Tottenham have been making daily contact with Norwich to try to convince right-back Max Aarons to move to North London, according to a report.
Jose Mourinho is said to have made a new right-back a priority in the January transfer window, although Harry Kane’s hamstring injury looks to have changed the Spurs boss’ plans.
Nevertheless, the departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid last summer has left Mourinho with a gap and the Portuguese is reportedly not convinced by either Serge Aurier or Kyle Walker-Peters in the role.
Previous reports have indicated that Spurs had intensified their chase for Canaries defender Aarons after Borussia Dortmund registered their interest in the 20-year-old.
Football Insider claim to have details of Tottenham’s heightened pursuit of Aarons, claiming that a club representative has been on the phone to Norwich every day to try to persuade the Englishman about a transfer.
Spurs are said to have sounded out Aarons as a player with the profile and ability to play consistently for a club at the top end of the Premier League table.
It is also said that Tottenham have been keeping tabs on Aarons over the last two seasons.
Elsewhere, Mourinho has said that he is not jealous of the squad depth available to Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola at Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively, despite Spurs suffering from injuries.
Mourinho is having to contend with long-term problems for Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko with the likes of Christian Eriksen – who is said to be inching closer to an exit from North London – having to play.
Speaking to reporters, however, Mourinho admitted that he must work with what he has in what is one of his toughest starts to a job in recent history.
He said: “Come on, it is what it is,” he said. “We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It’s not us.” Read more…