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Could Spurs do better than Andreas Cornelius?

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One of the names consistently linked with a move to Spurs over the last few days has been that of 20 year old Danish striker Andreas Cornelius. In his first full season as a professional, the forward has netted 16 times in 25 games for FC Copenhagen and this has been enough for his agent to declare that his client is hot property around Europe.

Striker Links Persist

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While the focus has been on alleged midfield targets in the forthcoming transfer window, Tottenham's need for a striker remains an obvious one. The international break brings little to report so it pays to be wary of many of the stories but there are claims of a confirmed interest in St Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Left Back Chase Back on

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It's been a while since Spurs were linked with a move for a defender and the name of Aly Cissokho is one that has previously appeared in the media. The 25 year old French international is currently with Valencia but like most players currently signed to that club, it's felt that he could leave in the summer as the La Liga side look to trim their wage bill.

Spurs back in the Ukraine for latest target

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If there was any attempt on Tottenham's part to sign Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk, the quest ultimately ended in failure as the Brazilian international took the big bucks from Anzhi Makhachkala with a transfer fee in the region of 35 million euros.

However, there is some exceptional talent throughout that Ukrainian club side and rumours emerging in the last 24 hours claim that Spurs are considering an approach for Shakhtar's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Striker Target eyes Premiership Future

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It's been a long while since Spurs fans could be relatively certain that the club would sign a striker in the transfer window but surely the Chairman will be digging deep this summer. A host of names have been linked in recent weeks and one of those, Alvaro Negredo, has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League.

Lukaku Deal must be a non-starter

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Several rumours have appeared over the course of the last 24 hours linking Chelsea's Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku to Spurs. Looking at the 19 year olds' overall record, it could be a good fit for the club but will it really happen?

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but has only played twelve times for the club and has so far failed to get on the scoresheet.

Winger link resurfaces

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It's been a while since the name of Diego Capel has appeared in the transfer rumour columns but the 25 year old Sporting Lisbon winger looks set to leave the Portuguese club in the summer.

Sporting are thought to be desperate to reduce an uncomfortably high wage bill at the club and as one of the high earners, Capel has been earmarked for sale.

Former target back on Tottenham’s radar

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Back in the summer window of 2012, Spurs were being heavily linked with a move for CSKA Moscow's international midfielder Alan Dzagoev. The 22 year old had just turned in some positive performances at Euro 2012 in a side that ultimately disappointed with an early elimination.

Speculation was subsequently fuelled when his father and agent claimed that Spurs were interested in signing his son.

Spurs linked with England youth full back

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Spurs have been linked with a summer approach for Southampton's promising young defender Luke Shaw. The full back is just 17 but has already made 20 league appearances for the Saints this season to command a regular place in what must be a very busy position.

It's predicted that Shaw has a big future and even at this early stage of his career, several big name clubs have been linked in recent weeks including Manchester United and Arsenal but Spurs are tipped to make an early approach in an attempt to gain a quick advantage.

Higuain in frame but who’s the bait?

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The rumours linking Gonzalo Higuain with a move to the Premier League this summer gained even more momentum over the weekend with reports in the Spanish press that the striker is desperate for a transfer to go through. The Argentine has lost his place in the starting line up to Karim Benzema and if those stories are to be believed, Higuain has given up on thoughts of a future with Real Madrid.

Spurs linked with Serie A striker

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Pablo Osvaldo is a name that appeared in the transfer rumour columns about a year ago but as the season draws to a close, Spurs are being heavily linked with a summer move for the 27 year old striker.

Osvaldo has an impressive record since joining Roma from La Liga side Espanyol in 2011 and for the last three seasons, the Argentine born Italian international has comfortably averaged a goal every other game.

Are Spurs about to break the bank?

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Spurs fans could have been forgiven for dismissing the early rumours over a summer bid for Gonzalo Higuain as mere paper talk. However, the story has gained momentum over the last few days and reports from Spain suggest that there is real substance to the link.

Higuain is just 25 and has been at Real since joining from River Plate back in 2007.

Spurs target likely to leave

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Spurs made a much publicised bid to take Joao Moutinho away from Portugal in August but time ran out on the deal in the final minutes of the summer transfer window. The club were widely expected to come back in for the midfielder in January but instead sealed the signature of Lewis Holtby as their only major signing.

Is AVB resigned to losing Brad?

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Brad Friedel only signed a new contract with Spurs in December one that will take him through to 2014 and at the time, the move helped to dispel rumours of a January transfer back to Blackburn Rovers. The American international seemed set to see out his contract at the Lane as understudy to Hugo Lloris but there is a rumour today that Brad may be on his way after all.

Spurs linked with Slovakian defender

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Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has previously said that he won't be looking to start next season with five senior centre halves so it's a surprise that reports are linking the club with a move for Zenit St Petersburg's Slovakian International defender Tomas Hubocan.

However, the 27 year old offers more than just cover in the heart of the defence and like Jan Vertonghen, Hubocan is comfortable either at centre half or at full back.

Spurs linked with Colombian international

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No it's not Radamel Falcao but the club continue to be linked with AVB's former players and the latest to fall under the media radar is 21 year old winger James Rodriguez. A reported target for Manchester United in the past, Rodriguez comes with a growing reputation and a quoted transfer fee in the region of £25m.

Italian giants eyeing Spurs winger

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While the transfer rumours continue to concentrate on the performances of Gareth Bale, the Welshman's counterpart on the right wing is also starting to receive plenty of attention. Aaron Lennon has returned to his best form under Andre Villas-Boas and his performances are said to have caught the eye of Serie A side Inter Milan.

Spurs get on their bike to join Honda chase

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Throughout the summer, Spurs were heavily linked to CSKA Moscow's international midfielder Alan Dzagoev but like many of the rumours from the end of last season, this one came to nothing.

The occasional Dzagoev story continues to crop up but a far better option could be to take the Russian's CSKA colleague Keisuke Honda.

Spurs to solve left back issue?

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The left back place at Spurs has arguably been our only problem position this year and the lack of cover was highlighted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto's extended lay off. In Benny's absence, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Naughton and even Gareth Bale were played out of position to cover for the Cameroon international.

Spurs linked with French under 21 defender

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It seems that a striker is number one priority for Spurs in the summer but there are occasional rumours linking the club with a number of defenders across Europe. The centre halves seem to be settled for the next campaign and if there is a departure, it's likely to be the veteran William Gallas.

However, the full back positions are nowhere near as settled with issues on both flanks.

Is AVB ready to cut losses on misfiring striker?

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Emmanuel Adbeyor's name is in the headlines again and a story emerging from the Evening Standard suggests that head coach Andre Villas-Boas is ready to offload the Togolese when the summer transfer window arrives.

After some impressive displays while on loan last season, Ade has struggled in this campaign and prior to Sunday's North London Derby he has found the net just three times in 22 games.

Spurs looking at La Liga duo

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Tottenham have been linked with summer bids for two Spanish strikers this week and both names have featured in previous transfer rumours. However, one player is considerably more prolific than the other so who are Spurs more likely to end up with?

Roberto Soldado is the first name on the list and depending on which report you read, the fee involved varies between £20m and £30m.

Is Kaboul the odd man out?

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Tottenham's head coach Andre Villas-Boas has already inferred that the club are unlikely to start next season with five senior centre halves but who from the current quintet will make way? Until now, the assumption was that William Gallas would leave in the summer but there is a growing rumour of a deal involving fellow Frenchman Younes Kaboul.

Media start hunt for Bale’s successor

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The better Gareth Bale gets, the more rumours of a summer departure start to appear. Today has seen talk of an £80 million approach from Real Madrid at the end of the season as the Welshman continues to defy superlatives while his form seems to improve all the time.

Talk of a departure will also lead to a host of rumours about a successor and one of the earliest names in the frame is that of French Under 21 winger Antoine Griezmann.

Iago for Iago doesn’t add up

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Reports arising from the Metro newspaper suggest that Spurs are preparing a summer bid for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas. The 25 year old has been with the La Liga side for his entire career but it's thought that Spurs and Chelsea are chasing the player with a view to triggering his £8.3 million buy out clause.

Spurs to return for former transfer target

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There are growing reports today that Spurs will return in the summer to make another attempt to secure the signature of Porto's Joao Moutinho. Tottenham made a well documented approachto bring the Portuguese international to White Hart Lane in August before time ran out on the deadline day deal.

But the story has emerged again and there could be a very good explanation as to why Moutinho is back in the spotlight.

Spurs on scouting mission in Europa League tie

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Tottenham head to Lyon to tackle the second leg of our Europa League tie and while our performance on the pitch is the obvious focus, it's thought that the club will be using the game to take a closer look at a transfer target.

Spurs had been linked with a move for Lyon's Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez and, depending on which report you read, we either ran out of time in the January window or alternatively, we offered a derisory fee.

Striker rumours gathering pace

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It seems almost inevitable that Spurs will be looking to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window and several old names are still doing the rounds. The Leandro Damiao story is still circulating even though Tottenham's head coach Andre Villas-Boas insists that the club have moved on, while Hamburg's Son Heung-Min is another forward attracting a lot of media attention.

Bentley could still leave this season

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As the January transfer window headed towards its climax, it seemed as if Spurs would complete a clean sweep of sales and loans of the fringe players at the club. Jermaine Jenas and Carlo Cudicini had departed on permanent deals to QPR and LA Galaxy respectively and there were a number of temporary transfers, including the deal that took Heurelho Gomes to Hoffenheim.

Bostock taking the Dawkins Route

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It will be interesting to watch Simon Dawkins' progress at Villa Park over the coming weeks as he completes his loan spell with Paul Lambert's side. Dawkins is an interesting player – already 25 years old and at Spurs for his entire career but yet to make a first team appearance for his parent club.

Long term Spurs target could be allowed to leave this summer

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Christian Eriksen is a name that has featured before on these pages but there is a strong indication that the Danish international is set to leave Ajax at the end of the season. The player and his agent are not looking to sign a new contract and the Dutch club believe this is because Eriksen is waiting to see what deals may be on the table in June.

Have Spurs identified their summer striker target?

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After Tottenham's pursuit of Leandro Damiao broke down on the final day of the January transfer window, the club's head coach Andre Villas-Boas suggested that Spurs would not be coming back in for the Brazilian in the summer.

AVB has also claimed that the club can cope with two senior strikers for the remainder of the season but the current injury to Jermain Defoe must surely mean that a centre forward signing is inevitable at the end of the campaign.

Window closed but transfer rumours continue

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The January transfer window has been shut for several days but the newspapers have column inches to fill and it's never too early to start rumours over some summer deals. Spurs aren't exempt from the reports but the first suggestion of spring seems like a very unlikely one.

Spurs have admittedly lost two goalkeepers this year – albeit Heurelho Gomes is only on loan in Germany and it may seem logical to look at regular back up to Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel.

Damiao – thanks but no thanks

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Brazilian international Leandro Damiao may have been Tottenham's number one transfer target just a few days ago but at present, there seems little if any hope of a deal being resurrected. At the end of last week, head coach Andre Villas-Boas declared that Spurs had moved on and now, the player himself has stated that he sees his future at Internacional for some time to come.

Wot no striker? Part 3

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For the third year in a row, February 1st starts with a round up of a very quiet deadline day and once again, there is no new striker arrival at White Hart Lane. In fact, there were no new faces at all meaning that Lewis Holtby was the sole arrival during January.

Supporters would probably accept that the rest of the squad needed no reinforcements but the centre forward issue remains the talking point.

Are Spurs lining up late striker loan bid?

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The clock is ticking on this year's January transfer window and it's starting to look increasingly likely that there will be no new faces at the Lane ahead of Sunday's trip to West Brom.

The club may be calling our bluff of course and while Andre Villas-Boas continues to predict a quiet day, there are suggestions that an official bid has now been made for Internacional's Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao.

Gomes the first – who will join him?

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At the time of writing, there's no official word from the club but it seems likely that our third choice goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is set to join Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.

The player's agent claims that a deal has already been struck for the 31 year old who will help Hoffenheim in their struggle to stay in Germany's elite league.

The Rest

Transfer Time

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The summer transfer window turns even the most rational of supporters into a distracted and impatient character. Each passing day is an endless root through tabloid back pages, blogs and social media. The search is not dissimilar to that of a pig looking for truffles. The quarry here though isn't an overpriced mushroom, rather an overpriced bloke who's handy with a football.

PSG interest could end Moutinho hunt

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The Joao Moutinho transfer saga rumbles on and while it's widely tipped that Spurs will come back in for the Portuguese in the summer, it looks as though Andre Villas-Boas will have some stern competition for his former player.

The club were trying to tie up a transfer for Moutinho on the final day of the August 2012 transfer window but time literally ran out on the deal.

Change of formation leaves room for striker signing

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Earlier this week, Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas seemed adamant that his club weren't going to sign a striker before this month's transfer window closed. AVB refuted suggestions that our defeat to Leeds on Sunday came about because of a lack of options of front and he said that the club were happy to take the risk to let Emmanuel Adebayor head to the African Cup of Nations with Togo.