Tottenham Hotspur linked with move for a Toure

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Almamy Toure of Monaco.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for a Toure, but not Yaya or Kolo.

The player in question is Almamy Toure who plays for Ligue 1 side Monaco, with French website Foot sur 7 claiming Spurs are interested in his services.

Toure is a young centre-back who the website compare to Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, who moved last summer from Saint Etienne.

The 18-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough season, scoring on his debut for the club in the Coupe de France against Rennes.

He was a surprise starter against Arsenal in the Champions League a week ago, asked to fill in at right-back to due Fabinho being ruled out through injury.

His performance in the 3-1 win at The Emirates was praised by FranceInfo, who described him as 'stifling' Gunners attacker Danny Welbeck.

The teenager's potential is evident, and it's no surprise if his performances have courted attention from clued up scouts across Europe, including Tottenham's.

Buying him comes with less risk than it would previously have done, seeing how he is able to perform at the top level, but he would also be more expensive.

He has a contract until 2016, and there is a strong chance Monaco themselves will now be looking to renew his services and lock him down to an extended deal.

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