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Redknapp eyes up ‘new Modric’

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race in the hunt for Hajduk Split striker Ante Vukusic who has been dubbed the ‘new Luka Modric’.

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Tottenham are reportedly leading the race in the hunt for Hajduk Split striker Ante Vukusic who has been dubbed the ‘new Luka Modric’.

Manager Harry Redknapp has been eyeing up the 20-year-old for sometime and wants to pair both Vukusic and Modric together rather that replacing the latter with the former.

The agent of Vukusic, Kenneth Shepherd, claims his client has his heart set on a move to England which has alerted both Newcastle United and Everton to his availability. 

And after 18 goals for Hajduk last season, the £5m rated forward is likely to see his value rise over the coming months.

A source close to the player said on the situation “Ante wants to play in England and it’s only a matter of time before he does. 

“All the top clubs already know a lot about him because of his performances for Hajduk last season.
 
“Comparisons with Modric are inevitable because he looks just as good as he did at the same age.” 

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“I am good where I am” – Former Premier League star rules out moving to Tottenham

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Marouane Fellaini won’t be moving to Tottenham in January

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has turned down the chance to join Tottenham in January.

The 32-year-old joined Shandong Luneng from United and has impressed in his first season. The lanky Belgian has seven goals and four assists from 22 games but has been linked with Spurs (h/t Evening Standard).

Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini has played for Everton and Manchester United in the past (Image credit: Getty)

Fellaini has a deal for another two years with the Chinese club and told Eleven Sports that he is in contact with Jose Mourinho (h/t Evening Standard):

“Jose is special for me.

“We text each other, we call each other from time to time.”

However, the Belgian claimed he was happy at Luneng and wished Mourinho the best:

“He’s taken over at Spurs and he’s doing well. I wish him all the best, but I am good where I am now.”

Spurs don’t have a lot of money to spend

Signing a few players in the winter window could give us the extra push we need to get into the top four.

However, the Evening Standard claims that there will be limited funds for the boss to spend when the window opens.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a free agent in the winter window (Image credit: Getty)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bruno Fernandes will not be coming to Spurs in January, either (h/t Evening Standard).

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Spurs lie six points behind Chelsea in the race for the fourth Premier League spot. Hopefully, Mourinho can get us going and we ensure Champions League football next season.

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“No one leaving in January” – Premier League manager confirms Tottenham-linked star isn’t leaving

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Brendan Rodgers claims Tottenham-linked James Maddison won’t leave in January

James Maddison has been excellent for Leicester City this season. The England midfielder has helped the Foxes to second in the Premier League and has also featured for the national team.

The 23-year-old has five goals and three assists for Leicester this season and has been linked with Tottenham (h/t Football.london).

Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich City around 18 months ago, and his progress has been incredible.

James Maddison
James Maddison celebrates after scoring against Tottenham (Image credit: Getty)

However, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes that none of his players will leave the club next month (h/t Football.london):

“If you’re doing well, there will always be speculation.

“The boys understand that. Maddison has started the season very well, he’s been very productive. He’s a bright young player and he’s got a bright future.

“There’ll be no-one leaving in January. Categorically.”

Tottenham’s midfield problems

Maddison could work wonders for this Spurs team as we lack goals from the midfield. Christian Eriksen is a free agent in the summer while Giovani Lo Celso hasn’t played much under Jose Mourinho.

Eriksen has struggled for consistency this season while Lo Celso hasn’t been able to cement a place under the new boss.

Jose Mourinho and Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen and Jose Mourinho during the win over West Ham (Image credit: AFP)

Mourinho has to solve this issue soon as almost half the season is already done.

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We have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, however, we are six points off a top-four place in the Premier League.

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Tottenham keen on 28-year-old star struggling at Real Madrid

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Tottenham interested in Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez

Tottenham are interested in Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez, according to El Chiringuito (h/t Calciomercato).

The Colombian spent two seasons on loan at Bayer Munich before returning to the Spanish capital.

James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez returned to Real Madrid in the summer after two years at Bayern Munich (Image credit: Getty)

Rodriguez was unable to cement a place at the Bundesliga giants and has struggled for minutes at Real too. The 28-year-old has only made four starts for the Madrid giants and is currently out with an injury.

The report claims that Napoli are also interested in the attacker and could make a move in the January window.

The Serie A giants were linked with him in January but could not meet Real’s valuation of the player (h/t Calciomercato).

A risky signing for Spurs?

The Colombian has struggled for form ever since he joined Los Galacticos after the 2014 World Cup.

Rodriguez was one of the stars in that competition, but things just haven’t gone his way since.

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Christian Eriksen and Jose Mourinho during the win over West Ham (Image credit: AFP)

The attacking-midfielder is 28 already and adjusting to the Premier League isn’t a surety either. Spurs could do with more attacking options in the winter window, but a move for Rodriguez seems to be risky.

Christian Eriksen is a free agent in the summer and put in another average display at Munich.

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We might need to sign a replacement for the Dane in January, and it will be interesting to see what Mourinho’s plans are next month.

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Tottenham dealt blow in chase for 33-year-old Premier League winner

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AS Roma reject move from Tottenham for Edin Dzeko

Tottenham’s move to sign Edin Dzeko has been rejected by AS Roma, according to Corriere dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The two-time Premier League winner left Manchester City for Roma close to three years ago. Dzeko has been one of the top performers for the Serie A giants and has eight goals and two assists for them this season.

The 33-year-old was decent during his time at Manchester, and the report claims that Tottenham see him as the perfect back-up for Harry Kane.

Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko joined AS Roma from Manchester City (Image credit: Getty)

The Englishman has been in great touch under Jose Mourinho, but we don’t have senior cover for the striker.

Troy Parrott could get some minutes if Kane needs a break while Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura cal also lead the line.

Roma have no intention of selling Dzeko

The Bosnian has scored 95 goals for Roma and they have said that the striker is not for sale (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham could do with another striker coming in with us allowing two senior forwards to leave in the previous summer.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane scored twice against Serbian side Red Star (Image credit: Getty)

Mourinho could do with more players coming in the January window, and it will be interesting to see what his plans are.

Spurs have been better under him than Mauricio Pochettino, however, we are far from the final product.

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Mourinho has lost just one game in charge of Spurs, and his next Premier League clash is away to Wolves on Sunday.

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