Mourinho eyeing up England international to bolster Tottenham firepower

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Tottenham will act fast to secure the services of an England international striker pending the outcome of today’s final day results.

Spurs have endured an underwhelming campaign, though have rebounded to some degree since the restart.

The goals of Harry Kane have once again proved pivotal, with his six strikes in eight matches spearheading their mini-revival.

The question of what to do if Kane gets injured still lingers, however. With the club failing to address the issue of recruiting a quality-back-up for several years now.

Now, according to The Sun, that could all be about to change.

The newspaper report that Tottenham will swoop in for Bournemouth hitman Callum Wilson if the Cherries fail to beat the drop.

Wilson, 28, has been a mainstay in Bournemouth’s frontline in recent times, culminating in four England caps since 2018.

But with Eddie Howe’s side uncharacteristically struggling, Wilson could be sacrificed to ease the impending financial burden.

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The report notes that Wilson could be available for as little as £10m. And notes how his £110,000 per week wages would be unserviceable in The Championship.

A fellow Premier League club appeared to have a similar idea to Tottenham’s recently. But Spurs are now described as ‘heading the hunt’ for the forward.

Wilson’s exit is speculated to be just one of many, with Josh King, Aaron Ramsdale, David Brooks and Jefferson Lerma all namechecked as possible departures.


Mourinho hints at summer transfer strategy

Meanwhile, Mourinho has revealed his side will not have their transfer outlook affected by the spending sprees of their rivals.

Mourinho’s former club Chelsea have already splashed the cash with the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and they are reportedly in talks to sign Kai Havertz, which would be another big-money move, while the likes of Manchester City and United could also spend this summer.


In contrast Spurs, having spent over £100million last summer, are not expected to do any major business. Though Mourinho is keen on making a few adjustments to his squad.

A key element to their summer will be keeping hold of their best players, something Mourinho said will definitely happen.

However, he could not resist another dig at their Premier League rivals as he referred to Financial Fair Play.

“Our targets are related to what we can do. Internally we don’t have any contradictions, I am not asking for anything that cannot be done and the club is not promising anything that is going to affect the club as a whole, so we are balanced,” he said.

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