PSV and Belgium winger Dries Mertens is attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham are eyeing a Janurary swoop for PSV winger Dries Mertens, according to reports.

The 25-year-old Belgian, who can play on either flank, joined the Dutch giants in June 2011 and has proved an instant hit scoring 25 goals in 38 appearances for the club.

And his recent form, which has seen him rack up four goals and an assist in his last two games, has put Spurs on alert.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen to add another wide player to his squad to provide cover and competition for established wingers Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale.

Also on the Spurs coach's radar are Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and Spartak Moscow's Willian, who Daniel Levy tried to recruit in the summer.

But Mertens' relentless form, together with his reasonable price tag of €13m, may well move him to the top of Tottenham's January wishlist.

Were he to join the north London club, Mertens would link up with Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen who recently voiced his delight with life at White Hart Lane and would surely encourage any potential move.

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