Report: Tottenham Hotspur make £9 million bid for former Chelsea youngster

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Gokhan Tore.

Tottenham have made an approach to sign Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore, report Turkish newspaper Aksam.

The paper claim Spurs have bid €12 million, or £9 million for the attacker, but Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has told them he is not for sale.

Tore may be familiar to Tottenham fans, as he has played against them this season for the Turkish side.

The 23-year-old winger has six goals and five assists for Besiktas in all competitions this season, and it is no surprise they are reluctant to sell. They sit third in the Turkish Super Lig, but just one point off the top.

Tore has already spent part of his career in London, part of Chelsea's youth academy between 2009 and 2011 but did not play a competitive first team game, leaving to sign for Bundesliga side Hamburg. 

He was involved in a dangerous incident last year, with The Mail reporting the fact he was shot while inside a Turkish nightclub after one of his friends was involved in a row.

If Tottenham's interest is genuine, then they should look at renewing their efforts to sign him in the summer, as if he can translate his productivity in Turkey to English football, then he would be a certain upgrade on England international Andros Townsend.

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