Spurs in Govou hunt

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Tottenham are exploring the possibility of bringing Lyon forward Sidney Govou to White Hart Lane.

The French champions are prepared to allow the 26-year-old to leave if the deal is right for the club and Govou has a long-standing ambition to play in England.

"There has been no contact from Tottenham but I know that they watched him in Auxerre at the weekend," agent Frederic Guerra told skysports.com.

"If Tottenham, Liverpool or Newcastle want Sidney they will have to contact me before the deadline, otherwise he will stay at Lyon.

"He has three years left on his contract and he can stay at Lyon."

Spurs scouts were at Auxerre on Sunday to watch the wide man and the home side's Benjani.  

Newcastle, Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with Govou in the past and Everton reportedly tried to set up a deal that was dependent on their qualification for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool chief Rafa Benitez is an admirer of the player and would like a new right winger in his squad while former Gunner Gilles Grimandi has reportedly been monitoring his progress for Arsene Wenger.

Lyon's capture of Cruzeiro's Fred has facilitated a deal for Govou and developments are expected in the next 48 hours.