Report: Pochettino still wants Celtic star Moussa Dembele who passed Spurs medical in January

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping tabs on Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, having failed to sign him from Fulham in January.

Dembele, 20, left Fulham over the summer when his contract expired, and having hit 17 goals in all competitions for the Cottagers last season, Bhoys fans were excited by his arrival.

Celtic's Moussa DembeleCeltic's Moussa Dembele

So far, Dembele has proven his quality. With 17 goals in 27 games, Dembele has displaced Leigh Griffiths – who hit 40 goals last season – as Celtic's first-choice striker, and he has become a fan favourite at Celtic Park having hit a hat-trick in the Old Firm derby against Rangers back in September.

Unfortunately for Celtic, much like Fraser Forster, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama before him, Dembele is now attracting Premier League interest, with Glasgow Live reporting earlier this week that Liverpool are prepared to make a £20m move for the striker.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring

Now, The Mirror claim that Liverpool could face competition for Dembele's signature, as Tottenham Hotspur are still believed to be tracking the French Under-21 international having failed to sign him in January.

As reported by Sky Sports, Tottenham had agreed a move for Dembele, and the striker even underwent a medical at White Hart Lane ahead of his move, but Spurs then refused to loan the striker back to Fulham for the remainder of last season, scuppering the deal.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Many Spurs fans have been ruing Tottenham's decision, as it cost them one of the top young strikers in Europe – but it seems that the Frenchman hasn't completely disappeared off Tottenham's radar.

It's claimed that Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino are 'monitoring Dembele's situation', and could rival Liverpool should they make a move to sign the Celtic hero in January in the hope of finally landing a long-term target.

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