Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are given encouraging news by talkSPORT as they reveal that Spurs have opened talks with Napoli over a deal for ex-Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol.
A fee is yet to be agreed but it is supposedly going to be close the £8 million figure the Azzurri had to pay to sign him from the Bernabeu back in 2013.
With Daniel Levy’s intuitive in the transfer market, it is expected that Spurs will be able to strike a deal to bring him to the Premier League.
With negotiations ongoing, Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to bring in defensive reinforcements especially with Jan Vertonghen’s long-term future in doubt.
But Rafael Benitez is working towards building something special with Napoli and he will fight tooth and nail to keep his Spanish international defender at the Stadio San Paolo.
However, the former Liverpool boss is also eyeing reinforcements in January and he may be forced to offload players to financially pave the way for his targets.
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