Spurs make contact with PSG over World Cup finalist

Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Paris Saint Germain over a potential move for World Cup finalist Ezequiel Lavezzi according to talkSPORT.

Lavezzi could make way for the potential signing of Angel Di Maria from Manchester United, who has been on PSG’s radar for the last couple of years.

Spurs head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, is expected to add to his forward line and Lavezzi is an ideal serviceman for any striker.

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The Argentine winger has netted nine times this season in 45 appearances and his experience could play a pivotal role to help Spurs break back into the Champions League for the first time since 2011.

Lavezzi could come in as a cheap option as he has just one year remaining on his current contract. Transfermarkt.co.uk value the winger at £14 million.

The 30 year old hasn’t quite hit the high levels which earned him a move from Napoli to PSG in 2012 and it seems now would be a good time for him to move on.

Will Spurs sign Lavezzi and do they need him?

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Spurs will not allow another Bale style exit for £45m-rated United target

Tottenham Hotspur are set to reject any attempts Manchester United make to sign their prolific striker, Harry Kane, according to the London Evening Standard.

Kane has impressed this season as he became the first Spurs player to net 30 goals in a campaign since Gary Lineker in 1992.

He picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award and was a nominee for the senior accolade too, missing out to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

United’s reported wish-list of summer targets increases on a daily basis, with Kane one of many forwards they are interested in. With the likes of Edinson Cavani, Karim Benzema and Alexandre Lacazette also being tracked, Kane is in good company after being regarded as one of the top goalscorers in Europe.

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Louis Van Gaal’s revamp of his United side is expected to make this a busy transfer period once again and a goalscorer is at the top of his list, with the injury stricken Robin Van Persie and flop, Radamel Falcao, expected to leave the club this summer.

Youth seems to be a popular option for Van Gaal who is clearly looking to build for the future and the signing of Memphis Depay could spur others to follow.

Kane would be an ideal signing for any English club looking for an out-and-out goalscorer as he fits the quota for regulations to have English players in the squad.

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Spurs will need to break the trend of selling their best assets if they are to keep hold of Kane, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov all having left the club for big money in the past.

It has been another season of disappointment for Spurs fans after once again missing out on Champions League football and losing the League Cup final too. They will need to keep Kane and bring in some new faces to challenge for the top four next season.

Will Spurs be able to keep hold of Harry Kane? Do they need to avoid continually selling their best players?

Spurs ‘closing in’ on £28m rated goal-machine

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on £28 million-rated FC Porto goal machine, Jackson Martinez, according to Fichajes.net.

Martinez has attracted the attention of clubs all over Europe after another impressive season in which he has scored 20 league goals in 28 games.

The Colombian forward is rated at £28.16 million by transfermarket.co.uk and Fichajes.net have reported that he is close on a deal which would see him move to the North London club.

Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is expected to sign a goalscorer after another disappointing season where his side have missed out on Champions League football.

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A striker of Martinez’s caliber will no doubt help fan-favourite, Harry Kane, to develop even further after he became the first Spurs player to net 30 goals in a season since Gary Lineker.

If Pochettino can strengthen his squad again this summer Spurs will have a good chance of battling against their competitors in their search for consistent Champions League football.

All parties involved at Spurs may be sceptical about spending around £30 million on a player after the signings of Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado following Gareth Bale’s transfer were deemed as ‘flops’, but it will be interesting to see if the club pursue Martinez.

Is Jackson Martinez a player Spurs need and will Pochettino make marquee signings this summer?

Arsenal set to beat United, City and Spurs to £33m-rated star

Arsenal are preparing a £33 million bid to see off Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur interest in FC Porto star Yacine Brahimi, according to the Daily Star.

Brahimi caught the eye of some of the top clubs in Europe after displaying some impressive form in this seasons Champions League campaign with Porto, scoring five goals, including a hat-trick against BATE Borisov.

The Algerian winger has been in scintillating form since signing for the Portuguese champions last summer and has netted 11 goals in 29 appearances this season.

Portuguese reports have claimed Arsene Wenger has been monitoring the 25-year-old attacker and add that the Gunners are keen to beat their Premier League rivals to secure his services.

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This has further fuelled speculation that Theo Walcott’s time as an Arsenal player is drawing to a close.

Arsene Wenger is reported to be looking to bolster his forward line over the summer to ensure they can mount a stronger title challenge next season.

The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League with seven games to go and Wenger seems to be on the money with his transfers after criticism in recent years that he was unwilling to sign top players.

Do you think Arsene Wenger will splash the cash on Yacine Brahimi this summer? Is he what Arsenal need?