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Tottenham have emerged as shock contenders for the signature of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

The title-chasing Londoners are desperate to add more firepower to a team who have scored the fewest goals of any of the top five.

Spurs interest is strong enough that they have already spoken with officials at the Etihad Stadium over a £20million move for the Argentine.

Tevez, who is currently back in his homeland allegedly without permission from City, hasn’t featured for the Premier League leaders since late September when he was accused by Roberto Mancini of refusing to come on as a second half substitute in a Champions League match.

Serie A giants AC Milan have been the most vocal in their pursuit of the player, claiming to have agreed terms with him but not City over a loan deal, while Italian rivals Juventus have also stated an interest.

Most recently, though, Paris St Germain boldly announced to have agreed a £21m transfer with the club.

But now it seems Tottenham are ready to usurp the rest of Europe’s big guns, with Emmanuel Adebayor only in on loan, and Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko angling for moves.

A source close to the talks told The Sun: ‘People at Tottenham reckon a deal like this could be bigger than anything since they signed Jurgen Klinsmann.

‘There’s definite interest. The big stumbling block could be whether or not City are prepared to do business with a team now regarded as one of their rivals for the title.’

The north London club will have to overcome a number of obstacles if they are to pull off what would be the most surprising transfer coup of the January transfer window, namely Tevez’s £200,000-a-week wages.

There is also the small issue of convincing the player he has a future in England despite him often commenting it is the distance from his family, as well as the cultural opposites from his homeland, that have forced him to request a move.

But the insider added: ‘There are some who reckon Tevez signing would pretty much guarantee Champions League football and that it would be worth the investment.’

Source: DailyMail

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