Things appear to be a lot rosier on the side of North London where Andre Villas-Boas’ reputation has seemingly stayed intact despite his poor spell at Chelsea as The Sun report that the Portuguese manager will be trusted with a huge transfer kitty at Tottenham Hotspur. Chairman Daniel Levy is expected to hand the new manager a base outlay of £40m aside from the money raised from player sales, which the report suggests could reach a total of £100m considering the high-price Luka Modric’s sale is expected to raise. He also begun the purchasing spree by adding Gylfi Sigurdsson, with long-time target Jan Vertonghen and possibly Porto’s Hulk also in his sights.
The Daily Star has more dope on that interesting titbit on Hulk, with reports emerging that Andre Villas-Boas could spell trouble for his former employers as Tottenham join the chase for the Chelsea target. The 25 year-old Porto man is expected to cost £35 million and the former Porto boss is expected to make a move for the forward in an attempt to foil Chelsea’s plans. With Spurs’ squad having just the one striker in Jermain Defoe, the purchase of a world class striker will be AVB’s first order of business at White Hart Lane as Tottenham aim to return to the Champions League next season.
The Daily Mail reports that new Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is not wasting anytime in bringing in reinforcements. Having already finished up the long-drawn Sigurdsson transfer successfully, the Portuguese manager has tabled a £11 million bid for skillful Brazilian youngster Oscar. However, the 20 year old’s club Internacional are demanding a £20 million fee for their star player, who is being viewed as a potential Luka Modric replacement in the Spurs midfield. Also, a move for Porto’s Joao Moutinho might also be on the cards, with the Portuguese midfielder declaring his desire to reunite with AVB.
Tottenham look set to lose out on another top striker this summer after Inter’s Diego Forlan confirmed that he is planning to move to South America this summer. The 33 year-old was on Tottenham’s radar as they look to strengthen their forward line, however, a move to Brazil is said to be on the cards after the player told Tele Doce, “After 14 years spent playing football around the world, for me to be able to play for a team close to my country, Uruguay, is something that makes me very happy.”
Lyon have given the suitors of Hugo Lloris until the 15th of July to come up with a £16m bid for their number one keeper as The Sun report that Tottenham continue to track the Frenchman. The club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed that if any of Europe’s ‘Top Five’ clubs came in with the right bid he wouldn’t stand in the way of his 25 year old keeper leaving, which as things stand would clearly rule out the Europa League-playing Spurs.