Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Tracking All the Latest Rumors and Updates
It's hard to argue against what Tottenham Hotspur have done so far during the summer transfer window.
The team has brought in new and exciting talent, kept key players from last season that looked liked leaving, while several big-name stars continue to be linked with a potential move to White Hart Lane.
For more on Luka Modric, Leandro Damiao and others, here are all your Tottenham Hotspur rumors and updates. Read on to see who could be on their way to Spurs this summer.
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Wantaway midfielder Luka Modric is starting to look less and less like a transfer option this summer, with Real Madrid reportedly withdrawing their interest in the Croatian (per Metro) due to Tottenham's asking price.
New manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that the 26-year-old will remain at White Hart Lane unless a big offer arrives for the midfielder, who still has four years left on his contract, and is currently training alone at the club (per The Daily Mirror).
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Tottenham are believed to be lining up a bid for Internazionale goalkeeper Julio Cesar as they seek to find a replacement for the aging Brad Friedel (per The Guardian).
Inter reportedly want to sell the 32-year-old, who earns roughly £70,000 per week at his current club. Manager Andre Villas-Boas could look to trade one of his players in a part-exchange deal for the Brazilian.
Tottenham are believed to be lining up Partizan Belgrade midfielder Mohamed Kamara—touted as a cheaper version of Joao Moutinho—with the future of Luka Modric still unknown.
According to The Daily Mirror, Partizan would be willing to sell the midfielder for around £12 million this summer, which is almost half the price that the club would have to pay Porto for Moutinho.
Check out some highlights of Kamara here. He has an incredibly long-range shot in his arsenal.
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Villa boss Paul Lambert reportedly wants to re-unite with the £5 million-rated defender, who has also been targetted by Reading. However, the club must sell out-of-favor defender Alan Hutton before making any move for Naughton.
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There are still no new developments on Joao Moutinho. Tottenham were believed to be interested in signing the Porto midfielder this summer.
You'd have to suggest that with no new information coming forward, and with new players being linked with the club, it might be a deal that simply won't happen this summer.
Porto will want a lot for Moutinho, and if Tottenham don't sell Modric, the club simply won't have the money.
Nevertheless, Andre Villas-Boas did admit his interest in the player earlier this summer (per ESPN).
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The big news this week is that Tottenham are preparing to make a £15 million bid for Leandro Damiao.
According to Goal.com, the club have watched Damiao at every match in the Olympics so far. The Brazilian has excelled in the tournament, leading all goal scorers in the competition.
The striker would no doubt be a formidable inclusion in Andre Villas-Boas' side for the upcoming English Premier League season.
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Tottenham's chances of signing Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris are seemingly slipping away (per The Daily Star).
The price of the shot-stopper is believed to be too much for Spurs, and Lyon are not really interested in selling him at a cut-price. Therefore, Villas-Boas will have to pursue other avenues to replace Brad Friedel this season.
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