Tottenham Hotspur Summer Transfer Deadline Tracker 2014: List of Moves, Rumours

Sam Rooke@@SamRooke89Featured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Summer Transfer Deadline Tracker 2014: List of Moves, Rumours

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    It is transfer deadline day once again and, as ever, Tottenham Hotspur are expected to be one of the busier clubs as they look to finalised their squad for the next four months. 

    After an impressive start to the season, Mauricio Pochettino's men suffered their first setback on Sunday in a 3-0 home defeat to Liverpool

    Whether that loss is enough to provoke any major moves remains to be seen. 

    One thing is for certain, Spurs are looking to move on several squad members while also bringing in one or two new faces. 

Zeki Fryers Takes Spurs' Sales Past £30 Million

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    Spurs have confirmed the sale of defender Zeki Fryers to Crystal Palace on a three-year deal. 

    Fryers joined Spurs after a short-term deal with Standard Liege that led to then-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson accusing Spurs of manipulating the transfer market. 

    AP journalist Simon Peach points out that the reported £3M fee takes Spurs' outgoings past the £30 million mark. Some sensible business being carried out by Tottenham. 

Holtby Moves out on Season-Long Loan

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    Lewis Holtby has once again moved away from White Hart Lane on a season-long loan. Alistair Magowan of BBC Sport reported the move as "close," but Pete O'Rourke of Sky Sports has now confirmed it. 

    The German midfielder is very popular among the fans at Spurs but the coaches don't seem to share that opinion.

    Tim Sherwood sent Holtby to Fulham last season to facilitate the emergence of Nabil Bentaleb. Holtby struggled at Fulham while Bentaleb thrived. 

    Under new boss Mauricio Pochettino, Holtby has been unable to force his way into consideration for the first team. 

Coulibaly Makes Permanent Move, Gomelt Follows on Loan

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    Spurs have confirmed a double-deal with Serie B club Bari, sending Tomislav Gomelt out on a season-long loan and selling Souleymane Coulibaly on a permanent basis. 

    Coulibaly arrived to much fanfare following a brilliant performance for the Ivory Coast at the Under-17 World Cup in 2011, but he failed to break through to the first team.

    His departure had been expected but the fee has not been reported. 

Will Welbeck Complete Spurs Deal?

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    Tottenham are competing with rivals Arsenal to sign Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, according to Sami Mokbel and Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail.

    The England striker seems most likely to join on loan, according to Jamie Jackson of The Guardian, but he could also make a permanent move. 

    Welbeck has the pace and versatility to thrive at Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of the player's tactical discipline and plans to primarily use him in a central role, according to Dave Kidd of the Daily Mirror

Redknapp Wants Sandro Reunion

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    Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen on bringing Brazil and Spurs midfielder Sandro to QPR, according to Kieran Gill of the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, Sky Sports have backed up initial reports that the 25-year-old was among Redknapp's key targets and would be available for around £16 million. 

    Sandro was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League for some time but injuries appear to have taken their toll and he has been unable to break back into the first team this season.

    With Spurs apparently eyeing Montpellier defensive midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, per Simon Jones at the Daily Mail, it appears as though Sandro's time at the club may be over.

    UPDATE: The BBC have confirmed that Sandro is undergoing a medical at Loftus Road ahead of the proposed transfer. 

Stoke and QPR Competing for Aaron Lennon

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    Redknapp is also keen on adding former England winger Aaron Lennon to the ranks at QPR, per John Edwards of the Daily Mail, but he has competition from Stoke City

    The Potters have been trying to bring a winger to the club all summer and on deadline day appear to have shifted focus to the Spurs speedster, according to The Sentinel.

    Lennon is another who has fallen down the pecking order in recent seasons. Redknapp was always a big fan of his at Spurs and a move across London might be the perfect tonic to revitalise his career.

Update: Stambouli Deal Completed

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    Ligue 1 club Montpellier announced an agreement with Tottenham for the transfer of Benjamin Stambouli on Friday (via Sky Sports). 

    It has taken several days but the deal appears to be nearing completion.

    Patrick Haond and Simone Bargellini of Sky Sports have reported that Montpellier have wished Stambouli well on his new adventure.

    Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reports the fee is £4.7 million, and considering Stambouli appears to be a direct replacement for the £16 million outgoing Sandro, this seems like excellent business. 

    Stambouli has been under the radar in England but he was instrumental in Montpellier's shock title win in 2012

    UPDATE: Spurs have confirmed the signing of Stambouli but have yet to confirm details, such as length of contract.