Tottenham set to reignite transfer interest in January

Fabio Coentrao (on loan)Tottenham are set to reignite their pursuit of Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao in January, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Spurs were strongly linked with the Portuguese international over the summer, and were even said to be pondering taking him to White Hart Lane as a part of Gareth Bale’s move to the Spanish capital.

However, a deal failed to come to fruition, leading to Manchester United coming close to clinching a loan agreement for the left-back.

Andre Villas-Boas is still said to be keen on offering Coentrao a Bernabeu escape route, and is set to up his interest this winter.

The Londoners invested £108m in their squad during the last transfer window, drafting in a number of top players.

But, AVB failed to significantly strengthen the left side of his defence, with the inexperienced Danny Rose his only orthodox option in the squad.

The 25-year-old is said to be keen to leave Real in search of regular first-team football, with Jose Mourinho’s departure and Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival having left his status in the team in some doubt.

Villas-Boas is also looking to add another striker during January, and has instructed scouts to assess a number of targets.

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