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Romelu Lukaku is currently at the World Cup with Belgium.
Sunday, June 15
The Mirror's Steve Stammers reports Tottenham are planning to make a number of changes to personnel this summer, headlined by a move for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.
Stammers believes new manager Mauricio Pochettino has already agreed on a list of targets and potential departures from the club with technical director Franco Baldini and chairman Daniel Levy.
In addition to Lukaku, his fellow Belgium international, Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld is also wanted. Pochettino is said to be interested in moving for his former player, Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, while Dnipro and Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka is of interest to Baldini.
According to Stammers, the players possibly set to leave are Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, Michael Dawson, Harry Kane, Jake Livermore, Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend.
Change is certainly forthcoming at White Hart Lane under Pochettino. Whether change to the extent Stammers is claiming is in the offing is uncertain.
Spurs switched things up too much last summer, and suffered for the unsettled nature of a squad needing to integrate too many new players. More careful planning is needed heading into the new season.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail's Rob Shepherd believes Tottenham are still interested in Southampton's Adam Lallana. This is in contradiction to a Sky Sports report earlier this month which ruled out a move from Pochettino for his former player.