Tottenham linked with second Barcelona youngster in three days

Tottenham are again being linked with a move for a FC Barcelona youngster as Spanish outlet Sport are reporting the Premier League side could make a £7 million move for Marc Bartra this summer.

Tottenham have also been linked with Barca’s Sandro Ramirez this week as the club are clearly looking towards the newly crowned Spanish champions for young talent.

Bartra has previously been targeted by Spurs before he signed a new contract with Barcelona in March, but he now looks likely to leave at the end of the season.

The Sport report claims: “There are several teams willing to pay the €10 million needed to sign Bartra (his release clause). Many clubs have made contact but the player is focused on finishing the season.”

It goes on to suggest that Bartra will sit down with Barca chiefs after the Champions League final to discuss his future but it looks unlikely he will stay.

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The Spanish international has made just 13 league appearances this season and is not likely to see any more first team action next term unless something changes drastically.

Spurs look to have already wrapped up the signing of one young defender in the shape of Kevin Wimmer, and Marc Bartra could also join the Lilywhites in the coming months as Mauricio Pochettino looks to address the club’s defensive issues.

Spurs have conceded 53 goals in 37 league games this season, the sixth worst record in the top flight, and so defensive changes are to be expected.

Would Marc Bartra be a good signing for Tottenham? 

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Tottenham’s first summer signing to join in TWO weeks

Tottenham look to have completed their first signing of the summer as Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer is set to join up with the Premier League side in two weeks.

Wimmer has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer, and although the club have yet to officially confirm the deal, the Daily Mirror have reported it is done.

Spurs will pay around £4 million for the FC Koln centre-back and at 22, he is a player with the potential to be a defensive star.

Wimmer has made 31 Bundesliga appearances this season, helping his side to boast the sixth-best defensive record in Germany’s top flight.

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Paperwork on the deal to take him to Spurs was reportedly completed last week and the player will complete the switch on June 1, though he will not travel with Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for their end of season tours of Australia and Malaysia.

Spurs are expected to have a busy summer as several players are set to leave after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League yet again this season.

Wimmer is looking like he’ll be the first name through the doors at White Hart Lane, and many will likely follow.

Will Kevin Wimmer be a good signing for Tottenham this summer? Is he what the club need?

Tottenham favourites to sign Barca wonder kid – report

Tottenham are reported to be heading the list of suitors for Spanish Under 21 international Sandro Ramirez, although Newcastle United and Stoke City have also reportedly shown an interest, according to Sport.

Tottenham are believed to be leading the race for the striker, having previously purchased young talent from the Catalonian club.

Spurs signed Giovanni Dos Santos in 2008 and Cristian Ceballos in 2011. However, neither of them have reached their potential at White Hart Lane, with Dos Santos currently playing for Villarreal in La Liga.

Ramirez has had a breakthrough season into the Barca first team as he has made ten appearances in La Liga and the Champions League, scoring three times with all those appearances coming from the bench.

Ramirez is set to have a bright future ahead of him, regardless if he stays at Barcelona or if he leaves in the summer.

Should he depart, it would seem a loan move would be most likely, as Barca are keen to keep the youngster long-term, but a temporary move could help his development.

It would seem the move would suit both parties, as Spurs are looking to offload Emmanuel Adebayor this summer and so a replacement will be needed, with a loan move financially better as no transfer fee would be required.

Would Sandro Ramirez be a good signing for Spurs?

Spurs closing in on signings of TWO attackers for just £6m

Tottenham look set to bolster their attack this summer as the club have been linked with the signings of two attackers in deals that would only cost the club £6 million.

Mauricio Pochettino’s first season has ended in disappointment with the club yet again missing out on Champions League football next term but they will look to strengthen in the next few months.

Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has again been linked with a move to Spurs as the Metro are reporting that the Lilywhites could pick him up on a free when his current contract with Dnipro expires at the end of June.

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Tottenham could sign Konoplyanka on a pre-contract agreement within the next month but will face stiff competition for his signature with Liverpool also continuously linked.

Another attacking player on the Spurs shortlist is Frenchman Claudio Beauvue, who currently plays for Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp.

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The 27-year-old striker, who also operates on either wing, has scored 15 goals in 34 league games this year and could be picked up for just £6 million because of a clause in his contract.

The club’s president Bertrand Desplat did little to quash rumours of an exit as he confirmed Spurs and Hull have both expressed an interest, with the player looking set for a Premier League switch.

Would Konoplyanka and Beauvue be good signings for Spurs? Do they need more attacking players?

Manchester City plotting £15m raid for Spurs star – report

Manchester City will make a £15 million move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose this summer, according to the Daily Star.

City are set to make major changes to their squad this summer after failing to retain their Premier League title and Manuel Pellegrini sees the left-back spot as a key area that needs improving.

Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to depart with a move back to Italy expected, while Gael Clichy is not seen as the man to take the spot on a regular basis.

That could see City target Spurs defender Danny Rose and a bid of around £15 million could be enough to sign the 24-year-old Englishman.

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Rose has enjoyed his best season in a Spurs shirt since joining from Leeds in 2007 as Mauricio Pochettino has helped him to improve dramatically.

Ben Davies was signed last summer from Swansea but Rose’s performances have kept him ahead of Davies in the pecking order.

Rose has made 33 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three times, and could be on the way to City if a £15 million bid is enough to tempt Daniel Levy into selling.

Would Danny Rose be a good signing for Manchester City? How important is he to Spurs?

Spurs preparing £25m DOUBLE swoop for wingers – report

Tottenham are looking to strengthen their squad in the wide areas this summer as moves are being lined up for Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah and Bayer Leverkusen’s Heung-Min Son, according to various reports.

Spurs are set to miss out on Champions League football once again this season and lots of changes are expected to be made over the course of the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino will look to bring in at least one new wide man, though two could be brought in if the latest reports are to be believed.

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is being lined up and Spurs will test their London rivals resolve with a move for the Egyptian star who is currently on loan with Fiorentina, according to the Daily Mail.

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Salah, 22, played a key part in knocking Spurs out of the Europa League earlier this season and now the Lilywhites want to sign the out of favour Chelsea man, who joined from FC Basel for £11 million just 18 months ago.

Juan Cuadrado’s arrival in January means a return to the Chelsea lineup is highly unlikely for Salah and he could join Spurs for around £10 million if a deal can be negotiated.

As well as Salah, Spurs are being linked with a move for Leverkusen winger Heung-Min Son, who is also a target of Liverpool’s, and will try and sign the South Korean for around £15 million, the Daily Mirror reports.

The 22-year-old has scored 11 goals with three assists in 27 Bundesliga appearances this season for Leverkusen but his performances have led to interest from the Premier League and Spurs will battle Liverpool for his signature.

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Both clubs are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season and that could be a blow in any pursuit.

If Spurs are to bring in a couple of wide men, current players will have to move on, with Aaron Lennon expected to complete a permanent switch to Everton, while Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela have been linked with summer exits.

Who would be a better signing for Spurs this summer – Heung-Min Son or Mohamed Salah?

Spurs ready for major overhaul as £56m duo set to fund moves

Tottenham Hotspur look set for another busy summer as Mauricio Pochettino will try and bring in players that suit his style of play, with the club’s two record signings Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado both likely to be sold to fund moves.

Lamela and Soldado were two of the seven players brought in to the club in the summer of 2013, when Gareth Bale left to join Real Madrid for £85 million, but both have failed to impress over the past two campaigns.

Soldado joined for a club record £26 million before Lamela broke that total in the same window, joining from AS Roma for £30 million, and Spurs will listen to offers for both this summer.

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Pochettino wants to revamp the Spurs team after his first season in charge looks set to end without Champions League qualification.

Franco Baldini has been heavily criticised for the transfers he oversaw as technical director during the summer Bale left, and Paul Mitchell has been brought in from Southampton to try and improve the club’s recruitment policy.

Mitchell is Tottenham’s new head of recruitment and worked with Pochettino at Southampton before the Argentine coach moved to White Hart Lane last year.

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The 33 year old oversaw the signings of Jay Rodriguez, Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and Fraser Forster at Southampton before leaving to join Spurs in November.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has suggested the club won’t spend big money on signings after the flops of Soldado and Lamela, with players in the £10-15 million bracket more realistic targets.

The North London club are expecting a busy transfer window as lots of changes look likely to take place at White Hart Lane again this summer.

Do Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado have a future at Spurs? Should they be sold this summer?

Spurs looking to beat Chelsea to £12m-rated ‘young Ribery’ – report

Tottenham are lining up a fresh approach for Marseille attacker Florian Thauvin with the Ligue 1 side willing to listen to offers for their exciting youngster, according to the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old French winger is also being monitored by Chelsea and Valencia and has previously been compared to fellow Frenchman Franck Ribery by Toulouse coach Alain Casanova.

He has been with Marseille for the past two seasons and despite the fact he still has three years remaining on his current deal, the French club are willing to listen to offers for their youngster who is rated at £12.3 million by transfermarkt.co.uk.

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Spurs have previously enquired about the availability of Thauvin and Mauricio Pochettino could make an official attempt to sign him in the coming months.

He has made 32 league appearances with Marseille this season, scoring five goals with seven assists, but could be ready for a new challenge in the Premier League.

Another season without Champions League qualification looks on the cards for Spurs and that will mean a summer of change again, with the attack likely to be remoulded by Pochettino over the course of preseason.

Would Florian Thauvin be a good signing for Tottenham? Is he the sort of player they need?

Arsenal looking to beat Spurs to promising Argentina star – report

Arsenal have joined North London rivals Tottenham in the chase for young River Plate defender Emanuel Mammana, according to reports in Italy.

The 19-year-old defender can play at either right-back or centre-back and has already earned one cap for the Argentina national side.

He is highly regarded in his home country and has made six appearances for the River Plate first-team this season.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to further strengthen his backline this summer and could make a move for Mammana, despite interest from Spurs, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has already signed one Argentine defender since joining the club last summer as he brought in Federico Fazio, and he is keen on bringing in Mammana too after sending scouts to watch him play for the Argentina Under-20’s earlier this year.

Though Atletico Madrid could end up being his destination as he currently plays with Diego Simeone’s son, Giovanni, at both River Plate and the national side.

Do Arsenal and Spurs need to strengthen their defences this summer? Should they make a move for Emanuel Mammana?

Manchester United forward key to Spurs move for Champions League star

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao could be set to help Premier League rivals Tottenham by joining former club FC Porto this summer, freeing up the sale of Jackson Martinez, who has been linked with a move to North London.

Falcao’s season-long loan from AS Monaco hasn’t been as successful as United fans would have hoped and the Colombian striker is likely to return to his parent club in France before being sold again.

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Former club FC Porto are keen on a £22 million move for the 29-year-old striker, according to Fichajes.net, and his signing would allow Jackson Martinez to move on after three successful seasons in Portugal.

Spurs have been linked with Martinez for some time and the player is reportedly keen on a move to White Hart Lane as he knows he would see regular first-team action – something Liverpool and Arsenal, two clubs monitoring the Colombian, could not offer.

The 28-year-old goal machine scored against Bayern Munich in Wednesday night’s 3-1 Champions League win and has scored seven goals in nine appearances in Europe’s elite competition this season.

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He has netted an impressive 87 goals in 126 Porto appearances during his three years at the club but could be on the move if any side is willing to offer £27.5 million for his services, as that is the amount reported to be needed to match the release clause in his contract.

Spurs will need attacking reinforcements this summer as Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado could be heading out the exit doors and Harry Kane cannot be expected to lead the line on his own for a whole season.

Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League could be a factor as Martinez will be keen to remain in the competition he has scored 12 goals in 21 appearances in.

Should Spurs make a move to sign Jackson Martinez this summer? Is he the striker they need to push them on a level?