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3 Deals That Spurs Are Almost Certain To Complete On Transfer Deadline Day

Spurs have already completed the signing of Serge Aurier on transfer deadline day, but their business is surely not over. Here are three deals that they look set to complete before the 11pm deadline.

Fernando Llorente

Spurs have had a bid accepted for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, and the striker has reportedly had a medical in North London ahead of a dramatic deadline day move.

Chelsea have been in talks with the Welsh club for a large part of the summer regarding a potential deal involving Llorente, but an agreement has not been reached. Tottenham’s accepted bid is believed to be worth around about £15m as they look to provide sufficient backup for Harry Kane.

The deal is ready to be completed at any moment. However, there is just one thing holding the announcement back. Swansea are keen to find a replacement before they sanction any move away for Llorente. They look close to resigning Wilfred Bony, but are holding back any sale of the Spaniard just in case the Bony deal falls through.

If You Can’t Beat Him, Sign Him: Spurs In Race For Former European Opponent

With Tim Sherwood in charge, Tottenham exited the Europa League in Benfica in 2014, despite staging a late comeback in Lisbon to throw the tie’s outcome into doubt through two late Nacer Chadli goals. Remember Andre Gomes from that game? Well, Spurs are now in the race to sign him. 

The midfielder now plays his football at Barcelona, and is now being made available for a season-long loan by the European giants. Spurs have reportedly shown an interest in Gomes with West Ham also ready to take 24-year-old on loan.

The former Benfica man is reportedly on £80,000-per-week, which would fit in nicely within Tottenham’s fair, but much criticised wage structure. Reports suggest that Gomes favours a move to North London. Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of Gomes and would love to see him come through the door at Spurs on transfer deadline day.

Spurs have already brought in Serge Aurier on transfer deadline day from PSG for a fee of £23m, and are close to completing a deal for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente that could be worth up to £15m. However, Spurs are not finished yet and could add to their deadline day business with the signing of Gomes.

Gomes predominantly plays in the middle of the park and can play in defensive midfield, acting as a playmaker in a deeper role, or he can play further up behind the striker.

Squad depth will be key to Mauricio Pochettino this season as his side adapts to playing at Wembley Stadium. The Argentine boss will have to juggle the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and the FA Cup over the course of this season and will be keen to add numbers to his squad before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight.

4.30pm Update: Latest News On Llorente, Barkley, Janssen & Gaitan

There are just six-and-a-half hours left in the summer transfer window. Here is an update on the latest deadline day news surrounding Tottenham Hotspur and four players linked with moves to and away from the club.

Fernando Llorente

Surely this move will be completed in only a matter of time. Spurs have reportedly agreed a fee of around £15m for the striker and are edging closer to landing their man. The latest development in this transfer story is that the Spaniard arrived at Spurs for a medical with Mauricio Pochettino talking him into a move to Spurs.

If the Lilywhites were to complete this deal they would have snatched their target from under the noses of Chelsea, who have made Llorente one of their key targets over the course of the summer transfer window. Expect this one to go through before the 11pm deadline.

Ross Barkley

The future of Ross Barkley has been uncertain for quite some time now. We brought to you the story that Spurs could become embroiled in a deadline day bidding war for the services of the Englishman. However, since then we have heard from Sky Sources that Spurs have no interest in signing Barkley in this transfer window.

The Everton midfielder has picked up an injury that is expected to keep him out of action until November possibly, so it is believed that Spurs may wait at least until January to make their move. Arsenal and Chelsea are also reportedly interested after the champions had a £25m rejected for the attacking midfielder. Where will he end up this evening?

Vincent Janssen

With the move of Fernando Llorente edging ever closer, that deal could spell the end at Spurs for the struggling Dutch striker Vincent Janssen. The front man has been left frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities and his lack of goals last season.

Janssen scored six times in all competitions last season, just two of those goals coming from open play. Despite his poor goalscoring record in England, West Brom and Stoke are interested in signing the striker on deadline day. It may surprise you to read that Spurs could make a profit on this deal, a West Brom bid could be worth as much at £23m, according to the Sun.

Nico Gaitan

According to reports, Atletico Madrid have offered Tottenham their winger Nico Gaitan. They believe that the 29-year-old’s future lies away from Madrid, and have offered him to Spurs as well as West Ham. Watford are also reportedly weighing up a move for Gaitan this evening.

Spurs have made four signings so far this summer, but none of them have strengthened their attacking ranks. Fernando Llorente will bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s striking options if he joins, but Spurs will still be keen to strengthen their creativity. Could Gaitan be their man?

Daniel Levy About To Work His Magic In Potential £23m Deal?

Vincent Janssen appears to be a man no longer wanted at Tottenham…

Vincent Janssen arrived from AZ Alkmaar last season for a fee of £17m with high hopes of succeeding in the Premier League. However, his debut season in English football has not gone to plan. The Dutchman netted just once from open play last season in the league in what was a goalscoring nightmare for Janssen.

He was drafted in last summer to provide backup for Harry Kane, and understood that he would receive limited chances in the first team with the prolific nature of first choice striker Kane. On the other hand, he would have expected more playing time than he has received under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The striker admitted that he is unhappy with his situation at Spurs and would ideally like to be given more of an opportunity to prove his worth to the manager and the Tottenham faithful. Well, if he was unhappy a couple of days ago, then he will be distraught on deadline day.

It seems that Spurs have lined up a replacement for him in the form of Fernando Llorente. The Lilywhites have had a bid of around £15m accepted for the Swansea City striker, he could complete his move to Tottenham later today.

This deal could trigger Janssen’s exit from Spurs, who is currently on international duty with the Netherlands, preparing for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against France. Whether he is in the knowledge that he could be on the verge of a move away from Spurs is anybody’s guess.

West Brom and Stoke are reportedly interested in Janssen and could end up paying top dollar for the Spurs misfit’s services. The Sun report that West Brom are ready to offer £23m for the Dutchman. Daniel Levy has a record for making clubs pay over the odds for Spurs deadwood. Could he have played yet another blinder here?

Spurs Miss Out On Target As He Completes Deadline Day Move Away

Divock Origi has completed his loan move from Liverpool to Wolfsburg, ending any chance that Tottenham could have made a move for the striker on deadline day. 

This summer, Spurs have been on the lookout for backup to Harry Kane, but have yet to bring in a new striker in this transfer window. The Lilywhites brought in AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen for £17m last year in the hope that he would provide sufficient backup for Spurs’ main striker.

However, the Dutchman failed to hit the ground running at White Hart Lane, netting just once from open play, failing to live up to his billing. He could complete a deadline day move away to either Stoke or West Brom in a deal that could be worth up to £23m, surprisingly a £6m profit on what Daniel Levy paid a year ago.

Divock Origi has found first team minutes hard to come by under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, and is desperate to play more football with a World Cup coming up next summer. He is likely to get more game time in the Bundesliga and will be looking to rediscover his goalscoring form. Origi didn’t even make the bench in the 4-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
Origi’s father had hinted that the striker could have joined Tottenham in this summer transfer window, but all hope of that deal going through has been ended with his move to Wolfburg. Spurs had been linked with a move for the Belgian front man after his father’s comments.

It appears that Spurs knew the deal was highly unlikely for quite some time as they have had a bid of around £15m accepted for Fernando Llorente from Swansea City. The deal should go through if Wilfred Bony returns to the Liverty Stadium, a move which is looking increasingly likely as the day goes on.

Spurs Set To Enter Bidding War With London Rivals For Premier League Star

Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in signing Ross Barkley from Everton on transfer deadline day, which could spark a late bidding war as all three clubs look to land their man. 

Chelsea have already had a £25m rebuffed by the Toffees, who are thought to be holding out for at least £30m. The Premier League champions will be desperate to get somebody through the door before the transfer deadline, having missed out on a number of key targets.

Recently, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for Liverpool after he rejected a move to Chelsea from Arsenal. To rub salt in the wounds, Spurs are set to steal Swansea striker Fernando Llorente from under their noses. Antonio Conte will be largely unimpressed by the events of the last couple of days, and will be hoping that Chelsea can land Barkley.

Arsenal on the other hand have declared they have no interest in Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, and will be looking to add another creative player to their ranks before the 11pm deadline tonight. Ross Barkley could prove to be a prime target before tonight’s deadline according to reports. They may well lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City and might be looking for a new playmaker to replace him.

Spurs have been interested in Barkley all summer if you believe various reports and might be leaving it late to make a bid for one of their man targets. Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer of the attacking-midfielder and has been pushing Daniel Levy to make a move. Ronald Koeman has been undecided all summer whether the Englishman will leave Goodison Park or not.

With all three London rivals interested in the Everton midfielder, the Toffees could well get their full asking price for Barkley. The closer this transfer saga drags on up until the deadline, the more desperate clubs will be to get a new playmaker through the door and the bids could get higher and higher.

Where will Barkley end up at the 11pm deadline tonight?

1pm Spurs Transfer Update: Aurier, Llorente, Gray, Janssen, Barkley

Tottenham look like they will be busy today and we’ve accumulated all the latest stories to give you a transfer update as of 1pm on transfer deadline day. 10 hours to go…

Serge Aurier

Is officially a Tottenham player! The club announced the news on their official Twitter page around 30 minutes ago. Aurier is going to be Kyle Walker’s replacement at the club, so overall it’s very good for Tottenham to get this one done.

Demerai Gray

Leicester City appear reluctant to part with Gray today and have turned down a £25million bid from Bournemouth on deadline day. Tottenham have also been heavily linked with a move, but it seems a bid in excess of £30million would be needed for Leicester to part with Gray. Tottenham are reportedly ahead of Bournemouth in the race to sign Gray though, so this is certainly one worth keeping your eyes on as the day develops.

Fernando Llorente

Chelsea and Tottenham remain locked in a battle to sign Llorente today. Tottenham have agreed a fee with Swansea, but the problem now lies in agreeing a contract with the Spanish forward. Llorente would give Tottenham something they don’t have currently in attack, and would provide a brilliant alternative attacking option to Kane, but is he prepared to play second fiddle to the Englishman? You’ve got to hedge your bets today as to what exactly will happen. You can do so at Grande Vegas mobile casino if Deadline Day is boring you!

Vincent Janssen

If Llorente arrives then you can expect Janssen to be on his way. West Brom are interested in a £25million deal. Incredibly, Tottenham look set to make a profit on Janssen if he was to leave. This would be a masterstroke by Levy considering the players form in his debut season at the club.

Ross Barkley

Who knows where Barkley will end up today? There are no significant developments on this one but Barkley remains likely to leave today with several Premier League clubs interested in his services. The player is currently injured and that currently complicates any move. Chelsea are favorites but no club currently appears willing to meet Everton’s £30million+ valuation for Barkley, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

3 Players That Tottenham Simply Must Target On Transfer Deadline Day

Spurs have been in the news already on transfer deadline day as they look to complete the signings of Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente. Here are three other players that Spurs need to target to make it a very successful transfer deadline day.

1) Demarai Gray

Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is absolutely desperate to play more first team football. Could a move to Spurs be a perfect escape from the King Power Stadium.

First team minutes have been few and far between for Gray under Craig Shakespare and Spurs reportedly entered the race for the winger last week. Bournemouth have already seen a £25m bid for Gray rejected on deadline day according to Sky Sources, so it will take a bid upwards of that to tempt Leicester into selling up.

Leicester do not want to sell at this moment in time and following rejecting that £25m bid from the Cherries, the Foxes are readying a new bumper contract to offer Gray, who is currently on international duty with the U-21s.

With the Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and later on in the season, the FA Cup, Spurs have plenty of competitions to juggle, which could present plenty of chances for Demarai Gray to get some first team minutes under his belt.

Spurs Eye Move For Free-Scoring Sensation If Llorente Deal Falls Through

If Spurs’ attempts to sign Fernando Llorente do not pay off, they could sign young free-scoring sensation Moussa Dembele to provide competition for Harry Kane. 

Tottenham, like many other Premier League clubs last summer, were interested in securing the striker’s services, but he chose to move to Scottish Champions Celtic, where he has proved to be a revelation, scoring on 32 occasions last season alone.

Following a sensational season in the Scottish Premiership, Mauricio Pochettino has reignited his interest in the striker. French football journalist Manu Lonjon claimed on Twitter that Spurs and Dembele representitives have held talks twice over a potential late move to North London.

The lack of competition for Harry Kane became evident last summer, so Spurs drafted in Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for £17m to provide backup for the England international. After a positive start, it looked like only a matter of time before Janssen started finding the net.

However, the Dutchman has netted just once from open play since his arrival, and is experiencing similar problems to those experienced by misfit Roberto Soldado a couple of years ago, who incidentally also worse the number nine shirt.

With Spurs keen to find a replacement for Janssen, his time at Spurs looks like it could come to a premature end. Stoke and West Brom are both reportedly interested in taking on the striker, but a loan move remains a possibility on transfer deadline day.

The move for Dembele might only happen if Spurs fail to secure Fernando Llorente from Swansea. The Lilywhites have just had a bid accepted for the Spaniard, believed to be around £15m. Llorente scored 15 goals last season for Swansea and Spurs will be chuffed with themselves if they managed to steal Chelsea’s target from under their noses.

Who would you rather see join Spurs, Fernando Llorente or Moussa Dembele?

Bid Accepted, Spurs Set To Land Spaniard For An Absolute Bargain

Nobody saw this coming twenty-four hours ago…

According to David Ornstein of BBC Sport, Spurs have had a bid of around £15m accepted for Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, and look as if they will beat London rivals Chelsea to the Spaniard’s signature.

A deal has reportedly been close between Chelsea and Swansea for most of the summer, who have already bright in Alvaro Morata to replace the frozen out Diego Costa. Despite long-term negotiations, Spurs look like they might be about to complete one of the first shock moves of transfer deadline day.

Harry Kane has been misfiring so far this season as his August hoodoo continues for at least another year. A lacklustre performance against Burnley on Sunday has prompted transfer action among the Tottenham camp, who could complete a further four signings today at least.

Reports have suggested that Swansea will only sanction a Llorente move away if they were bring former Swan Wilfred Bony back to the Liberty Stadium, and a Spurs bid being accepted suggests that deal is also very close to going through.

Llorente managed to net an impressive fifteen goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season in a Swansea shirt and being a proven player in the Premier League, he could prove to be a perfect backup for Harry Kane. Spurs had been linked with a move for Josh King in a deal that could have been worth £30m, who scored £16 goals, so Llorente looks to be a bargain at £15m.

If this deal goes through, it could spell the end at Tottenham for Vincent Janssen. His debut season in the Premier League did not go to plan as he netted just twice in the league, one coming from the penalty spot. He could complete a move away on deadline day to either Stoke or West Brom, who are both reportedly interested. Ornstein of the BBC suggests a loan move is a possibility.