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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.