Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 13

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentJanuary 13, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 13

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    You're reading Bleacher Report's Tottenham Hotspur transfer tracker, where you will be updated with all the latest Spurs transfer news, rumours and gossip.

    This slideshow will be updated regularly, so make sure you come back and check the newest information.


Lewis Holtby

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    Update: Friday, January 17

    Tottenham Hotspur Daniel Levy will not allow Lewis Holtby to move to Schalke in fear it could lead to Julian Draxler's departure to Arsenal, as per Darren Lewis at The Mirror.

    Levy needs to focus on Spurs rather than fretting over what Arsenal are going to do.

    Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby is eyeing a move back to the Bundesliga, as per Darren Witcoop at The Mirror.

    According to Witcoop, Hannover 96, Schalke and Wolfsburg are interested in Holtby.

    Meanwhile, Holtby has refused to rule out the switch, per Matt Law at The Telegraph: "I would never rule out a return to the Bundesliga, especially Schalke, where I had a great time."

    Holtby can play as a pivot or in central midfield, but he is ultimately a No. 10, so he obviously doesn't fit into Spurs manager Tim Sherwood's 4-4-2. 

Etienne Capoue

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    Update: Friday, January 17

    Sky Sports have confirmed that Napoli are in transfer talks with Tottenham Hotspur over Etienne Capoue:

    Sky sources understand that Napoli are in talks with Tottenham over Etienne Capoue.

    Sky Italia have gone as far as to say a fee has been agreed—believed to be slightly less than the £9 million they paid Toulouse in the summer.

    If Napoli can't do a permanent deal, then we have been told they would be happy to do a loan.

    Napoli are planning to sign Etienne Capoue on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, as per Darren Lewis at The Mirror.

    Spurs manager Tim Sherwood has given Nabil Bentaleb a chance and seems to prefer Bentaleb over Capoue.

    Why? You will have to ask Sherwood.

    Bentaleb is a neat and tidy passer but needs to work on his defending.

    He missed seven tackles (completed four) against Crystal Palace, but Sherwood sees something special in him.

    The loser in this situation is Capoue (and Lewis Holtby), hence the rumours of them both leaving Spurs. 

Kyle Walker

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    Paris Saint-Germain could make a move for Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker, per Paul Collins at the Daily Mail.

    Walker's Spurs contract expires in 2019, so the club don't have any intention of selling him.

    From PSG's perspective, they must aim for world-class right-backs.

    Walker, a good ball-winner, is caught out of position a lot. He has mishit 56 of 70 crosses, scored one goal and registered one assist in 20 Premier League games this season. 

Kyle Naughton

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    Tottenham Hotspur will accept Aston Villa's £3 million bid for backup full-back Kyle Naughton, per Dave Kidd at The Mirror.

    Naughton's performances at left-back may range from OK to below-par, but he is a legitimate alternative to Kyle Walker at right-back.

    Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie tore Walker to pieces during Spurs' 2-0 win over the Eagles.

    Walker later suffered an injury and was replaced by Naughton, who looked more reassured.

    Unless Spurs have a ready replacement for Naughton, it would perhaps be irrational to sell him.


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