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Tottenham ‘open talks’ with Leicester City winger Demarai Gray

Tottenham Hotspur have ‘opened talks’ with Leicester City winger Demarai Gray.

According to Football Insider, Spurs have been keen on Gray for some time and they are now ready to pull the trigger.

The report claims Jose Mourinho has already spoken to Gray personally and that preliminary talks over a deal are underway.

Gray is said to be open to a move to North London having failed to get regular minutes at the King Power Stadium.

The 24-year-old winger has just one year remaining on his City contract and if he is not going to pen a new deal, it is likely the Foxes will want a transfer fee for him before he is able to leave for free next summer.

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Gray, who arrived at the King Power Stadium in 2016, made 21 league appearances last season, but he started just three times.

Brendan Rodgers preferred Ayoze Perez on the right-hand side for the most part with Harvey Barnes preferred on the left.

Like City, Spurs will play in the Europa League next season and it seems Mourinho is keen to strengthen his squad.

Gray could be part of that process, but it will come down to whether Rodgers is happy for the winger to leave.

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“He’s obviously a player we want to keep,” Rodgers said in June. “When he’s focused and concentrated, and then plays to that level (of his substitute performance against Watford), you see the impact he has.

“He’s got wonderful talent. He can dribble, he can do everything. With Demarai, it’s always been about that end product, creating goals and assisting goals on a regular basis, and then working with an intensity to fit in with the structure of the team.

“I really enjoy working with him, he’s a good guy, loves his football, and wants to improve.

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