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Tottenham round-up: Maximilian Philipp targeted; Burnley’s Andre Gray on wish-list; Rose ruled out until next season

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It was revealed on Tuesday afternoon that Tottenham left-back Danny Rose will miss the rest of the Premier League season after undergoing surgery on his knee.

The 26-year-old hasn’t featured for Mauricio Pochettino’s side since picking up the knock in January, and despite returning to training in recent weeks The Sun have said that surgery will rule him out until next year.

Rose had reportedly trained for ten days during his road to recovery, but after admitting that his knee still didn’t feel 100% Spurs decided to continue with surgery ahead of next season.

The England international has missed Tottenham’s last 13 Premier League matches, giving Welsh left-back Ben Davies an extended run in the side as Spurs ran Chelsea close in the title race.

Meanwhile, reports in Germany have alleged that Spurs boss Pochettino is keeping an eye on Freiburg forward Maximilian Philipp ahead of a potential move to White Hart Lane over the summer.

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According to Kicker, the Argentine is keen on adding a back-up striker to his ranks ahead of a sustained title challenge next year, and Philipp is a name at the top of his wish-list.

The 23-year-old has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, scoring nine times in all competitions and impressing numerous scouts – with fellow German side Leipzig reportedly interested too.

With Vincent Janssen struggling to impose himself in the Premier League during his first season in the top-flight, it is believed that Tottenham are looking for a more potent back-up to Harry Kane.

Yet, according to The Telegraph, Pochettino also has an interest in bringing in-form Burnley striker Andre Gray to North London next season after an impressive debut season in the Premier League.

Gray has scored nine times as Burnley avoided the drop back down to the Championship, and alongside Sam Vokes he has been an integral part of Sean Dyche’s side this year.

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The report claims that Premier League rivals Everton are also interested in signing the 25-year-old however, and Ronald Koeman is allegedly intent on securing his man over the summer.

Gray would prove to be a relatively cost-effective signing to act as a back-up to Harry Kane, but the lack of first-team football could put him off of a move to Tottenham.

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