Report: Tottenham Hotspur were also scouting Simone Zaza last night

The club would not have been pleased however to see both Thorgan Hazard and Zaza play bit-part roles.

Yesterday it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were sending scouts to check out the Juventus v Borussia Monchengladbach Champions League fixture - with eyes on former Chelsea talent and the younger brother of Eden Hazard in the form of Thorgan Hazard.

The game ended 0-0 and Hazard only featured for 16 minutes as a late substitute for Raffael in Turin.

But according to reports in Italy the Belgian was not the only man Spurs were checking out.

Goal Italy reports that the Tottenham scouts were also present to keep an eye on Italian international striker Simone Zaza.

Of course Spurs have been linked with the attacker before, as have London rivals West Ham United. He finally became a fully-fledged Juventus player this year after a successful co-ownership deal with Sassuolo.

Spurs certainly need a new striker with Heung-min Son and Clinton N'Jie not lead frontmen, leaving Harry Kane the only out-and-out striker with the club.

But if this was the mission of Tottenham's scouting trip then again they were let down. Zaza only featured for the final 20 minutes in what looks like a wasted scouting mission for Tottenham if the reports of their presence are indeed true.

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