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Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to bring a striker in on loan before buying him on a permanent deal at a later date, Football London report.

Jose Mourinho has stressed Spurs’s need for a striker once again after their 1-0 defeat to Everton, but still no progress seems to have been made.

Football London suggest that any deal is some way off, with Spurs assessing a long list of targets in their bid to bring in a new number nine.

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Tottenham’s problem stems from the fact that they don’t have vast amounts of money to spend on new players.

Instead, Spurs are looking to do a deal which is effectively on a try before you buy basis.

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Tottenham would like to bringing in a forward on loan, with the option to make his deal a longer-term if he impresses.

Whether that will be possible still remains to be seen, but Daniel Levy’s plan is ideally not to spend a huge amount on a new forward in the near future.

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart

    Free

  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

In other news, Jamie Redknapp claims Tottenham duo looked frustrated during yesterday's game