Report: Spurs want Andre Gray after Championship award, Dembele move abandoned

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Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Burnley star Andre Gray, after ending their interest in Fulham's Moussa Dembele.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have ended their interest in Fulham striker Moussa Dembele - and will instead turn their attention to Burnley's Andre Gray.

Spurs have enjoyed a quite remarkable season under Mauricio Pochettino, with Harry Kane now taking his tally to 24 goals this season after tonight's thumping 4-0 win over Stoke City.

However, it's well-known that Tottenham need another striker to offer some cover and support for Kane, and that is expected to be top of Pochettino's priority list when the summer transfer window opens.

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham almost signed Fulham striker Moussa Dembele - not to be confused with current Spurs ace Mousa Dembele - in a £6m deal during the January transfer window, but the deal fell through when Fulham demanded that the Frenchman returned to Craven Cottage on loan.

Dembele has hit 16 goals this season, and it's claimed that his representatives expected Tottenham to return with another move for him in the summer - but Spurs and Pochettino will instead look elsewhere this summer. 

It's claimed that Tottenham have turned their attention to other strikers, with Burnley hitman Andre Gray an interesting target mentioned for Spurs, after White Hart Lane scouts went to watch him in action recently.

The 24-year-old has risen up from non-league with Luton Town to become a goal machine in the Championship with Burnley, smashing 22 goals in just 38 games to pick up the PFA Championship Player of the Year award on Sunday evening.

A pacey forward with a proven record in the Football League - just like Dele Alli had before his move to Spurs - Gray is ready for the step up to the Premier League, and whether it's with the promotion-chasing Burnley or not, he has a huge future ahead of him; possibly at Spurs, if reports are to be believed.

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