Jose Mourinho has reportedly been assured that Tottenham will not sell any of their big-name stars this summer.
In addition, the club are looking to bring in three new signings to boost Mourinho’s first-team squad.
There have been rumours that chairman Daniel Levy will provide Mourinho with only limited funds to spend this summer, fueling speculation that he might have to sell key players first before he could buy.
But the Daily Mail claims that Mourinho’s plans have received a boost ahead of next season. As Spurs are ‘almost certain not to entertain offers for any key players this summer.’
Levy is ‘hugely reluctant to engage in negotiations for any of his most important players’. Indeed, he is fully aware that he is unlikely to get their market value due to the current economic climate.
The Spurs chief will, however, ‘entertain offers for fringe players to raise cash’. With the report adding that Tanguy Ndombele ‘could be sacrificed’.
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Watford’s Ben Foster and Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli are interesting Spurs as they look to provide competition for Hugo Lloris. But it is Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale that tops their list.
Everton recently had a £25m bid accepted for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. But the Dane’s preference is to move to north London, with Tottenham ‘increasingly confident’ they can get a deal done.
Spurs also have ‘big interest’ in Beijing Guoan centre-back Kim Min-jae, as they look to Jan Vertonghen in the squad.
Reports earlier in the week claimed that Spurs are playing hardball over their pursuit of Kim, having already had two bids rejected for the £15m-rated player.
Add in links to the likes of Norwich duo Max Aarons and Ben Godrfey, plus Villa star Tyrone Mings and Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo. And Spurs could be in for a busy summer.