Villas-Boas Gives Transfer Update: Remy, Moutinho & More….

By on August 30, 2012

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Andre Villas-Boas gives a transfer update.

French striker Loic Remy

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has given his thoughts on speculation linking him with moves for Loic Remy, Joao Moutinho, Willian and Hugo Llloris.

Recent reports have suggested Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was in France to negotiate the transfer of Marseille hitman Loic Remy. However, speaking at his weekly press conference the Portuguese coach told Sky Sports News that these reports were wide of the mark, insisting the 25-year-old would not be moving to White Hart Lane this summer.

“There was massive speculation today with Remy and that’s not the case.”

AVB was then asked if he could confirm the France international would not be joining Tottenham, to which he replied:


Spurs have also been heavily linked with a move for Porto’s playmaker Joao Moutinho, and while Villas-Boas admits he has enquired about the 25-year-old, he concedes the player is out of Tottenham’s financial reach.

 “I’ve spoken about this player before. Porto is an extremely difficult club to deal with and I think the players’ value is over what Tottenham can afford.”

AVB told Sky Sports

The Portuguese boss was then pressed about his interest in Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Willian and again AVB admitted he had held talks over the player but claims the wealthy Ukrainians are proving difficult to negotiate with.

“We had initial contact with Shakhtar,”

“Again, Shakhtar is a wealthy club with a wealthy owner and not easy to deal with.

“‘We have approached the club and the player with contacts and at the moment it doesn’t seem to be happening.”

Tottenham are said to be closing in on the signing of Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as well this week. Villas-Boas admitted it’s an area he is looking at strengthening but claims he might not necessarily bring in a new stopper before the window closes on Friday night.

“We are very comfortable with our goalkeepers. We can take into account that there’s a future we have to prepare.

“On that sense we’ve studied possibilities on that position. It doesn’t mean we could conclude a deal for that position in this window.”

AVB told Sky Sports

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  1. luke bridger

    August 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    so basically avb is saying we will get no one but we all know we will get atleast two or three hopefull mountinhio, lloris and Llorente

  2. Antony

    August 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    🙁 all the cool players that they have been linked with have now been shot down. IS there anyone else at all coming?!

  3. r black

    August 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    If we see them in a shirt before close of the window…….
    Otherwise not, all else is speculation n smoke n mirrors.

  4. r black

    August 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    If we see them in a shirt before close of the window we have them.
    Otherwise not, all else is speculation n smoke n mirrors.

  5. alan

    August 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    It seems to be the story of the window being linked to players then avb claiming it to be paper talk or wide of the mark. But levy being levy will surely have an ace up his sleeve. To be honest our signings to me seem like levy signings so I’m not to sure how much say avb has

  6. AJ

    August 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm


  7. spurs muaythai

    August 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    when did tottenham last sign a world class player in their prime? we buy young and sell them when they are at their best! dembelle could be good but hes no modric! we missed out on eden hazzard and every player we are linked with on these sites!! we signed a deal with real madrid which entailed them getting modric cheap and them selling the player we wanted to liverpool! im getting sick of it all at spurs now! if we dont get a couple of top class players in now, then its time for levy to come out and say he was lying when he said we wernt a selling club! money, money, money

    • vinny

      August 30, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      shut up you clueless, no nothing, immature, dreamworld living boring twat.

  8. vinny

    August 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    sorry to avoid confusion, shut up spurs muaythai you clueless, no nothing, immature, dreamworld living boring twat.

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