TOTTENHAM are set to raid rivals Bournemouth for Lloyd Kelly again as they await Micky van de Ven's return, a report claims.
Ange Postecoglou is set to replace the left-back as the Dutchman has been ruled out with a hamstring injury until 2024.
Postecoglou is desperate to find a defensive replacement as their summer signing Van de Ven pulled up with a serious-looking hamstring injury in Monday's 4-1 defeat to Chelsea.
The Dutch international is set for a scan once the swelling has gone down before the club decides on his expected return.
Meanwhile, Spurs centre-back Cristian Romero is suspended for the next three games after being shown the red card.
This has left the Aussie with Eric Dier and 18-year-old Ashley Phillips as his defensive options.
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According to the Standard, Tottenham are set to reignite their interest in Kelly who was a deadline day target in the summer.
The North London club saw a £20million bid turned down by Premier League rivals Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old is out of contract next summer and should be available at a discounted price.
Spurs coach Matt Wells who looks after the first team's defensive players worked with Kelly at Bournemouth and the report claims he is understood to be "an admirer" of the star.
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The left-footed former England Under-21 international can cover left-back and seems like a great fit for Posteceoglou's side.
Kelly joined Bournemouth from Bristol City in a £13million switch in 2019.
And he has since played 124 times for the Cherries, helping them to promotion from the Championship in 2022.
But to pave the way for the centre-back Spurs are hoping to cash in on Dier in the January transfer window – who has appeared just one this term.
This is despite the 29-year-old delivering an impressive performance against the Blues, in which he unluckily had a goal disallowed by VAR for being offside.
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