Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentJanuary 27, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

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Nacer Chadli

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    Swansea City are attempting to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli on transfer deadline day, per South Wales Evening Post.

    "Chadli has struggled to nail down a first-team place at White Hart Lane," per South Wales Evening Post. "Evening Post understands Swansea have revived their interest in the 24-year-old."

    Chadli has started 57.1 percent of the Premier League games he has been involved in. He has yet to score in league play.

Lewis Holtby

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    Update: Friday, January 31

    Fulham have confirmed the signing of Lewis Holtby, per a tweet via the club's official twitter account.


    Update: Friday, January 31

    Fulham are targeting Lewis Holtby and are willing to trade Dimitar Berbatov to get the deal done, per Matt Law at the Telegraph.

    "Lewis Holtby is interested in a pre-transfer deadline move to Fulham that could pave the way for Dimitar Berbatov returning to Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season," Law wrote. "Holtby has fallen behind 19-year-old Nabil Bentaleb in the pecking order at Tottenham."

    Fulham reported they had completed the deal for Holtby on Friday on their official website, with the midfielder joining on loan until the end of the season.



    Tottenham Hotspur utility player Lewis Holtby is a target for PSV Eindhoven, per Dave Kidd at the Mirror.

    Generally speaking, Spurs sign PSV players, not the other way around: Gheorghe Popescu, Spase Dilevski, Edson Rolando, Young-Pyo Lee and Heurelho Gomes.

    So for PSV to sign Holtby, a Spurs player, would break that trend.

    Though, having played Bundesliga football with Bochum, Mainz and Schalke, it seems more likely that Holtby will return to Germany.

    He is wanted back at Schalke, according to former teammate Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

    "Holtby would help us," Huntelaar said, per Bild (h/t Stephan Uersfeld at ESPN FC). "He can play nearly every position in midfield. Lewis has quality and Schalke can always use that."

Andros Townsend

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    Manchester United manager David Moyes will look to sign Tottenham Hotspur right attacking midfielder Andros Townsend, per the Sun (h/t Samuel Stevens at the Independent).

    Townsend has scored once from 46 shots and still has not registered an assist in the Premier League.

    He would be a wasteful signing from Moyes.

    However, Moyes later ruled out any further business by United in the current transfer window, as reported by the official United Twitter feed @ManUtd, who quoted him as saying: "You can stand down your TV cameras at the gates. I don't think they'll be required. We've done our business."

Dimitar Berbatov

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    Tottenham look set to miss out on re-signing Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham as the player travelled to Monaco to complete his deal with the Ligue 1 club, as David Kent of the Daily Mail reported on Friday afternoon.

    Earlier, Fulham Berbatov's return to Tottenham Hotspur appeared to be gaining momentum as his agent had been in London attempting to force through a move, per Matt Law at the Telegraph.

    "Dimitar Berbatov's agent has stationed himself in London in an attempt to seal a transfer deadline day return to Tottenham Hotspur for the striker," Law wrote. "Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to re-sign Berbatov from Fulham and the Bulgarian is understood to be keen on moving back to White Hart Lane, although Besiktas are also trying to take him to Turkey."

    Last month, Berbatov made it clear that he wanted to leave Spurs, per Sky Sports.

    Berbatov has scored four goals in 18 Premier League games this season.

Etienne Capoue

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    Update: Thursday, January 30

    Tottenham Hotspur have turned down Napoli's £8.25 million bid for Etienne Capoue, per David Hytner at the Guardian.



    Unless Tottenham Hotspur compromise on Etienne Capoue's valuation, he will not be leaving for Napoli, according to his agent Martha Fischer.

    "The problem is not the player [Capoue] or Napoli," Fischer said, per Colin Harvey at the Daily Star. "Tottenham just want a lot of money."

    Fischer added: "What they're [Spurs management are] asking for [transfer fee] is absurd. But we are only on January 21, and there is still hope."

    Napoli recently signed central midfielder Jorginho from Hellas Verona, per, so the compromise is unlikely to come from Napoli's side.



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Domenico Berardi

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    Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Sassuolo's Juventus loanee Domenico Berardi, per Jamie Sanderson at the Metro.

    Juve own 50 percent of Berardi's playing rights, per, so Spurs have to get an agreement with Juve and Sassuolo.

    What is more likely to happen is Juve buying the other 50 percent of Berardi's rights, per La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Forza Italian Football). 


Ibrahim Afellay

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    Tottenham Hotspur have listed Barcelona's Ibrahim Afellay as a transfer target, per Jamie Sanderson at the Metro.

    "[Spurs manager] Sherwood is hopeful he can get at least two new players before the deadline," Sanderson wrote. "One of them could be Barcelona's Afellay."

    Afterthought is the word to describe Afellay's time at Barca: he has never started 10 La Liga games in a season, spent one campaign on loan at Schalke and has played three minutes in league play this season.

    He has suffered various knocks, chronic thigh issues and a ruptured cruciate ligament throughout his career, per, which should give Spurs management pause for thought on signing Afellay.