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Chelsea Set To Miss Out As Spurs Agree Fee For Portuguese Defender

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £13million deal to sign Chelsea target Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports on Friday afternoon.

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Spurs have agreed a deal to sign Fabio Coentrao.

Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £13m deal to sign Chelsea target Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid this summer, according to the Daily Star.

The Portuguese international joined Madrid from Benfica in 2011 but has failed to establish himself as the regular first choice left-back with Brazilian Marcleo often selected ahead of him.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old with former boss Jose Mourinho understood to be keen on taking him with him to Stamford Bridge this summer.

However, the Star claim reports emanating from Spain suggest that Spurs have now swooped in and agreed a fee in the region of £13m to sign Coentrao, with the defender expected to seal his switch to White Hart Lane within the next week.

Madrid have been locked in talks with the north Londoners this week over the potential signing of Gareth Bale but the report claims that while the Welshman is still expected to make the move to the Bernabeu, Coentrao’s deal is entirely separate to any deal for the PFA player of the Year.

Andre Villas-Boas is currently short of options at the back following an injury to Jan Vertonghen while Steven Caulkner has been sold to Cardiff, so the signing of his fellow countryman would be a welcome addition to the Spurs boss.

Should these reports prove accurate, Coentrao would join Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli in moving to north London this summer while a deal for midfielder Etienne Capoue is also understood to be close to completion.

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Would Tottenham fans be happy with the signing of Coentrao? Share your views below.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. betty swollocks.

    August 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    The daily star uses drugs.

  2. paul sangster

    August 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    im paul sangster and im gay

  3. serious

    August 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    If this is true this very good news the left back space has been a problem all last season. Plus since they want bale we should have first choice on their players that are leaving Madrid. COYS might have to drop a change for us taking the league if all these purchases come off!

  4. Naffers

    August 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Great signing as he also loves to push foreard and looks skillful and confident in posession unlike assole ekotto!

  5. ubana

    August 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Dont wast time of bring in player to the club but dont try to sell your key players pls bring Rooney for us because we dont have any striker

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  7. tony

    August 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    is Fabio coentrao, andre villas boas brother?he is facially so similar.q.how can spurs deal with a football club that’s reputably 500 mil in debt?they still haven’t paid up all the money for modric.most of spurs buys have been top class.the two fulham players were not at this level.one has gone and the other doesn’t convince me that hes anything but promising.

    • Acton_Yid

      August 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Cant you see the Coentrao deal is in exchange for the Modric money still owed. Jeez, it doesnt take a Daily Star football journalist to work that one out, does it !!

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