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Tottenham propose ‘crazy offer’ as Postecoglou looks to sign Galatasaray duo in exchange for fringe stars

Galatasaray centre-back Victor Nelsson

Galatasaray centre-back Victor Nelsson

New Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou is reportedly looking to follow up the impressive signing of James Maddison with the addition of two  Galatasaray stars this summer.

Spurs snapped up the Leicester man for what appears to be a bargain £40million on Wednesday, with Harry Winks expected to move in the other direction for a fee in the region of £10m.

The capture of the England playmaker adds to the completion of permanent deals for Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro, while goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario has also arrived from Empoli.

And now a fresh report from Turkey claims that the north London side want to swap some of the fringe players for two top Galatasaray stars.

It was claimed last month that Galatasaray vice-president Erden Timur was in London to hold talks with Tottenham over a deal for centre-back Victor Nelsson.

The Danish defender has been heavily linked to Tottenham, who are also looking to sign his club teammate Nicolo Zaniolo.

The Italy international has been on Spurs’ radar since the days of Jose Mourinho and it appears they have not given up hope of landing the forward.

The report states that Timur has travelled to London again to hold fresh talks with Tottenham for Nelsson and Zaniolo.

It’s claimed that Timur ‘sat at the table’ with Spurs for both the 24-year-old centre-back and the former Roma man and asked €60m for the duo.

Tottenham propose counter offer

But the report adds that Postecoglou’s side proposed a ‘crazy’ counter offer that includes two to three of their own players plus €30-35m cash in exchange for the Galatasaray pair.

There is no mention of which Tottenham players could be involved but there are numerous the Australian is looking to offload.

One of them could easily be Tanguy Ndombele, especially given that Spurs have just landed his replacement in Maddison.

However, it’s reported that while Timur wasn’t pleased with the package on offer, talks are ongoing for Nelsson and Zaniolo.

It’s further claimed the Galatasaray vice-president ‘wants to take concrete steps’ to try and sell some of his side’s players during his latest trip to England as they look to balance the books.

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