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Tottenham ready to revive interest in Lloyd Kelly in January

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to revive their interest in Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly in the January window, as per journalist Alex Crook. 

Writing for talkSPORT, Crooks suggests that signing a centre-back is a priority for Ange Postecoglou and Kelly is high on the transfer list in January.

Spurs tried to sign him in the summer transfer window, and they had a bid in the region of £20m rejected by the Cherries.

Kelly has a contract at the club until 2024, and there could be a temptation for the Cherries to sell him. However, Crook says that Bournemouth are prepared to lose him for free than jeopardizing their survival chances by losing him in the middle of the season.

The former Bristol City is also admired by Newcastle United and Liverpool.

Tug of war?

Kelly has been with the Cherries since 2019 and has made over 115 appearances for the club. He is a fantastic defender and Spurs rate him highly.

The north London club will look to bolster their squad in January especially if they remain in the hunt for a top-four finish. They have made a solid start to the season and Postecoglou will need more quality players to close the gap with other Premier League rivals.

While Bournemouth will try their best to keep hold of Kelly, a move in January cannot be completely ruled out either, especially if Spurs or Liverpool come up with a tempting offer.

Liverpool will look to sign a new central defender with Joel Matip likely to be released following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season. The Reds may have other targets, but Jurgen Klopp could be interested in signing someone who has Premier League experience and has loads of talent.

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