Tottenham rival Newcastle for Bayer Leverkusen striker Eren Derdiyok

Bayer Leverkusen striker Eren Derdiyok is the subject of major Premier League interest. The Sun says Tottenham are battling it out with Newcastle United and Udinese for Derdiyok.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Eren Derdiyok is the subject of major Premier League interest.

The Sun says Tottenham are battling it out with Newcastle United and Udinese for Derdiyok.

The £7.5million-rated Swiss star, 23, was watched by Spurs scouts in a recent 3-1 win over Wolfsburg and scored with an overhead kick.

He is seen as the perfect replacement for Roman Pavlyuchenko, who looks set to leave in January.

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