Pochettino discusses Spurs’ Lucas Moura bid and Llorente’s future

Date published: Tuesday 30th January 2018 2:59

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has offered a cagey response over the club’s efforts to make £25million Lucas Moura their first signing of the January transfer window.

Spurs are expected to complete the signing of the PSG winger before the transfer deadline on Wednesday evening, with the player having arrived in England for talks and a medical.

The north London side have agreed a reported £25m fee with Paris Saint-Germain, and Pochettino was quite guarded by Sky Sports when asked if the deal was close to being finalised.

“I saw him on your channel but there is not too much to say,” Pochettino said.

“The club is going to communicate when something happens.”

The manager was also asked about Fernando Llorente, who has again been linked with Chelsea.

The striker has struggled since joining from Swansea in the summer, but he remains part of Pochettino’s plans.

“That is another rumour. Fernando is our player. I don’t know nothing about that. I cannot speak about rumours.

“He played the last game against Newport. He’s one player in the squad, like different players. He’s in our plans.”

Pochettino also flat out rejected any talk of Vincent Janssen returning early from his loan at Fenerbahce.

“When is he coming back? No, he’s not coming back. He’s injured,” he said. “Maybe you know better than me? But I don’t see him since the summer.

“I haven’t met him again. I don’t know.”

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