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Nikica Jelavic in race to Tottenham from Rangers

Tottenham have entered the race to sign Rangers forward Nikica Jelavic from Scottish giants Rangers.

The Scots have put a £7m price tag on the head of their top-scorer and Redknapp is willing to make a move for the player after cooling interest in Huddersfield stiker Jordan Rhodes.

The move has also been triggered by Spurs forward Jermaine Defoe reportedly admitting he wants to leave the club this month, therefore Redknapp needs a replacement and is rumoured to be a huge admirer of the graceful yet dominant Rangers front-man.

Redknapp has openly said that he isn’t looking to do much business in the transfer market this January but would be open to the idea of signing someone who would improve his club’s chance of winning the Premier League title.

Jelavic is certainly that and would provide great competition in the forward line with Emmanuel Adebayor, who has looked out of sorts in recent weeks.

Jelavic moved to Rangers from Rapid Vienna in 2010 in a £4million move and has been inspirational for the Gers, scoring 30 goals in 45 appearances.

His agent is keen on moving his player a long as quick as possible in order to maximise his potential which would be severely tested in the English Premier League rather than the Scottish.

Other clubs have also shown an interest, including West Ham United, who apparently held talks with the Rangers board this weekend to discuss the transfer but with the offer from Spurs likely to come it will surely blow any chances of the Championship leaders getting their man.

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