Tottenham Hotspur to turn to Luke Shaw?

Luke Shaw of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013
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Luke Shaw is reportedly a transfer target of Tottenham Hotspur, but only if the North Londoners fail to sign Fabio Coentrao.

Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly make a move for Southampton full-back Luke Shaw if they fail in their January pursuit of Fabio Coentrao.

Speculation has suggested that Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas tried to sign Real Madrid's Coentrao during the summer and he is believed to be keen to make another bid for the Portuguese left-back this winter.

However, should that move fall through, then Villas-Boas has identified Shaw as an alternative option, according to the London Evening Standard.

The report went on to claim that Southampton would not consider anything less than £10m for the 18-year-old, who has risen through the ranks at the St Mary's Stadium.

The last player Spurs purchased from the Saints was Gareth Bale back in 2007.

Fabio Coentrao of Real Madrid looks on during a pre season friendly match between AFC Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
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