Paper Talk: Spurs plot impressive £85m double January swoop

Date published: Tuesday 11th September 2018 8:22

Tottenham are making plans to bring in two 21-year-old stars in the January transfer window, while Chelsea face a fight to keep an experienced star with two clubs plotting free transfer raids, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Tottenham are looking to make a January move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, according to a report on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old left-back, strongly linked with Liverpool in summer 2017 before their signing of Andy Robertson, has made a fine start to the season and was handed his first England senior call-up in the wake of Luke Shaw’s withdrawal from the squad with concussion.

Tottenham still have long term doubts over the future of Danny Rose and the Daily Telegraph claims Mauricio Pochettino has identified the £35million-rated star as a target.

Leicester, who refused to sell Harry Maguire to Manchester United this summer before handing the defender a new deal, have shown, however, they are no pushovers in the transfer market and are likely to resist any approach from Spurs.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph claims Spurs are planning to up their offer for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Spurs reportedly saw an opening £40m approach knocked back last week, but could come back in with an improved offer in a bid to bring the Holland international to north London in January.

De Jong has also been linked with Barcelona and Inter Milan but Ajax could agree to sell for around £50million, though any deal is likely to be shelved until summer 2019.


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