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Mourinho eyes Militao as he looks to strengthen Spurs defence

Jose Mourinho is eyeing a loan move for out-of-favour Real Madrid defender Eder Militao as he looks to strengthen his Tottenham squad this month.

Mourinho is keen to add depth to his centre-back options with Davinson Sanchez having failed to convince as a deputy to first-choice duo Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld, whilst both Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga remain inexperienced at the highest level.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Spurs are targeting a move for Militao who has struggled to win favour at Real Madrid, the 22-year-old having found himself on the periphery this season, making just one league start.

The Brazil international has not featured since October and has failed to establish himself since signing for Los Blancos in a €50m deal from Porto in 2019, with the Spanish champions reportedly prepared to allow the defender to leave in search of first-team football.

Militao has operated at centre-back, right-back and in midfield and would add versatility and depth to the Spurs squad as they seek major silverware this season, the north London side currently fourth in the Premier League and through to the final of the Carabao Cup.

Should Militao head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month, he will be the third Real Madrid player to sign for Spurs within a year following deals for both Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale last summer.

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