Wrapping up the Tottenham transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
Harry Kane ‘staying at Spurs this summer
The saga is over – for now: Harry Kane announced on August 25 that he would be staying at Tottenham this summer after failed Man City bids.
Who have Tottenham been linked with?
Adama Traore – Tottenham’s Hotspur’s bid to sign Traore has suffered a blow with Wolverhampton Wanderers standing firm in their desire to keep the winger (The Daily Telegraph, August 27); Tottenham are in talks with Wolves over a potential deal for Traore (The Guardian, August 24); Tottenham’s new director of football Fabio Paratici might not be in position to sign a new striker as well as potential wing target Traore (Daily Express, August 24); Wolves are braced for an approach from Tottenham for the £45m star if Kane joins Man City before the end of the transfer window (Daily Mail, August 19).
Luis Diaz – Chelsea and Tottenham are battling for the signature of Porto’s £30m-rated Colombia international striker, who was joint top-scorer at Copa America this summer (The Sun, August 25).
Pape Matar Sarr – Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign the exciting Metz midfielder for a fee in the region of £14.6m plus add-ons (Sky Sports, August 24)
Houssem Aouar – Tottenham are interested in signing the Lyon attacking midfielder. Sky Sports News has learned informal talks have been held with Aouar’s representatives. Aouar has two years left on his Lyon contract and wants to weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future (Sky Sports, August 24); Tottenham are set to move for the Lyon playmaker, who has been made available by the French club (Daily Mirror, August 19).
Frank Kessie – Spurs are ready to offer a lucrative financial package to the AC Milan midfielder when he becomes a free agent next summer (The Sun, August 24).
Cristiano Ronaldo – Tottenham has emerged as a potential destination for Cristiano Ronaldo if he does end up leaving Juventus this summer, according to reports in Italy (Daily Express, August 23).
Noni Madueke – PSV Eindhoven have told Tottenham it will cost them £40m to re-sign Madueke – two years after the England U21 international left them for nothing (Sunday Mirror, August 22).
Ilaix Moriba – Tottenham are exploring a move for the unsettled Barcelona teenager, but face fierce competition for his signature from the likes of RB Leipzig, Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid (Daily Mail, August 22).
Nahitan Nandez – Tottenham are closing in on a loan deal with a view to a permanent deal worth £22m for the Cagliari and Uruguay international (Calciomercato, August 20); Spurs have made an approach after the midfielder handed in a transfer request earlier this summer following interest from Inter Milan (Sky Sports, August 17).
Kurt Zouma – Tottenham are interested in signing Zouma, whose preference is to remain in London amid interest from West Ham (Sky Sports, August 18).
Pau Torres – Villarreal accepted a £40m offer from Tottenham for Torres, but reports in Spain say that the player rejected the chance to move to the Premier League (Daily Express, August 14); Villarreal defender Pau Torres has emerged as another option for Tottenham if they lose Harry Kane to Man City this month (Daily Express, August 13).
Dusan Vlahovic – Arsenal and Tottenham have been quoted an exceptionally steep price of £60m by Fiorentina as they eye a transfer for striker Vlahovic (Sunday Mirror, August 15); Tottenham have intensified their efforts to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in the wake of Lautaro Martinez’s agent confirming talks over a new deal with Inter Milan (Daily Express, August 13)
The latest players linked with a Tottenham exit
Tottenham are willing to sell a number of their first-team players this summer in order to help fund their rebuild of the squad, including Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko.
Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth have already been sold to help fund the arrivals of Pierluigi Gollini and winger Bryan Gil.
Sissoko set for Hornets switch?
SSN’s Dharmesh Sheth on the Transfer Show (August 26):
“This one has been floating around on social media for the past hour and I’ve just had it confirmed to me that Watford are in talks with Tottenham over the permanent signing of midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
“Watford are prepared to allow Will Hughes to leave to Crystal Palace and I’m told they’re increasingly confident of signing Sissoko.”
Harry Kane – Kane has been in talks about an improved contract, which he hopes could be worth up to £400,000 a week after admitting defeat in his attempt to leave Tottenham for Man City (The Times, August 26); Tottenham are ready to offer Kane a £100,000-a-week pay rise in a bid to keep him out of Man City’s clutches (The Sun, August 26); Kane has announced he will stay at Tottenham this summer after a move to Manchester City failed to materialise (Sky Sports, August 25); Kane has told Spurs he still wants to go – and feels he is being hung out to dry by the club (The Sun, August 25); Man City are undeterred in their pursuit of Kane and set to continue pressing to sign the England captain over the coming days (Daily Mail, August 25); Tottenham believe they are winning the battle to keep Kane as it emerged Man City’s opening offer for the striker was worth only a guaranteed £75m (Daily Mail, August 24); Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is determined not to be forced into selling Kane to Man City during the final week of the transfer window (Daily Telegraph, August 24); Man City are still £50m short of meeting Tottenham’s £150m valuation of Kane (Sunday Mirror, August 22); Kane believes chairman Daniel Levy has broken a promise to let him leave Tottenham this summer (Daily Mail, August 18); Kane has thrown down the gauntlet to Daniel Levy to make good on an understanding that he could leave Tottenham if the club failed to win a trophy or finished outside the top four last season (Daily Telegraph, August 18); Kane expects a breakthrough before the weekend in his bid to join Man City (The Sun, August 18).
Tanguy Ndombele – Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo says it is not his job to convince anyone to play for the club after record signing Ndombele asked to leave; The midfielder is considering leaving Tottenham this summer after the club’s £65m record signing was left out of the Arsenal pre-season friendly by Nuno Espirito Santo (Daily Mail, August 10).
Oliver Skipp – Newcastle are interested in signing the Tottenham midfielder after his impressive promotion-winning campaign with Norwich last term.
Davinson Sanchez – The Colombia international is in discussions over a move to Sevilla as a potential replacement for wantaway centre-back Jules Kounde, according to his agent (Daily Mail, August 2).
Cameron Carter-Vickers – Celtic have been told they will need to stump up for Cameron Carter-Vickers because the American star wants to leave Tottenham for good (Daily Record, August 2); Celtic are interested in signing the Tottenham defender (Daily Record, July 23).
Japhet Tanganga – Tottenham are reportedly set to sanction a loan move for the young defender that will see him join Turkish giants Galatasaray (Daily Mirror, August 4); Galatasaray have made a loan offer for the defender (Sky Sports News, July 29).
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Confirmed Tottenham signings
Pierluigi Gollini – Atalanta, loan
Bryan Gil – Seville, £21.6m plus Erik Lamela
Cristian Romero – Atalanta, £42m
Confirmed Tottenham departures
Paulo Gazzaniga – contract expired
Danny Rose – Watford, free transfer
Kazaiah Sterling – contract expired
Juan Foyth – Villarreal, undisclosed
Erik Lamela – Seville, swap for Bryan Gil
Kion Etete – Northampton, loan
Joe Hart – Celtic, undisclosed
Tottenham contract news
Heung-Min Son – The Spurs forward has signed a new four-year contract with the north London club that will run until 2025.
Hugo Lloris – The Spurs goalkeeper says he is ‘calm and relaxed’ despite no sign of new contract talks as he enters his 10th season at the club.
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