Euro Paper Talk: Tottenham want £25m striker dubbed as Vinicius upgrade

Date published: Friday 4th December 2020 12:30

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Tottenham are back in the market for a £25m striker dubbed an upgrade on Carlos Vinicius, while Liverpool are ready to let two attacking stars move on – all in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk. 



Tottenham reportedly back in the market to sign a striker in January who is regarded as an upgrade on Carlos Vinicius.

Jose Mourinho was on the hunt for a new back-up forward over the summer and eventually landed Vinicius on loan from Benfica.

The Brazilian has mainly been utilised in the Europa League, but has hardly featured in the Premier League due to the outstanding form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

He scored his first two goals for the club in the European clash against Ludogorets, but was missing with an injury as Spurs were held to a 3-3 draw by LASK on Thursday evening.

Despite being at the club for the remainder of the campaign, with an option to buy, AS claims that Tottenham are back in for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.

The Poland hitman was believed to be Mourinho’s first choice before the arrival of Vinicius, but Spurs failed to get a deal over the line.

Milik has since been frozen out in Italy and claimed in October that he had “not been treated well” by Napoli.

The report claims that Spurs, Everton and also Atletico Madrid are still in the market for the 26-year-old, who scored 14 goals last season.

It is thought that a bid in the region of €27m (£24.3m) would tempt Napoli into selling, although it remains to be seen if Spurs will instead focus on the addition of a new centre-back instead.

Mourinho is currently doing without the injured Toby Alderweireld, while Davinson Sanchez has looked shaky in his performaances this season.

That puts more pressure on summer signing Joe Rodon to deliver. The Wales star is new to the Premier League but impressed against Chelsea on his full debut.

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Liverpool are open to offers for Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri during the January window. (ESPN)

Neymar will sign a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain if the French giants complete a deal for Lionel Messi. (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid have been in contact with Mauricio Pochettino about replacing Zinedine Zidane at the helm. (Sport)

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is expected to be the subject of a January bid from Napoli. (Calciomercato)

Everton have set their sights on trying on signing in-form Brentford striker Ivan Toney. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been sacked as Nice head coach after two-and-a-half years in charge.


Manchester City look set to sign Dario Sarmiento from Estudiantes in a deal worth around £18 million. (TodoFichajes)

Sevilla goalkeeper Alfonso Pastor is being looked at as a potential transfer target for Liverpool. (AS)

Chelsea have decided that they will look to sell Kepa Arrizabalaga during the winter window. (ESPN)

Paris Saint-Germain have joined AC Milan in trying to sign Schalke centre-back Ozan Kabak. (Calciomercato)

Gennaro Gattuso has agreed a new contract with Serie A side Napoli, according to director Cristiano Giuntoli.

Quique Setien is wanted for a return at Real Betis. But the club have no interest in putting him in charge. (Mundo Deportivo)

Paris Saint-Germain’s 18-year-old centre-back Timothee Pembele has penned a new deal that ties him to the club until 2024.

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