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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Latest on Damiao, Lewandowski and More

Frank WagnerCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2016

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Latest on Damiao, Lewandowski and More

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    The transfer window is in full gear, and Tottenham are carrying a lot of the headlines.

    After signing new manager Andre Villas-Boas, a mass turn-over is in effect at White Hart Lane.

    Two signings (Sigurdsson and Vertonghen) have already been inked while multiple players are rumoured to be on their way out.

    The most interesting current storyline, though, is the plethora of fine players that are linked with moves to the club.

    So what's going on with these potential Spurs?

    Here is the latest on Tottenham's targets.

Leandro Damiao

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    More and more signs are cropping up that Damiao may be on his way to the Lane.

    The 22-year-old striker has made quite an impact at Internacional and his few caps with the Brazil national team.

    However, his club's signing of the Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan, who won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, may indicate that they are searching for his replacement.

    The Mirror reports that Spurs have already had two bids rejected by the Brazilian club (including one for £12million) but are lining up another offer for the young striker.

    With almost no strikers under contract who are certain to be starters next season, the move makes all the more sense.


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    Spurs have been targeting Oscar, Damiao's teammate at Internacional, for the past few weeks.

    He looks to be a potential replacement for Luka Modric in the midfield playmaking role.

    However, he has been lukewarm in his comments about leaving Inter.

    Additionally, Chelsea have reportedly entered the race for the midfielder with a bid of about £16 million.

Joao Moutinho

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    Spurs are looking more and more likely to get the services of Porto and Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho.

    The 25-year-old was impressive at Euro 2012 and had a good season under Andre Villas-Boas in 2010-11 at Porto.

    Additionally, he has had good things to say about his former manager while AVB has begun targeting his former player.

    The only possible snag is the reported interest of Manchester United while Tottenham must at least wait until Modric is sold so as not to undercut their leverage in the deal.

    If United comes in with enough interest to make an incredible offer, they could snatch Moutinho out from under Spurs.

Daniel Sturridge

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    Another player who used to be under AVB, Sturridge is reportedly being targeted by Tottenham.

    If reports are to be believed, though, Liverpool is in the leading position to get the striker.

    Sturridge's illness scare throws yet another monkey wrench into a possible deal.

Emmanuel Adebayor

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    Recent reports have it that Tottenham is ready to buy Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City for £5 million.

    Adebayor was on loan at White Hart Lane last season and led the team in goal scoring.

    Given Spurs' situation at striker, the move is probably necessary.

Loic Remy

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    Tottenham has been linked with Marseille and France striker Loic Remy.

    However, the 25-year-old has continually refused to comment on the links, suggesting he may want to stay at his French club.

    In an interview with French TV, he said 

    "For now, I am very proud to wear this shirt. It is not news that I could leave. But we'll see. I am preparing very well for a new season with my club."

Hugo Lloris

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    Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is apparently set for an exit from Lyon this summer, news which prompted great interest from both Tottenham and rivals Arsenal.

    Today, Spurs reportedly got the first official bid in for the captain of France valued at about £13 million.

    With no keepers under the age of 30 and a starter at 41, this 25-year-old would be a great signing for the future of the club.

Alan Dzagoev

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    Since it was reported that Tottenham made contact with Alan Dzagoev last week, almost no new information has come out about a potential move for the midfielder.

    That, in itself, is some news.

    The 22-year-old Russian seems to want a move away from his current club, CSKA Moscow, but the £15 million price tag might be something that Spurs are unwilling to pay.

    To his credit, though, Dzagoev had quite a good showing at Euro 2012, finishing joint top scorer with three goals.

    Perhaps a move would be worth the money given the Russian's vast potential.

Robert Lewandowski

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    AVB looks set to compete with his old club, Chelsea, for the signature of young striker Lewandowski.

    The 23-year-old shined at Borussia Dortmund and was widely thought to be a bright spot in Poland's Euro 2012 campaign.

    He is another striker valued at £20 million but is arguably the most valuable of the strikers on the pitch Spurs are targeting.

    It will be a hard sell, though, to lure him to White Hart Lane instead of Stamford Bridge.




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