Mourinho to play role in Tau future?

English Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho could play a key role in the future of Percy Tau as the January transfer window approaches.

Mourinho made a surprise return to the Premier League last month as the successor of Mauricio Pochettino and has made an immediate impact with four wins in six games at Spurs.

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And with less than three weeks remaining before the mid-season window opens, several players have been linked with moves to the London-based outfit as 'The Special One' looks to reinforce his squad.

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Reports surfacing in Turkish media suggest that Vedat Muriqi, the towering striker of Fenerbahçe will be his first act in the market as a 'bargain-buy' to compete with Harry Kane for the centre-forward role.

According to Milliyet, the 25-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 11 Super Liga games this season is available in a cut-price £18m deal and Mourinho has offered the green-light of securing his services.

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With the loss of their attacking talisman, it's been suggested the 19-time league champions have identified Tau as one of their main targets to replace Kosovo international.

Tau, 25, has been used as a rotational option at Club Brugge in recent weeks due to the fierce competition for a place in the starting XI.

However, it remains to be seen if the Belgian giants will be willing to allow him to end his season-long loan from Brighton prematurely, as they remain competing for domestic honours and the UEFA Europa League.