Senior Tottenham players have urged Jose Mourinho to move for a Wolves star, while Newcastle want two Everton defenders, according to Tuesday’s papers.
TOTTENHAM STARS WOWED BY WOLVES ACE
Senior Tottenham players reportedly told Jose Mourinho to sign Adama Traore after he impressed the Spurs squad during Sunday’s clash at Molineux.
Mourinho’s men ran out 2-1 winners thanks to an injury-time goal from Jan Vertonghen but Wolves were the better side for most of the match, with Traore causing them problems throughout and scoring a brilliant equaliser.
Both Eric Dier and Harry Kane were both booked for hacking Traore down, the only thing they could do to stop the powerful winger in his tracks.
Indeed, throughout the season, 24 players have been booked for bringing Traore down.
That searing pace is clearly a very effective weapon for Wolves and according to a report in the Daily Express, some Tottenham players were so impressed that they told Mourinho to sign him up.
One senior player is said to have claimed he was shocked at how much Traore has evolved over the last year.
He joined Wolves from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for £18million, but flattered to deceive in his first season in the Black Country.
This season though, he has become one of the most feared wide players in the division and has stamped his mark on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Mourinho was keen to dish out praise of a number of Wolves stars after the match, but did hint he was enchanted by the performance of Traore.
“Adama and Diogo [Jota]? I don’t want to speak about them because I get tired seeing them run.
“It’s very difficult so it’s a big victory for us.”
Mourinho later added in a separate interview: “Traore and Jota can kill you out of nothing.”
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Mikel Arteta is set to sign a £5m Arsenal deal as he holds final talks with non-executive director Josh Kroenke (The Sun)
Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit to get Jadon Sancho back from Borussia Dortmund (The Sun)
Sunderland have shown an interest in Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly (The Sun)
Chelsea will have to move fast if they want to re-sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, with his buy-back clause expiring soon (The Sun)
Tottenham defender Juan Foyth is being lined up for a move to Italy with Roma as well as both Milan clubs all keen on the Argentina international (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are fuming with Arsenal for their pursuit of Mikel Arteta and have told the Gunners it will cost them a seven-figure sum to land him (Daily Mirror)
Newcastle United are hoping to sign Everton defenders Mason Holgate and Lewis Gibson, both of whom have been capped by England at youth level (Newcastle Chronicle)
Sheffield United are also keen on Holgate, who is valued at £14m by the Toffees (Yorkshire Post)
Robin van Persie has tipped Mason Greenwood to reach the top at Manchester United, stating that the youngster tries to play like he did (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has urged the club not to stand in Mikel Arteta’s way if he wants the Arsenal job (Daily Mirror)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be joining Napoli next month, according to the Italian club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis (Daily Mirror)
Napoli have stepped up their efforts to bring Lucas Torreira back to Serie A by offering £25m for the Arsenal midfielder (Daily Mail)
Chelsea scouts are compiling a list of attacking targets including Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha and Timo Werner, as head coach Frank Lampard prepares to start spending his £150m transfer budget (Daily Telegraph)
Leicester City are said to be “really interested” in making a £25m move for Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral during January’s transfer window (Leicester Mercury)
Celtic are monitoring Stoke striker Tyrese Campbell, with a number of clubs also interested in the England U20 international (Daily Record)