Spurs want Spaniard to join for the remainder of the season.
Tottenham are ready to make their interest in Real Madrid forward Jose Callejon concrete this month and are readying a loan bid for the Spaniard, fanatix has learnt.
As revealed by fanatix last month, Spurs asked their strategic partners Real to keep them informed of Callejon’s availability at the beginning of December – with Liverpool eyeing the 25-year-old as a possible alternative to Daniel Sturridge – and the Spaniards have told Spurs the player can leave on loan this month.
Callejon has been used mainly as a sub by Real boss Jose Mourinho this season, starting just seven matches in La Liga so far.
But the former Espanyol star has impressed in his cameos and boasts two Champions League goals to his name.
Callejon can play on the right wing or as a central striker and his versatility interests Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, who lacks cover for wingers Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale and striker Jermain Defoe, particularly while Emmanuel Adebayor is at the African Cup of Nations with Togo.
It is understood that Callejon is willing to join Tottenham for the remainder of the season but a deal is yet to ironed out, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reluctant to pay a hefty fee to bring the player to White Hart Lane.
Spurs and Real signed a strategic partnership in August, following Luka Modric’s £30m switch to the Spanish capital, but the clubs are yet to do any business in the transfer market.
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s own Spanish winger Iago Falque remains a loan target for Swansea City.
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