01 Aug 2021 14:20:11
H Eds,

Any news on who’s looking at Sanchez, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, and Aurier,

{Ed002's Note - Davinson Sanchez (CB) is wanted by Sevilla. Harry Winks (DM/CM) Spurs have told interested sides he is not for sale but if the player were to ask to leave the coach would be supportive of that. Aston Villa moved on from Pape Sarr and made an enquiy about his availability. If West Ham were to sell Rice they might offer an option - as perhaps Manchester United might as a possible Matic replacement. He would provide an interesting option for Everton. Leicester might also be a possible destination if they were to lose Ndidi, but they have a preferred target in mind. Southampton have declared an interest. Moussa Sissoko (DM/CM) Available but no interest being shown by clubs in Europe. MLS does not appear to be an option but Chinese and Middle Eastern clubs may be interested. Serge Aurier (RB) Was a fall back option for PSG - number 4 on their list but that can be scratched. Cheap option for Milan - but he will need to be very cheap - they will walk if Spurs want to play hard ball - I would scratch it as he would be no more than cover. I am not aware of any interest in Dier (DM).

1.) 02 Aug 2021
02 Aug 2021 17:06:21
Thanks Ed

No interest in Dier - That sounds about right
Levy probably has 60m price tag on him.

2.) 06 Aug 2021
06 Aug 2021 19:29:48
Hi Ed, anything to share more on the incoming? There are talks about Tomiyasu, would that be something that is happening? Also, anything on Damsgaard, or other midfielders we may be looking to sign? Much appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Mikkel Damsgaard (LW/AM) Spurs asked after a price for the player at the behest of Mr Mourinho who may have taken his interest on to Roma. Now Spurs have lost the plot rather and have made a particularly low offer. Real Madrid consider him an option at the right price if they sell Isco. Sampdoria saying Southampton and Leeds have both enquired about the availability of the player who only joined last summer. Juventus see him as a potential addition. They have told Milan that they are not open to being given their "off cuts" in exchange and want a huge cash deal - but Milan would need to sell Leao to bring him in - and they also need the money to complete the Tonali deal. Sampdoria are reluctant to sell but I suspect more clubs will be showing an interest.
Takehiro Tomiyasu (CB/RB) Spurs have expressed an interest because of his versatility and Atalanta are looking for discussions as an option to Doecki. Spurs value the player rather less than his club so work to do with others interested.}

3.) 07 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 17:49:30
Thanks Ed, any truth to Dusan Vlahovic rumors? Are Spurs only looking to sign a striker only if Kane leaves, or would want to sign one otherwise too? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Dusan Vlahovic (S) Milan see the player as an Ibrahimovic back up and possible replacement - Spurs have the same view in respect of Kane - and Dortmund do in respect of Haaland. Roma, Juventus and Atletico Madrid offer options which would see him as a starter. Inter want the future of Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku resolved else they will also look to him and Zapata. Manchester United have had him watched. Manchester City approached Fiorentina and were told that the asking price will be set above €50M which came as a surprise and it would need to be a single cash payment but I rather doubt that would tempt them to sell now. An ex-player has recommended to player to the club as a lower cost solution to Haaland. I am not aware of any approach by Liverpool to Fiorentina but Spurs have already jumped the gun if it looks like Kane is leaving. Player wants to stay another year and Fiorentina want a lengthy contract extension. I would think he will stay another year. There is a compelling case for him to stay where he is for at least another year and perhaps sees what happens in Munich.}

4.) 08 Aug 2021
08 Aug 2021 09:57:46
Thanks Ed, that sounds complicated. Any insight into who Spurs are looking at as a Kane replacement, if not Vlahovic? Also any truth to rumors around City offering Bernardo Silva or Jesus as part of offer for Kane? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - They want Vlahovic but have looked at other more versatile forwards like Marcus Thuram and Joaquin Correa, as well as traditional strikers in Sasa Kalajdzic, Alassane Plea and Matthew Hoppe.}

5.) 08 Aug 2021
08 Aug 2021 12:34:05
You are awesome Ed002, do you see Spurs signing any of them this window? The media have only reported interest in Hoppe.

Also, Times and Gary Jacob are reporting that Spurs have agreed a fee with Inter for Lautaro Martinez, any truth there? It is completely out of the blue! Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I should have included Lautaro Martinez on the list. Spurs have certainly made an enquiry but I discounted it as the player would also want Champions League football - so he will need persuading. Inter had been trying to avoid selling him but they must raise funds to buy and they are looking to add Zapata to replace Lukaku and Joaquin Correa if Martinez leaves. Giacomo Raspadori is another an option. Inter may have been pushed in to a corner with offers from two sides being rejected for the impressive Martin Satriano.}