Tottenham target Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast strike partner Seydou Doumbia

01 December 2009 08:19
According to the Mirror, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been monitoring the 21-year-old's progress and had club scouts watching him when he scored for Young Boys in their 2-0 win over Basle at the weekend.

Doumbia is widely expected to partner Didier Drogba up front for his country at next summer's World Cup - a prospect which has resulted in Tottenham being one of a number of big name clubs to show an interest in him.

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"He will remain at Bern until June… I had already said this last summer and nobody believed me," said Jean-Bernard Beytrison.

Young Boys head coach Alain Baumann has also moved to set the record straight saying: "We have resisted some huge proposals…and we'll do it again this winter. We want to win the title and we need to have Seydou."

Source: Telegraph