Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs Close On Double Swoop
Tottenham are closing in on a double swoop for Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and £15m-rated Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele as AVB spends the Modric funds.
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, Tottenham close on a double swoop.
Tottenham are closing in on a double swoop for Hugo Lloris and Moussa Dembele, according to the Guardian.
The Londoners are ready to start spending after finally selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid and boss Andre Villas-Boas has a number of targets in mind including Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele.
The Guardian claim Spurs have already agreed a £13m fee with the Ligue 1 outfit for Lloris, and the player must now decide whether he wants to move to White Hart Lane.
The French No.1 has been Villas-Boas’ first choice goalkeeping target since becoming Tottenham boss and after seeing an initial bid rejected in July, the Portuguese coach has now been able to strike a deal with Lyon accepting a £13m offer over the weekend.
President Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed Lloris has now been given permission to speak with Spurs over the move. Quoted in the Guardian, he said:
“I had contact with Daniel Levy [the Tottenham chairman] on Sunday and the position between the two clubs has got closer,” Aulas said.
“I have told Hugo about the discussions with Tottenham and everything is in his hands. The decision is his.”
Next on AVB’s priority list is a replacement for Modric and it’s understood he’s stepped up his efforts to sign Fulham midfielder Dembele after being frustrated in his attempts to land Porto’s Joao Moutinho.
The Belgian ace enjoyed an impressive season last year for the Cottagers and has been tipped for a move this summer after confirming his desire to move to a bigger club.
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Fulham will do all they can to hold on to their star man though, and it would take an offer of around £15m to force them into a sale.
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