Gossip hounds are straining at the leash ahead of the summer transfer window opening. Not for them the mere trivialities of the current season actually finishing, they are just as interested (if not more so) in who their club might be buying.
OK, an exaggeration perhaps. But for football fans, their respective clubs' futures are naturally important to them, and they want to know the men wearing their colors are of the highest possible quality.
Tottenham Hotspur are one of several Premier League clubs set to be active at the higher end of the market. Establishing the validity of rumors of their reported targets is never easy; nonetheless, we take a look at some of the latest.