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Tottenham target Patrick Cutrone could be perfect Harry Kane understudy

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Tottenham target Patrick Cutrone could be perfect Harry Kane understudy

Tottenham and Chelsea could reportedly battle over the signing of AC Milan centre-forward Patrick Cutrone.

According to the Sun, the 20-year-old is being eyed by Chelsea ahead of a January switch, as they search for a replacement to Alvaro Morata in attack.

But the report details that the Blues would be battling Spurs for the highly-rated Italian striker.

It is understood that Cutrone is likely to cost around £25million in January and that could turn out to be a bargain signing for either Premier League club.

 

Spurs need to try jump to the front of the queue for the Milan forward, as he could be the answer to the North London club’s long-term problem in attack.

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Manager Mauricio Pochettino has been looking for for the perfect understudy to talisman Harry Kane, but both Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente have failed to fill the void as a second striker in recent years.

But upcoming youngster Cutrone is a centre-forward built in a similar style to Kane and could be the perfect player for Pochettino to develop.

Cutrone netted 18 goals across all competitions last season for Milan to highlight his vast potential and has started the new campaign in great touch too, scoring three times in six games.

He looks like he could be built for the Premier League and would make a fine back-up option to Kane, who can’t be asked to play in every single match.

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