Transfers | Fresh Spurs - Part 25


Spurs Look To Sign Young Frenchman On Loan

Tottenham have approached French giants PSG about the possibility of taking midfielder Adrien Rabiot on loan for the rest of the season.

Earlier on in the season, it looked like the midfielder would be leaving the French champions for good when talks about a new contract broke down. However, things were resolved between the two parties, and he has signed a new contract, taking him to the end of 2019.

Despite signing a new contract, the young nineteen year-old is still struggling to nail down a regular first-team spot, and being seen as surplus to requirements for now, manager Laurent Blanc is open to the idea of letting him got out on loan till the end of the season.

According to L’Equipe, Tottenham are one of the menu clubs interested in this option, with Mauricio Pochettini seeing him as the perfect man to strengthen the midfield area at Tottenham Hotspur. The deal would see Rabiot stay with Spurs until January.

Strong Interest Across Europe As Many Clubs Target Tottenham Star

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has been the subject of much interest from across Europe, with many bids set to come in during the January transfer window.

Many clubs have a strong interest in the Dane, who scored Tottenham’s late winner against Swansea on Sunday, with AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, PSG and Liverpool all looking to sign the in-form midfielder. The Reds are still considered to be in the race after they turned down the chance to sign him in August 2013.

The reported fee that the clubs are interested in buying him for is around £32m, although it is not clear whether the North London club are willing to sell up or not. An agent that does not representing the Dane shed some light on the situation to the media, with the story eventually finding its way into the Danish newspaper BT.

‘It is very common that when a young player performs at that level, and [he] becomes such a critical factor in a highly volatile team in the Premier League, it will be the biggest clubs knocking on the door next time. As for Tottenham’s interest in selling [Eriksen], I hasten to say that I have no knowledge of that,’ he said.

‘Levy is a skilled negotiator and is known to get the maximum price of Tottenham’s best players. So it is quite certain that a player like Eriksen will not be cheap.’

From midfield, Christian Eriksen has scored six Premier League goals this season from sixteen appearances.

Surely Not Another One! Tottenham Target Another Goalkeeper

Recent reports have said that Tottenham are looking to sign Newcastle man between the sticks Tim Krul. This may come as a surprise to some after Spurs bought another goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the summer window.

The reports coming from The Sunday People say that the North London club are interested in the Dutchman, and will be a target in case Hugo Lloris leaves the club in the summer transfer window. This could well happen if Spurs miss out on Champions League football, which is one of Lloris’ priorities, playing the Europe’s elite competition.

However, the deal looks quite unlikely now after Newcastle have slapped a massive £20m price tag on the keeper to ward off any interest that any interest from other clubs. The keeper is currently sitting on the sidelines with injury watching on, but he is also watching others clubs’ interest for him in the process.

If Tottenham miss out on Champions League football, then Hugo Lloris may seek a move to either Atletico Madrid or Read Madrid.

Spurs Dealt Blow In Race For French Midfielder

Tottenham have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Ronald Koeman’s Southampton. The current manager has said that no players will be leaving Southampton in the January window after the transfer madness that occurred on the coast in the summer.

Koeman has said that the Frenchman has accepted that he will not be leaving the Saints in the winter and will be staying with Southampton despite the frustration that he showed over the summer at not being allowed to leave the club. Without a win in December in the Premier League, if anything, the Saints will be looking to bolster their squad.

With the boss saying that no players will leave in New Year, this will deal a double blow to Spurs as their hopes to sign the injured Jay Rodriguez may have just been shattered. North London rivals Arsenal may have also had their hopes shattered as previous reports have suggested that they are Tottenham’s closest rivals to getting the signature of Morgan Schneiderlin.

Tottenham Defensive Ace Targeted By Liverpool

Liverpool are looking to sign Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen report The Metro. With a new contract for the Belgian at Spurs yet to be sorted out, and the saga dragging on since the summer transfer window, clubs will be looking to capitalise in January on the failure to commit the Belgian the football club beyond his current contract.

The tabloid claim that transfer talks are already underway with a deal expected to be completed in January. Reports suggest that Liverpool have spoken to the defender’s agent and are very confident that they can pull the deal off.

Despite the performance against Chelsea last week, Tim Sherwood has said that Vertonghen is a very good player and is very important to Tottenham.

Vertonghen has been linked with other moves away since the summer transfer window including a move to Manchester United. However, this is the closest report we have seen to the Belgian moving away from Spurs.

Southampton Stars Among Transfer Targets In Busy January Window

Since Mauricio Pochettino inherited this current Tottenham squad and as the season has gone on, it has become apparent that the Argentine simply doesn’t have the players to play the style of football that he wishes to play. This could lead to another upheaval and The Guardian claim that another upheaval could take place at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

It is believed that Pochettino will receive £20m to spend in the January transfer window, although this could raise to a much more superior figure once the head coach gets rid of the ‘dead wood’ that Spurs have littered around the squad.

After summer attempts to sign the Frenchman, Morgan Scneiderlin is one of Pochettino’s targets that he and Paul Mitchell have agreed on. Spurs could also make another move for Jay Rodriguez, potentially taking care of  their attacking interests. Raul Albiol is the third target that Totteenham will chase early in 2015. Paul Mitchell reportedly is a big fan of Virgil van Dijk, and new head of recruitment of analysis is keen to make a bid of around £8m.

It is clear that £20m is not enough to sign all three players, and The Guardian also report that Aaron Lennon, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor could all be on their way out of the White Hart Lane exit door in the new year.

Spurs Set To Make Move For Mexican Defender

Whilst Mauricio Pochettino looks to join up again with the likes of Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Scneiderlin, who he worked with at Southampton, the Argentine boss could make a move for Mexican defender Hector Moreno, who was signed by Pochettino at Espanyol.

Tottenham have really been struggling at the back this season and with Vlad Chiriches possibly looking for a way out of White Hart Lane in January after admitting he is not happy at Spurs due to his lack of playing time this season, the North Londoners could be looking at calling in some reinforcements, and Moreno could be one of them.

Moreno was the subject of great interest over the summer transfer window, with Lazio, Stuttgart and Manchester United all reportedly  interested before the defender broke his leg in Mexico’s World Cup campaign in Brazil. The 26 year-old is set to make his return from injury next week and Espanyol could well cash-in on him in the January transfer window. He is rated at £6m and a move looks likely after many reports have said that the La Liga club are to sell up in the new-year.

Pochettino Plans Major January Sale

With many fans criticising the transfer policy that Tottenham currently entertain, this policy could be set to change that the recruitment staff could be changed, with Paul Mitchell possibly joining up again with Mauricio Pochettino. However, to make room in the squad for these new targets, players will have to be sold. Reports suggest that Pochettino already has a very good idea about who he wants to offload in the January transfer window.

Reports claim that Aaron Lennon could be on his way out of the White Hart Lane, along with £17m Brazilian Paulinho and full-back Kyle Naughton. While you may question the sale of Lennon and Paulinho, you would feel that once DeAndre Yedlin signs, Kyle will be surplus to requirements, with him being the third choice right-back behind Kyle Walker, who started training again today, and Yedlin.

After some below-par performances, most notably against Besiktas in the Europa League, Vlad Chiriches is also believed the be on the list along with Andros Townsend, and £26m striker Roberto Soldado.

Mousa Dembele could be the final player to go after he said that he was not getting answers from Mauricio Pochettino as to why he was not getting a lot of playing time. The Belgian has also been linked with a move away.

In their places could come failed 2014 summer targets Mateo Musacchio, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez as Pochettino looks to reunite with players he worked with at Southampton should he wish be Daniel Levy’s command.



Pochettino Looks To Sign Southampton Star

If there is something that Mauricio Pochettino has learned from the summer transfer window, it is that he will not be signing Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton. This does not stop the Argentine from attempting the link back up with Jay Rodriguez.

Despite the midfielder currently nursing a cruciate ligament injury, reports are emerging from The Telegraph that Pochettino will instruct Daniel Levy to make a January move for the highly rated England international.

Of course, Pochettino will know Rodriguez from his very successful Southampton days, and will want to link up with him after no deals materialized with Southampton over the summer, despite reports suggesting that it would be a Saints raid for Tottenham over the summer. The paper claim that Spurs will make a £15m bid.

Should this move happen, this could pave the way for Andros Townsend to Southampton. Reports suggest that the Saints and West Ham will battle it out for the youngster in January, and should Spurs sign Rodriguez, Townsend will be pushed even further down the pecking order for those three elusive attacking midfield Premier League spots. With extreme depth in these areas, the signing of Rodriguez would leave Spurs having to sell one player, this could well be Townsend. Is a swap deal possible?

Tottenham Close In On Free Agent And Former Real Madrid Midfielder

French newspaper L’Equipe claim that Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra on a free transfer.

The holding midfielder is currently without a club after his contract expired at Lokomotiv Moscow. Spurs also face competition to sign Diarra from French club Marseille, who currently top the Ligue 1 table by four points.

The 29 year old had agreed to join Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers, who currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, in the summer transfer window, and successfully completed a medical ahead of the move, only for the deal to fall through in the final stages.

Other reports say that Diarra will receive a ulcerative weekly pay packet on top of a number of tempting bonuses if he moves back to North London.

However, you would be led to believe that Diarra may not want to join Tottenham due to their massive squad depth and especcially strong depth in the holding midfield positions. Already at the club, Mauricio Pochettino has the likes of Moussa Demebele, Benjamin Stambouli, Etienne Capoue and more recently, Ryan Mason at his disposal.

Tottenham are the closest to sealing a deal for the Frenchman, but do not rule out Diarra returning to his homeland to join Marseille.