Tottenham transfer rumours
Who have Tottenham been linked with this January? The latest rumours...
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 18/01/20 4:10pm
The latest on the players Tottenham have been linked with this January - and who might leave the club...
Sky Sports News' latest update on Tottenham...
Sky Sports News journalist Lyall Thomas reveals all on a potential deal for Krzysztof Piatek plus Tottenham's defensive options.
He told the Transfer Talk podcast: "Let's start at the beginning. AC Milan want Piatek out, he's been offered to numerous clubs in the Premier League and they would prefer to sell him permanently, but Spurs would prefer a loan. There's been some talks but nothing has been agreed yet. Spurs appear to be the biggest Premier League club in for him so that might afford them a little time to look at other options too with three weeks left of the window.
"How they cope without Harry Kane will also be a factor, but Piatek fits the bill in terms of age, he's 24 so has plenty of years ahead of him. He was exciting at Genoa but goals have been in short supply at Milan so I think the idea is to have a look at him on a short term loan and go from there. But nothing has bee done yet.
"In terms of other injures, where other positions had been less of a priority before, they've now become so. I understand they are looking for loan options to cover Moussa Sissoko as well in midfield. Whereas before they might have done one deal this month, they need more than that now. They had been looking at the full back positions as well, especially at right back, which is something they were looking at in the summer.
"But despite a change in manager, the club have not changed their policy of waiting for the right players rather than panic buying from the limited pools available this month. That's why they're mostly looking at loan deals to plug the gaps for the rest of the season, which allows them time to assess the players' capability level in the Premier League before revisiting it in the summer.
"In terms of the bigger picture, the other areas they want to strengthen are centre back, another versatile attacker in the Heung-Min Son mould, but these are more likely to be deals for the summer.
"At right-back, they really like Max Aarons at Norwich, they tried for him in the summer and are considering making a bit this month as well. They're also interested in Nordi Mukiele, a right-back at RB Leipzig, Elseid Hysaj at Napoli, Marseille's Hiroki Sakai, but again, these are all the deals they're more likely to do in the summer.
"I also understand that Jose Mourinho wants to bring in more of an inside right-back - someone bigger, stronger, more powerful than what they've got in Serge Aurier, who is more of a wing back. They also want to bring in a left-footed centre-back if they can because Jan Vertonghen's future is uncertain and Mourinho does not have a direct understudy at left centre-back.
"Spurs would love to sign Nathan Ake, but so would a lot of other clubs. They have other options at left centre-back, but I'm yet to clarify who they are."
The latest players Tottenham have been linked with...
With Harry Kane out until April, Tottenham have been linked with several strikers in the January transfer window, with rumours set to be rife throughout the month, and after Spurs' draw at Watford on January 18 Jose Mourinho said the club would look to bring in a new forward given the chance.
He is one of a number of strikers Tottenham are considering following the injury to Harry Kane.
Otherwise, Tottenham are understood to be looking at mostly loan deals to plug gaps this month, are expected to seek a player of this mould, although Sky Sports News has been told not to expect the arrival of Flamengo midfielder Gerson, who was reportedly a target in late December.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are also among the clubs monitoring Brighton defender Ben White during his current loan at Leeds. There is no break clause in his season-long loan from the Seagulls, however, so the most likely chance of a deal this month would be for a club to buy him and agree to loan him straight back to Leeds for the rest of the campaign.
Tottenham remain interested in Norwich's Aarons and RB Leipzig's Mukiele as they look to strengthen at right back.
Tottenham are interested in signing West Ham centre-back Issa Diop. However, West Ham do not want to sell the 22-year-old and believe he is valued at more than £50m.
Meanwhile, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are among a host of clubs monitoring Lille striker Victor Osimhen. However, the Nigeria international is expected to stay at Lille for the rest of the season unless the French club receives a January offer that is too good to refuse.
Who else have Spurs been linked with?
- Moussa Dembele, Lyon [Star, Daily Record]
- Nelson Semedo, Barcelona [Daily Mirror]
- Thomas Lemar, Atletico Madrid [Daily Telegraph]
- Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona [El Desmarque]
- Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace [Daily Mirror]
- Marouane Fellaini, Shandong Luneng [The Sun]
- Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli [El Desmarque]
- Edin Dzeko, Roma [Sunday Mirror]
- Ruben Dias, Benfica [The Independent]
- Lorenzo Pellegrini, Roma [Calciomercato]
- Habib Diallo, Metz [The Sun]
- Memphis Depay, Lyon [Daily Star]
- Vedat Muriqi, Fenerbahce [The Sun]
- Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig [Daily Express]
- Max Aarons, Norwich [Daily Mail]
- Gerson, Flamengo [Bleacher Report]
- Gareth Bale, Real Madrid [Daily Express]
- Jarrod Bowen, Hull [Daily Star]
- Eberechi Eze, QPR [Daily Express]
- Ricardo Pereira, Leicester [Daily Mail]
- Willian, Chelsea [Star]
- Pablo Alcacer, Borussia Dortmund [Daily Record]
- Cengiz Under, Roma [Daily Express]
- Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace [Sunday Express]
The latest on those who could leave Tottenham this January...
Tottenham are in talks with Inter Milan over the transfer of Christian Eriksen, according to Sky in Italy. Eriksen is out of contract in the summer and is keen to move to the Italian club. Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has said he is 'confident' of concluding a deal.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the club are not "scared" of selling Eriksen to a Premier League rival in January - although Manchester United have ruled themselves out of a January move. The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and admitted he was open to a new challenge in July.
Meanwhile, Jan Vertonghen remains keen to discuss a new contract with Tottenham following the arrival of Mourinho as head coach.
The centre back's current deal expires next summer and he will be free to speak to foreign clubs in January as thing stand, with Napoli understood to be interested in signing the Belgian.
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Crystal Palace and Spurs are in talks over Kyle Walker-Peters, with a loan being discussed first and foremost.
QPR are close to agreeing a deal to sign Tottenham's Jack Clarke on loan. Rangers appear to have seen off interest from Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Millwall among other Championship clubs.
Who else could leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?
- Kyle Walker-Peters, Crystal Palace and Brighton [Various]
- Victor Wanyama, Celtic [Daily Record]
How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day's news with The Transfer Show.
Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast will also be back at the turn of the year with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don't miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.