Tottenham latest, Origi welcomes interest, target's price tag reported, striker wanted

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A selection of the latest news surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening.

Tottenham target Divock Origi has welcomed attention from Premier League clubs according to the Metro.

Origi has impressed with his cameo appearances for Belgium at the World Cup, where he has twice been used as a substitute, and scored the goal that secured his country's passage to the knock-out stages of the competition. 

The forward is quoted, saying: "As a little boy I dreamed of playing in the Premier League, but I’m still young.

"Now I’m in an important tournament so I try to focus on the team, then my entourage will see with the club and will see what I do."

The report says that Lille would want £8 million for the striker, but there have been reports elsewhere suggesting that the Ligue 1 side are not willing to sell this summer.

Another rumoured transfer target from the World Cup is Memphis Depay of the Netherlands, and TalkSport have picked up on reports in the Dutch press suggesting the forward has a price tag of €21 million. 

It also suggests that PSV Eindhoven would rather not sell the winger. Manchester United are also said to be interested in the 20-year-old.

Forward Jonathan Obika is the subject of interest from several Championship and League One clubs according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old has had several spells on loan from Spurs but is way down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. His latest loan spell was at Charlton Athletic.

Finally, captain Michael Dawson believes the players who have travelled to the World Cup this summer will benefit from the experience in Brazil ahead of the new season.

He's quoted by the Tottenham website, saying: “We’ve lads at the World Cup and that can breed confidence.

“Let’s hope they do well. We’ll come back, work hard and let’s see if we can achieve our goals.”

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