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Report: Spurs set sights on international striker who Tuchel says 'always scores'

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly set their sights on Mauro Icardi, according to L’Equipe.

Carlos Vinicius has struggled on loan at Spurs, while Harry Kane’s future at the club remains subject to speculation amid purported interest from Europe’s biggest clubs.

And according to L’Equipe, the north Londoners are keeping tabs on Icardi as a potential replacement for the England captain.

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The Argentina international, who is contracted to Paris Saint-Germain until the summer of 2024, reportedly wants to leave the club in the summer.

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Icardi has registered 12 goals and six assists from 28 PSG appearances this season, while his overall tally in the French capital reads 60 games, 32 goals and 10 assists.

Prior to his move to France, the 28-year-old made 219 appearances for Inter Milan, netting 124 goals and notching up 28 assists.

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Icardi is a high-calibre striker with plenty of experience, four trophies to his name, and plaudits from the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.

“Anytime he’s on the pitch, he has the opportunity to score,” the former Spurs boss previously told BeIN Sports.

Meanwhile, the Chelsea boss is quoted by Football Italia as saying: “For me he’s a boy who’s never afraid, who always scores, who you can trust tactically, defensively.”

It would be difficult to replace the best striker in the world, but if Spurs are forced to bring someone new in, Icardi doesn’t seem like too bad a shout.

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