Tottenham have made contact with Lyon star Moussa Dembele as they look to find cover for Harry Kane .
The English forward has been ruled out until April after it emerged that he will need surgery on his hamstring, in a massive blow to their top four hopes.
It has left Jose Mourinho desperate for a new striker and Starsport understands Dembele has been made No. 1 priority.
But they will have to wrestle with Chelsea over his signature, who have been chasing the Frenchman all January.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has insisted his main man is going nowhere but the Blues have persevered.
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However, the news of Spurs entering the race will hinder their chances with Dembele’s price likely to skyrocket.
Frank Lampard has been desperate to alleviate some of the pressure on Tammy Abraham, who is first-choice striker at Stamford Bridge.
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There remains doubts over Olivier Giroud’s future as well, who has been targeted by Inter Milan, Aston Villa and Bordeaux.
But Kane’s injury has taken precedent in north London, with club owner Daniel Levy ready to splash the cash to claw themselves back into the top four of the Premier League .
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Tottenham are six points behind Chelsea and without their top goalscorer their chances are now looking bleak.
A statement from the club read: “Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
“The striker suffered the injury during our Premier League fixture against Southampton last week and specialists have advised surgery after further review of the injury.
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