Tottenham targeting January move for Red Bull Salzburg winger Kevin Kampl

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Tottenham are reportedly hoping to beat Southampton to the signing of winger Kevin Kampl.

Having made a lukewarm start to the campaign, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is widely expected to lead a full scale overhaul of his squad at White Hart Lane.

January is the first opportunity the Argentine will get to shift out a number of players, but additions are needed with a stale squad at his disposal.

With both Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend strongly linked with January exits, it seems that a winger is high on the list of priorities for Pochettino.

And after not only leaving Southampton for Spurs this summer but also poaching their scout Paul Mitchell as Tottenham's new head of recruitment and analysis, Pochettino may look to land another blow on his former club.

The Saints have been strongly linked with a bid for Red Bull Salzburg winger Kevin Kampl, but now the Daily Mirror speculate that Tottenham will look to swoop in and take him to North London instead.

Kampl, 24, was born in Germany but has earned 13 caps for Slovenia, even playing against England at Wembley earlier this month.

Yet it may have been his display against Celtic on Thursday which has caught Tottenham's attention, as Kampl impressed with his pace and dribbling ability in the final third.

Mitchell may well have recommended Kampl to Pochettino based on Southampton's scouting report of the wing wizard, and losing out to Spurs again would be a blow for Ronald Koeman's men.

It's believed that a £5m bid could tempt Salzburg into selling their star man, and that's well within Pochettino's budget at Spurs as he seeks to add depth behind Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.

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