Report: Tottenham and West Ham both want Fiorentina's Khouma Babacar

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Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Tottenham are battling Crystal Palace and West Ham for Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

Spurs have enjoyed a great season so far, but many pundits believe that they are one Harry Kane injury away from their campaign falling apart.

Kane's recent form - six goals in nine games - means that he is once again one of the Premier League's deadliest strikers, but Tottenham have no cover behind him.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino is now expected to bring in another striker this month, and it seems that he has turned his attention to a forward playing over in Italy.

Tutto Mercato Web suggest that, whilst Crystal Palace and West Ham both want to sign Fiorentina's Khouma Babacar, Tottenham have now entered the race for his signature.

As noted by Sky Sports, Spurs have been looking at West Brom's Saido Berahino, Marseille's Michy Batshuayi and Basel's Breel Embolo, all of whom possess pace and power - and with a firm idea seemingly in Pochettino's mind, Babacar is another target who fits the bill.

The 6ft 3in Senegalese forward possesses a combination of pace and power, and has hit six goals in 14 games for Fiorentina this season, after scoring nine in 28 last term.

The report states that Babacar is a wanted man in England, but Fiorentina are unwilling to sell their 22-year-old striker, and the player himself isn't overly keen on leaving Paulo Sousa's men, as he wants to fight for his place in the team after falling behind Nikola Kalinic in the pecking order.

That makes a January deal unlikely, meaning Spurs may have to turn their attentions elsewhere again as they seek competition for Kane this month.

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