Should Tottenham Hotspur revisit Keita Balde interest as Malcom alternative?

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the SS Lazio Training Session on August 12, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The Monaco forward has reportedly been made available only six months after joining from Lazio.

Monaco's Spanish forward Keita Balde celebrates after scoring during the french L1 football match Monaco(ASM) vs Stade Rennais FC on December 20,2017 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco.

The Mirror is reporting that both Arsenal and Liverpool are keeping tabs on Keita Balde after Monaco made the forward available at the right price.

Balde only moved to the principality outfit in a £30m deal from Lazio last summer but Monaco may be happy to sell for a decent profit, according to The Mirror.

While the Premier League duo have previously prioritised his teammate Thomas Lemar, it is Tottenham Hotsur who have a long-standing interest in Balde.

Thomas Lemar of Monaco  during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between AS Monaco v Juventus at Stade Louis II on May 3, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.

As The Mirror details, Spurs wanted to sign the 22-year-old, who has five goals and nine assists in 24 appearances for Monaco, before he left for Ligue 1.

Tottenham appear to still be intent on strengthening in this area as they chase Brazilians Malcom from Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura.

Sky Sports understands that talks are underway over a transfer for Moura, but that Bordeaux are refusing to lower their £45m valuation of 20-year-old Malcom.

Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom prepares to shoot a penalty kick  during  the French L1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Lyon (OL) on January 28, 2018, at the Matmut...

If Tottenham do feel that price for the youngster represents risky business, Balde would be a more certain alternative having also proven himself in Serie A.

In his final season at Lazio, Balde scored 16 goals in 31 games, and also offers more versatility than Malcom as he can play as a striker as well as a winger.

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