Andros Townsend could open door for Tottenham to sign Demarai Gray

Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend (L) passes the ball as West Bromwich's Craig Dawson (R) defends during the third-place playoff match of the Premier League Asia Trophy football...

Tottenham are keen on Leicester winger - and former star could give them a boost.

Demarai Gray of Leicester looks on during the preseason friendly match between Leicester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach at The King Power Stadium on August 4, 2017 in Leicester, United...

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of signing Demarai Gray could get a boost from an unlikely source.

The Mail reported just under a month ago that Spurs are keen on the Leicester City winger, who is frustrated at not starting regularly for the Foxes.

Now their hopes could be re-ignited by their former player Andros Townsend.

Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend (L) passes the ball as West Bromwich's Craig Dawson (R) defends during the third-place playoff match of the Premier League Asia Trophy football...

The Sun report Leicester are plotting a move for the Crystal Palace ace, at a vastly inflated price of £27 million.

Leicester moving for Townsend appears a strange move when they have Gray waiting in the wings, but if they do push through a move for the winger, then it makes the England under-21 winger's prospects more difficult.

Gray is not the only Leicester City star who Tottenham are keen on.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

The Sun previously reported Spurs are interested in former player of the year Riyad Mahrez, and their move for Townsend indicates Leicester could be preparing for his departure.

Spurs have been slow in the transfer market this summer and are yet to sign an attacking player.

Either Mahrez or Gray would improve their options considerably, and Townsend moving to Leicester could open the door for a potential move for either.

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