Spurs strike target keen on summer move

Reported Spurs target Max Kruse is understood to have handed in a transfer request at Wolfsburg.

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Manager Mauricio Pochettino has outlined his desire to do his business quickly this summer in order to ensure his squad are ready for the start of the new season and Kruse’s desire to leave Wolfburg could prompt a move from White Hart Lane.

The 28-year-old forward only joined Wolfsburg last summer in a 12million euro move from Borussia Monchengladbach but, after an indifferent campaign, during which he scored just six goals in 36 Bundesliga outings, German outlet Kicker say he has handed in a transfer request.

The report states Kruse is keen on a move abroad and Spurs are believed to have had a long-term interest in the forward.

Kruse, who managed 23 goals in 66 Bundesliga appearances during his time with Gladbach, could be available for a similar fee to the 12million euros (£9.5m) Wolfsburg paid last summer.

Kruse’s transfer request at Wolfsburg could have further repercussions in regards to Spurs’ transfer hopes this summer.

Pochettino is keen to strengthen his attacking options before the start of the season and has also been linked with a move for Vincent Janssen,but Wolfsburg have now been linked with the AZ Alkmaar star, potentially as a replacement for Kruse.

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