Date: 25th November 2015 at 5:14pm
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Sunderland are reportedly hopeful of beating Tottenham to the signing of French midfielder Nils Bouekou.

The Premier League duo, who sit 18th and fifth in the current standings respectively, are battling it out for the Auxerre midfielder’s signature ahead of the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old’s, who only joined the Ligue 2 outfit from Paris FC last summer, initial contract at the club expires at the end of this season, tempting potential suitors to made an approach for a pre-contract deal over the New Year.

Local media reports suggest Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats have already offered Bouekou a contract offer, although Spurs are likely to at least match their rivals’ approach for the winger, who has scored once in seven league games this season.

 
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