Tottenham tipped to beat Liverpool & Arsenal to Frenchman

Former Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli has suggested that his old club may move to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the signature of in-form Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The 28-year-old hit-man has been in excellent form so far this season for high-flying l’OM, netting 10 goals in 13 outings for the Ligue 1 side.

But despite his razor-sharp showings, Gignac is expected to leave the Stade Velodrome in January with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

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Marseille are believed to be open to a cut-price deal to recoup some of the cash they’ve invested in the France international, while the player’s agent has also talked up a switch – with the Premier League mentioned destination.

Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with the burly front-man, but Comolli – who has a reputation for his knowledge of the transfer market – suggested to Le 10 Sport that Spurs may be a destination for Gignac:

“I hear a lot about it at the moment. I think something may be going on in January. The question is whether it will be clubs of interest, and if he will want to move in January in the middle of a great season for him.” He said.

“Now a club threatened by relegation, or a club like Tottenham, which is in trouble, could move for him,

“If it is Tottenham or Newcastle, why not? These are great clubs.”

Spurs are known to be in the market for a new striker, with manager Mauricio Pochettino yet to be impressed by Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado.