Tottenham morning news: £20m bid for Chelsea youngster, striker eyes top-four finish

Emmanuel Adebayor

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he is determined for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season.

The London outfit finished sixth in the league in the 2013-14 campaign, but under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, there is optimism that they can qualify for the Champions League once again.

Togolese star Adebayor, who has played for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid in his career, is keen on helping Spurs break into the top four.

‘My summer was great', the Daily Star quotes the 30-year-old as saying. 'The most important thing is to come back and train, to work hard.

'Nothing is personal - I play for Tottenham and we are a team. So for me, our targets or objective is to finish in the top four and I want to help the team finish in the top four’.

Spurs winger Andros Townsend has also said that he is keen on achieving success at White Hart Lane in the 2014-15 campaign.

The 22-year-old England international suffered an ankle injury last season that eventually cost him a place in the Three Lions’ 23-man World Cup squad.

‘It is a big season for me’, he said. ‘Last year was my breakthrough for club and country and now it is important I build on that and show a lot more consistency then I did last year’.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Tottenham are keen on signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea this summer.

The Metro claims that Spurs are set to make a £20 million offer for the 21-year-old Belgium international, who has said that he wants to play regular football next season.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho allowed the youngster to leave on loan for Everton last season, and there are suggestions that the Portuguese could be open to selling the former Anderlecht star on a permanent basis.

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