Another transfer story concerning Tottenham has reached us in the Football Transfer Tavern, with Dave Kidd of the Daily Mirror reckoning it will be one in and one out in the left back position at White Hart Lane.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s time at the club is reportedly drawing to a close, with AS Monaco linked with a move for the Cameroon defender, meaning Tottenham have targeted Real Madrid full back Fabio Coentrao as a replacement.
However it is reported Andre Villas-Boas will only make the move for Coentrao if Tottenham manage to qualify for next seasons Champions League and more funds become available.
Danny Rose is set to be recalled from his loan spell at Sunderland to be made first choice left back if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League, as Assou-Ekotto is set to move to France regardless.
Monaco are top of France’s Ligue 2, under former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, with their Russian billionaire owner Dmitri Rybolovlev ready to make a huge summer investment to challenge Paris Saint-Germain.
It is reported they have also taken an interest in Spurs other full back Kyle Walker, who has struggled to recapture the form of last season which saw many describe him as England’s future first choice right back.
Villas-Boas is a big fan of fellow countryman Coentrao, and will look to land him for around £15 million.