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The lure of Champions League football will certainly help Tottenham attract a large number of players to White Hart Lane next season but there still is a problem, Tottenham have a tough fight on their hands to get the players they want.

The only thing that could work in their favour is ‘first mover’s advantage’ and if Spurs can quickly negotiate and close the deals they are going into; it would certainly help them with their squad as they look to win the Premier League next season.

The Champions League will also be a great test of Mauricio Pochettino’s ability as a manager but that can only happen once he has a decent squad. Tottenham do have a jewel in their manager and here are five transfers which Spurs just cannot afford to miss out on.

Alexandre Lacazette

The French striker might not be in the best of forms but he is certainly one of the best finishers in the game. Lyon certainly have no real chance of winning the Ligue 1 title next season and Lacazette might want a fresh challenge as he looks for a club who give him Champions League football as well. The 25-year-old striker seems to be in advanced negotiations with Spurs and certainly would provide Harry Kane and company a lot of relief as he looks to bang in the goals for Spurs.

Franco Vazquez

The Palermo midfielder can play in a range of positions and hasn’t been linked with a big money move to one of the bigger clubs in England or Spain. That could be the silver lining for Spurs as they look to add quality to a midfield that was often run ragged when key players were missing. Vazquez would certainly help Spurs keep things tight in midfield and can go about attacking as well, he might be 27-years-old but this is one of the signings which can actually take place for Pochettino.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The Armenian was one of the stars of the Bundesliga as he scored 21 goals and provided 20 assists for Borussia Dortmund last season. Mkhitaryan is incredible with his range of passing and his linkup play with the attackers. The 27-year-old is just hitting his peak and could be a valuable addition to Tottenham as they look to give support to players such as Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela, who are seen as the creative inputs for the team. Henrikh would certainly put Tottenham on another level if he is signed up and this could be the biggest deal Spurs pull off in the summer.

Samuel Umtiti

Another player from Lyon who has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 club is Samuel Umtiti. The 22-year-old was one of the standout performances for the French club and seeing that he is a defender would certainly help Spurs who did struggle for cover in that particular region last season. Umtiti is young and could be moulded really well under the leadership of Pochettino and would also provide a lot of quality competition for the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer.

Vincent Janssen

It seems that the manager likes young strikers in the team and another one he seems to have scouted and seen in action is Vincent Janssen. The striker was the top scorer in the Eredivisie with 27 goals for AZ Alkmaar and at just 21 years of age, he would be another one who stars as one of the young brigade for Pochettino. Janssen certainly is being linked with a few top clubs but he does seem to be a better bet than Michy Batshuayi and Breel Embolo at the moment.

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Tottenham name the price for out-of-contract star as Spanish giants meet with club authorities

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham meet with Atletico Madrid over Eriksen’s sale

Spanish outlet AS (h/t Mirror) claims that Tottenham want €60-70million from Christian Eriksen’s sale as the Dane enters the final year of his contract.

The 27-year-old was signed from Ajax in 2013 and has become one of the best in the Premier League.

The Dane helped us reach the Champions League final last season, but wants a different challenge ahead of the new season.

Eriksen has travelled to Asia for the pre-season tour but the report claims that Atletico Madrid are set to bid for the Dane.

A Tottenham member also met with the CEO of Atletico, Miguel Angel Gill, to discuss a deal for Eriksen (h/t Mirror).

Atletico making moves in the window

The La Liga giants have been busy in this transfer window, having sold Antoine Griezmann and bought Joao Felix.

Kieran Trippier also joined them from Tottenham a few days ago, and the report adds that they could sell Angel Correa to Inter Milan.

Kieran Trippier

They would need to reinforce their attack, with James Rodriguez and Eriksen being linked with moves to the Wanda Metropolitano (h/t Mirror).

Getting €60-70million from the Dane’s sale would not be a bad deal, especially if he is off to a foreign club.

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Keeping him for another year runs the risk of him leaving for free while we need to avoid selling the Dane to a Premier League rival.

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Bundesliga giants interested in Tottenham target who took La Liga by storm last season

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Spurs transfer news: Bayern Munich interested in Giovani Lo Celso

The Sun claims that Bayern Munich are interested in Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.

The Argentine enjoyed a great season in La Liga after joining Betis on a season-long loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain.

Giovani Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso

Lo Celso scored 15 times for the club in La Liga, and Betis signed the Argentine for £20m in the summer (h/t Sun). The 23-year-old is also being chased by Manchester United, while the report adds that Tottenham were leading the race at one point.

However, Tottenham are uninterested in paying £60million for the talented midfielder, and Lo Celso has told Betis he wants to join Spurs (h/t Sun).

The 23-year-old could play as an attacking midfielder and is versatile enough to play out wide too.

Tottenham see Lo Celso as an Eriksen replacement

The report claims that Tottenham see the Argentine as a replacement for Christian Eriksen. The Dane is out of a contract at the end of next season and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Tottenham have also seen a £53m bid rejected earlier in the window for the Argentine, and Mauricio Pochettino wants Lo Celso at Tottenham next season (h/t Sun).

Lo Celso did well for the national side in the Copa America too, and it will be an interesting summer for him.

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The 23-year-old would be a great signing for Spurs, but Bayern could move for him given that their other target, Callum Hudson-Odoi, seems et to remain at Chelsea (h/t Sun).

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Tottenham target Brazilian left-back as possible replacement for Danny Rose

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham target Ismaily as Danny Rose’s replacement

Danny Rose was left behind by Tottenham as the team went off to Asia for a pre-season tour.

The English defender will try to seal a move away in the summer and Calciomercato (h/t Football.london) claims that Spurs see Ismaily as a replacement for the left-back.

Ismaily
Ismaily

The Brazilian has tons of experience playing for Shakhtar Donetsk and was even selected for a friendly by the national side.

Ismaily, however, signed a new deal with Shakhtar recently (h/t Football.london) and he is an interesting choice to replace Rose.

Age should be a factor when searching for Rose’s replacement

Spurs have Ben Davies as the other senior left-back in the team, and the Welshman signed a new long-term deal to stay at the club.

Ismaily might have a ton of experience, however, he is not a young defender being 29-years-old.

Spurs should consider signing defenders who have the potential to develop further, while Ismaily is in the prime of his career.

The Brazilian would not be a bad second choice to provide cover for Davies, however, the left-back would want to start regularly as he does with the Ukrainian side.

The 29-year-old is an attacking full-back, who would work well under Mauricio Pochettino, and it will be interesting to see if we sign him once Rose leaves.

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The English defender did a decent job for us in the second half of the previous campaign and we should get a good deal by selling him.

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Tottenham offer £200,000-a-week contract in hopes of keeping 27-year-old star

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham offer Eriksen £200,000-a-week contract in hopes of keeping star

Tottenham have offered Christian Eriksen a new contract worth £200,000-a-week, according to the Daily Mail (h/t Metro).

The Danish midfielder will be a free agent at the end of next season and several top European clubs are interested in his services.

Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona are all keen on the 27-year-old (h/t Metro), and the Dane also spoke about taking up a new challenge recently.

Tottenham want to keep hold of their creative midfielder and the report claims that the new deal is substantially higher than his current contract worth £80,000-a-week.

Eriksen, however, is taking his decision not on the basis of wages offered but on the possibility of a great opportunity arising (h/t Metro).

Madrid and Barcelona have spent big this summer while Juventus have also been big spenders in the transfer window.

Spurs have to make a decision on Eriksen

The report adds that Daniel Levy could look to sell Eriksen this summer if the Dane does not sign a new deal with the club.

Tottenham need to wrap up their transfer business as quickly as possible since losing Eriksen just before the start of the season would mess up our preparations.

The Dane has travelled with the side for the pre-season Asia tour and should feature against Juventus and Manchester United in the coming days.

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Eriksen is one of the best in the Premier League and hopefully, we find the right replacement for the 27-year-old.

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