Striker race hots up
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Spurs have joined the race to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo who looks set to leave Spain in the summer.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is said to be very keen as he has worries up front, with Emmanuel Adebayor's future uncertain after a largely indifferent season since signing on a permanent basis from Manchester City, leaving just Jermain Defoe as the lone frontman.
Spanish international Negredo has bagged 20 times in 30 appearances for Sevilla this season but they face financial worries and may be forced to sell in the summer.
Villas-Boas faces a major battle for the striker as there are plenty of other interested parties, led by Everton boss David Moyes who apparently also has Negredo at the top of his list.
Moyes almost landed the striker in January but the deal just failed to materialise so he is set to move again in the summer, although uncertainty over his own position at Everton may be an advantage to Spurs.