Tottenham Hotspur could sell seven players to fund Jose Mourinho’s summer spending spree, reports say.
Tottenham have signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton for a fee in excess of their original £15m opening offer, via the BBC.
Now the Lilywhites have turned their attention to looking at other new recruits as Mourinho is ready to ring changes in the summer.
According to Football Insider, Spurs need to sell before the club can make some major signings, while Kyle Walker-Peters has joined the Saints for a reported £12m to bring his time in north London to an end.
Daniel Levy is trying to sell Serge Aurier to AC Milan after he apparently agreed to move to the San Siro as he has no intentions of signing a new deal.
The Portuguese reportedly wants to sign an attacking midfielder, a centre-back, a right-back, as well as a backup striker for Harry Kane and goalkeeper to provide cover for Hugo Lloris.
Mourinho must sell the deadwood in order to raise some much-needed transfer funds, which includes defenders Juan Foyth, Danny Rose and Cameron Carter-Vickers, while Erik Lamela is also considered surplus to requirements.
Spurs have entered into negotiations with Inter Milan to sort out a deal for Tanguy Ndombele, as he wants to leave north London after falling out with Mourinho. Nevertheless, Daniel Levy may regret letting him leave as he could end up fulfilling his full potential elsewhere.
Kane suffered a torn hamstring during the defeat to Southampton last season and Spurs struggled to score goals during his lengthy absence. Finding a forward who is capable of providing him with competition and cover is paramount in the transfer market. The Lilywhites have been linked to several top-class strikers, including England international Callum Wilson and Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik, who could be available for a cut-price deal.
Tottenham fans, do you think Mourinho will make the signings he needs to compete for trophies next season?
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