming from Roma, Wolfsburg, and even West Ham United.

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However the Blues are considering an offer from Atletico Madrid, with reports suggesting they have the best deal at the moment.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has deemed striker Emmanuel Adebayor surplus to requirements, and is looking to offload him this summer.

The Lilywhites will also listen to offers for Roberto Soldado, who critics have labelled as a Spurs flop last season.

Tottenham are therefore in that market for a striker, with Bony their prime alternative to Lukaku.

Swansea know of the interest for their star man, and have slapped a £19m price tag on the 25-year-old.

Bony scored Ivory Coast’s first goal in the 2014 World Cup opener against Japan, which they went on to win 2-1.


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