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Tottenham Hotspur target Ibrahim Sangare doesn’t want to play for Toulouse during the remainder of the transfer window because he fears an injury would ruin his chances of a summer exit, according to Les Violets.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international won’t be involved in the Ligue 2 clash between Toulouse and Sochaux on Monday night.

And while it is a bout of sickness that has kept Sangare out of the squad, it seems the all-action midfielder would have been absent anyway.

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According to the reliable Les Violets, Sangare doesn’t want to play again until the window shuts in early October. He’s concerned a knock, niggle or something more serious could scupper his chances of leaving a club recently relegated from the French top flight.

Get French Football News reports Tottenham are interested, while Toulouse recently slashed Sangare’s price tag, allowing their star midfielder to leave for as little as £8 million (FootMercato).

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If Sunday’s anaemic Premier League defeat at home to a new-look Everton side is anything to go by, Jose Mourinho is crying out for a midfielder capable of snapping into challenges, switching the play and turning defence into attack with a burst of acceleration.

And Sangare, whose technical ability belies his fearsome 6ft 3in frame, has shades of a young Moussa Dembele about him.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart

    Free

  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

  4. Sergio Reguilon

    £25 million; Real Madrid

  5. Gareth Bale

    Loan; Real Madrid

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