TARIQ LAMPTEY is emerging as a key target for Tottenham.
But boss Antonio Conte may have to wait until the summer to land the £50million-rated starlet.
Lamptey, 21, has come back with a bang after spending the majority of 2021 out with a hamstring problem.
The former Chelsea academy product has shown no signs of the setback impacting his development.
And he has impressed during his 12 Brighton appearances this season.
Surprisingly, Chelsea did not include a buy-back clause when they sold Sterling to Brighton.
However, it has been reported that the Blues would get a portion of any fee the Seagulls receive.
Spurs are open to allowing Matt Doherty leave this window, with a possible loan switch back to Wolves on the card.
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Wanderers sold the 29-year-old right-back to Tottenham for £15m two years ago.
But he has struggled in North London and has not started a single Premier League game this term.
Conte is a fan of England Under-21 star Lamptey, who has also drawn covetous glances from Arsenal.
Lamptey joined from Chelsea for around £3m in 2020.
But such has been his progression under Graham Potter that Albion would be looking for a similar fee to the £50m they received for Ben White from Arsenal in the summer.
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