Reported Tottenham target confirms offers; hints at summer move

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Everton's Kevin Mirallas says he wants a new challenge, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly interested.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas has told Belgian newspaper La Capitale, quoted by the Guardian, that there was interest in him from a range of clubs over the January transfer window. 

Mirallas's form for the Toffees has been excellent this season and it seems that it has not gone unnoticed, with Tottenham Hotspur linked heavily in the Daily Mail

The rising interest in his services has seemingly turned Mirallas's head and the winger suggested today that a summer move is likely - unless Everton make it into the Champions League - as he wants a new challenge. 

"There have been offers and enquiries, but no real negotiations. January isn’t the ideal month for a transfer,” he said.

“I have never said I absolutely want to leave Everton. I like it over here, but I feel ready for a new challenge.

“I dream of playing in the Champions League next season. With Everton or with another club. I just have to see after the season.”

It suggests that Tottenham's chances of landing the 27-year-old are likely to rely on them making it into the top-four.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are in a battle to claim one of the Champions League places in the Premier League and they will be desperate to break into England's elite come May. 

The Belgian's admission that he is hoping for a new challenge is sure to be a disappointment for Everton, but there is still a slight hope that they will be able to retain him. 

The winners of the Europa League win direct qualification for the Champions League this season and it means that Everton's European campaign has just become even more important. 

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