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Tottenham weigh up 10m January move for Ivory Coast star Doumbia

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01 Dec 2009 14:58:49

Tottenham weigh up 10m January move for Ivory Coast star Doumbia

Tottenham are planning to launch a £10million bid for Ivory Coast star Seydou Doumbia. The 21-year-old striker is being tipped to partner Didier Drogba at next summer's World Cup finals. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp had Doumbia watched on Sunday, when he scored for Young Boys of Berne in a 2-0 win over Basle. Pure delight: Seydou Doumbia celebrates after scoring for the Ivory Coast against Germany last month The Londoners face competition from Rubin Kazan and CSKA Moscow for Doumbia, according to the Mirror. He has already scored 16 goals this season, helping Young Boys to top the Swiss league. Rubin and CSKA have already had £8m bids for the player rejected. Doumbia,who scored against Germany last month in his first full start for IvoryCoast, would reportedly prefer the Premier League to Russian football. Tottenham bound? Seydou Doumbia in action recently for Young Boys against Neuchatel Xamax A number of other English clubs have been linked with the striker, including Fulham, Stoke, and Wigan. However, his agent Jean-Bernard Beytrison said: 'He will remain at Bern untilJune. I had already said this last summer and nobody believed me." Alain Baumann, manager of Young Boys, added: 'We have resisted some huge proposals and we'll do it againthis winter. We want to win the title and we need to have Seydou.'  Defoe on a mission to cancel out Wembley woe as Spurs face Man UnitedTottenham are better off in the Champions League than winning the 'feel-good-for-a-day' League Cup, insists Harry RedknappTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC


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