The Chinese Super League has been hogging the headlines recently as they downright sweep top players off their feet with piles of cash. Next on their radar is an England individual relishing in his prime.
According to The Mail, clubs in China are keeping tabs on Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli, no doubt as all eyes are on them looking at their cracking run of form. The salary willing to be offered is a whopping £800,000-a-week for either one.
Apart from the Spurs pair, Daniel Sturridge and Ross Barkley are shortlisted too. Both Merseysiders are enduring mixed fortunes at their currents clubs, the former has largely been a spectator from the bench while the Everton midfielder is struggling to hit the ground running.
The latest player to head over to China is John Obi Mikel.
Holding onto Kane and Alli is only part of the ploy of the Lilywhites as they are keen to recruit fresh faces to the team too. The Sun reports that the north Londoners will continue to pursue Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha in summer. The 24-year-old is currently engaged in the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, a fact that put off their attempt at the moment. Spurs have found their scoring boots once again yet at times they appear to be crying out for pace up front to further polish their attacking threat, and Zaha is undeniably one of the best options within the league.
Thankfully for them, the Spanish giants – Real Madrid- are shackled with a transfer ban till the end of the current campaign yet the London club are set to rebuff any offers later on. PSG and other European big boys might join the stiff competition too. Tottenham Hotspur doubled his salary when he put pen to paper in September and they could have to do the same thing sooner or later.
On the other hand, Spurs are on the verge of losing one of their targets to a Premier League rival. Liverpool are close to securing the signature of Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy. Both Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp have scouted the winger and are clearly impressed. The Reds leapt ahead in terms of negotiations as they will sign the talented attacker and loan him back to the Canaries until the end of the season.
Pochettino stated earlier that very minimal activity is expected in the winter window yet it remains under scepticism as the Argentinean is known for knitting deals right on deadline day.