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Sevilla Join Race For Tottenham Midfielder

French outlet L’Equipe claim that Tottenham midfielder Eteinne Capoue could leave the club before Deadline Day on Monday, and join Sevilla.

Real Sociedad are also interested in the midfielder, who has not nailed down a regular first team spot since he was dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino in late October, following a run of bad form.

Capoue has hardly played since then, and despite playing a few games in 2015, the former Toulouse man could still leave White Hart Lane.

He has falling down the pecking order at Tottenham, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, who returns from African Cup Of Nations duty soon, and Mousa Dembele being handed starting places ahead of Capoue.

Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out players leaving before the end of the window. Before the start of the window, we heard many reports that many players would leave Spurs this January, since then, just one first team regular has been offloaded.

Spurs Tempted To Make Bid For Ings And Why It Would Be A Good Move

It’s no secret that Spurs are in the market for a new striker to freshen up their front-line. With so much pressure to provide goals being placed on Harry Kane due to the misfiring performances of both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, head coach Mauricio Pochettino is searching for a forward to share the load with Kane and who fits his high-pressing style.

One striker who’s been mentioned throughout is Burnley hitman Danny Ings. The 22 year old has found his feet quickly in the Premier League with 7 goals in 19 games in his debut season in the top division in England, it would appear Spurs have someone they need to boost their strike-force over the second-half of the season.

Spurs may be better to go after Ings now instead of waiting in the summer, for a couple of reasons, firstly, Ings is out of contract this summer so the fee Spurs will have to pay would be substantially lower now than in the summer. It’s been floated around that we’ve offered £5million to Burnley for his services, which in these day is very good value. Burnley will be in line to award Ings a bumper new contract if they stay up this season and Spurs don’t want to run the risk of being blown out of the water.

Another key reason is, of course, Harry Kane. Kane and Ings have formed a brilliant partnership in the England U21’s for a while now, so both know how to play alongside one another and how to get the best out of each other so it’s a very sensible decision. Very good price, he can hit the ground running quickly, Ings should be the answer.

Spurs To Use Defender As Bait In Move For Roma Striker

With seven days to go in the transfer window, time is running out for Spurs to make any deals happen this winter, with the club taking a very pragmatic approach so far, but this could be about to change.

Tottenham are reportedly very keen on signing Roma striker Mattia Destro, according to reports in Italy. But the Club aren’t willing to pay an extortionate amount to bring him to the club, which has proved to be a stumbling block, but there could well be a solution for that.

Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches, who nearly joined Roma in the summer, with the Italians still interested, could be used a part-exchange in a deal for Destro. With Vlad struggling to hold a first-team place, a move would be good for him and will also help in our pursuit of a striker.

The 23-year-old Italy international would relish the chance to showcase his talents in the Premier League after scoring five goals in 16 appearances for Roma this season. With uncertainty surrounding the futures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, Pochettino is keen to bring in his own players as he looks to help Tottenham challenge for major silverware.

If the deal could be done before the deadline in a week’s time, it would provide much needed firepower up front and remove some deadwood from the squad at the same time, signalling intent by Spurs, of the ambitions of winning trophies again at Spurs.

Tottenham Prepare Bid For Premier League Striker

The Daily Mirror report that Tottenham could make a bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings before the January transfer window slams shut in early February.

It has been reported that in fear of losing out on Ings in the summer transfer window, Spurs are keen to make their move this month and are set to submit a bid of around £5m.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both interested in the striker, as both look to increase the number of homegrown players they have at the club, a category that Danny Ings falls into.

However, both these clubs could make their moves in the summer, and Spurs do not want to run the risk of their rivals signing their attacking target, as they look to get a headstart on their Premier League rivals.

Spurs are keen to bolster their attacking options and are looking for somebody to partner Harry Kane up top, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor not looking the part at the moment.

Despite interest, Burnley boss Sean Dyce remains confident that his prized asset will stay a Burnley player come the end of the transfer window.

Tottenham To Rival Manchester United To Midfielder’s Signature

According to recent reports coming from The Express, Manchester United and Tottenham will go head-to-head in order to sign young midfielder Memphis Depay.

Both clubs could make a bid soon after watching the player, with the feedback being good. Depay is thought to be worth around £15m if anybody wishes to buy.

Spurs are reportedly searching for a player to replace Aaron Lennon, who could be on his way out of White Hart Lane, with many clubs interested in taking the Englishman.

Depay became the youngest player to score at the World Cup finals in 2014, and could be interested in a move to Old Trafford  after working with Louis van Gaal when he was Holland coach.

However, it is thought that PSV are unwilling to part with the young, promising talent, and Manchester United are open to taking the 2o year-old on loan.

Spurs were interested in Depay in the summer, and could revive their interest in the Dutch international in the January transfer window.

Andros Townsend Names Who He Wants To Start Against Leicester

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has said that he wants Spurs struggling striker Emmanuel Adeabyor to start in the club’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Leicester.

The striker is far from being the fan favourite at White Hart Lane, and was booed off on Wednesday night against Sheffield United when he was replaced by Roberto Soldado.

Adebayor returned last month from his home country when he returned home due to a family issue. Since then, the striker has been out-of-favour with the fans, but has the backing of the players and manager, especially Andros Townsend, who wants him to start against Leicester (speaking on Thursday afternoon).

“Hopefully he’ll get another game on Saturday against Leicester in the FA Cup and he can get a goal. He is a fantastic player. He worked hard last night [against Sheffield United] and hopefully the fans can see that.”

“He has had a few niggles but he is now 100 per cent fit, so hopefully we will see the Emmanuel Adebayor of last season and he can start scoring goals for us.”

The striker has had an argument with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust this season, after slamming the Spurs home support at White Hart Lane. Reports have also emerged from the dressing room that he invited Newcastle players into the Spurs dressing room after Spurs’ 2-1 loss at the hands of Newcastle. These factors have all contributed to the recent booing.

Tottenham Eye Player-Plus-Cash Deal For Everton Star

Tottenham are readying a phenomenal player-plus-cash bid for Everton midfielder James McCarthy, recent reports from Goal suggest.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his midfield still, despite Ryan Mason signing a new contract, tying him down until at least 2020.

Spurs were set to make Morgan Schneiderlin their main transfer target for the January window, but it looks like him and Adrien Rabiot may not sign for the Londoners before February 2nd.

McCarthy has become an integral part of the Everton team in recent weeks, hence Tottenham targeting him this January. However, a deal could be more complicated than it seems.

Everton are not having the best of times this season, and sit in the bottom half of the table after a 0-0 draw with West Brom. The club’s current woes could tempt him into moving away.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to offload some fringe players, Younes Kaboul and Aaron Lennon are though to be the most appealing to Everton in a deal that could be worth around £20m.

Tottenham Given Transfer Boost As Target Looks Set To Return From Injury

Tottenham target Jay Rodriguez could be given the all-clear by the medical staff at Southampton possibly next week as the Saints striker looks set to return from an injury that has kept him out of action for the past nine months.

Rodriguez was targeted by Spurs in the summer, but his return date was being pushed back, and back, so Mauricio Pochettino didn’t dip into the market to sign the striker.

With the Englishman’s return date potentially next week, there is still time to get a deal done before deadline day on February 2nd.

However, the Daily Mail report that both Manchester City and Liverpool are ready to rival Tottenham for the 25 year-old’s signature, and it could take a £20m bid to lure him away from St. Mary’s.

How well Rodriguez will perform in his first game in nine months remains to be seen, but clubs will have to hurry if they want to get to get the deal done in this transfer window.

Swansea Complete Naughton Capture

Swansea have signed Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton on a three-and-a-half year deal. The fee is believed to be in the region of £5m.

The 26 year-old has made ten appearances for Tottenham this year, although all of these were due to the absence of Kyle Walker through injury.

Reports early on in January suggested that Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy demanded £5m for the defender, and he has now got exactly what he wanted after some tough negotiating.

The arrival of DeAndre Yedlin and the return of Kyle Walker has prompted Naughton’s move to Swansea, with the Englishman falling out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine something choosing the likes of Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier ahead of him.

Garry Monk has spoken very highly recently of the right-back, and is pleased with his new signing, spending £5m of the £28m he received for striker Wilfred Bony. Here is what Naughton has said about the move to his new club.

“I’m really excited, I can’t wait to get going and get some games under my belt,”

“At Tottenham Kyle Walker was out for a long time, so I was playing.

“Kyle’s back now and they signed one or two other players, so I just thought it would be best for me and maybe the club if we went in different directions.

“I’ve watched Swansea so many times, I’ve played here so many times against them and their style of football is what really attracted me.

“I like always getting it down and passing it, and that was one of the main attractions for me.”

Swansea Looking To Strike Deal For Tottenham Duo

Swansea are looking to sign two Tottenham players by the end of the January transfer window, with Garry Monk looking to capture Kyle Naughton and permanently, Tom Carroll.

Sky Source believe that Tottenham and Swansea have agreed a fee of £5m for right-back Kyle Naughton, after some tough negotiating with Daniel Levy. The deal could go through by the end of the week.

Spurs have three right-backs at the club and are willing to cash-in on Naughton, and use Eric Dier as their third choice right-back should both Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin get injured.

Following on from the Naughton deal, Swansea want to make Tom Carroll a Swansea player on a permanent basis. The young Englishman is currently at the Welsh club on loan for this season, but Garry Monk is keen to sign the midfielder permanently.

Tottenham want £5m for Carroll, the same fee that was agreed for Kyle Naughton. Swansea have lots of money to spend as a result of the sale of Wilfred Bony, and could spend £10m in total for the pair.