Chelsea, three others interested in Spurs' Serie A striker target

Tom Dulat

Matej Vydra is garnering interest from Chelsea and Tottenham ... as well as Everton, Sunderland and Norwich.

File this under "no one knows how good this guy is" much like the Thomas Ince rumors. According to Italian publication Tutto Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur are just one of five Premier League clubs who are interested in Udinese striker Matej Vydra. Chelsea, Everton, Sunderland and Norwich are the others. They also claim that he would be open to a move to Germany, with Wolfsburg and Freiburg the most likely teams for him to move to,

If you're unfamiliar with Vydra, he spent last season in the Championship on loan to Watford, which is owned by Giampaolo Pozzo, the same guy who owns Udinese and Granada. He had an absolute stunning first half of the season, but fell off considerably in the second half. He also played in a two-striker formation, next to big target man Troy Deeney.

He's pretty much a pure poacher, and almost certainly not the answer to Tottenham's striking woes. If Spurs really are interested -- and with that random list of clubs provided, this seems pretty out there -- he'd probably just be a replacement for Jermain Defoe on cheaper wages if Defoe leaves this summer. Vydra's not the line-leading forward that Spurs need.

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