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Tottenham are considering a January move for AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko, according to the Mirror.

Dzeko joined Roma from Manchester City in the summer of 2015. He enjoyed a stellar campaign in 2016/17, scoring 39 goals across all competitions, and has since taken his Roma total up to 95 goals in just under 200 appearances.

The Mirror claims Jose Mourinho has sent scouts to watch Dzeko with a view to recruiting the Bosnian in the January transfer window. Spurs are said to be looking for reliable back-up for Harry Kane, who scored twice against Burnley on Saturday.

The Londoners have lacked a deputy centre-forward since Fernando Llorente left for Napoli in the summer. They have also been linked with Marouane Fellaini, who could play a similar role, but as an out-and-out striker Dzeko would surely be the more sensible option.

It is believed Mourinho wants to make sure Tottenham are prepared for a scenario in which Kane could pick up an injury like last season. Llorente helped the Londoners reach the Champions League final in Kane’s absence with vital contributions against Manchester City and Ajax.

Dzeko would certainly be a useful addition to the squad, but questions will be raised over whether he will be happy with a lack of game time at Spurs.

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  1. Hopefully this is only speculation.Granted Dzeko is a fine striker who will get you goals at every level,but his arrival would only stop Parrott’s development and 1st team chances.
    In Parrott, we have a rare gem here and I see large problems in the years to come accommodating both Kane and Parrott in the starting line up; mind you a lovely problem to have.
    In the meanwhile we have to give home as much game time as possible, and buying a another striker would only hamper this.

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