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Tottenham are set to end their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha after learning Crystal Palace value the winger at £70 million, according to the London Evening Standard.

After signing a new five-year contract last month, Mauricio Pochettino has apparently been handed increased transfer funds to overhaul his squad this summer.

A new attacker is believed to be on Spurs’ shortlist, and Pochettino has been an admirer of Zaha for some time.

However, the Standard claims Tottenham have been put off by the £70 million price tag Palace have slapped on their prize asset.

The Eagles will now prepare to offer Zaha a new contract that will see the 25-year-old remain at Selhurst Park for the foreseeable future.

The news comes after reports claimed Spurs have also ended their interest in Ajax teenager Matthijs de Ligt, who had been mooted as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

Along with Mousa Dembele, Alderweireld is expected to leave the club this summer after failing to agree terms on a new contract.

None of Tottenham’s key attacking players are expected to depart before the start of next season, so a new forward arguably isn’t a priority.

However, Spurs need to provide Harry Kane with capable cover and competition – the search for a player who can do that is likely to continue.

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  1. What Levy has just worked out how much it would cost to sign him, we’re linked with all the top players but we won’t buy them. Levy only shops at the bargain basement shop.

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