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Mauricio Pochettino recently admitted that the club are in need of some strengthening in the January transfer window if they are to revive the season. The statements from the manager came after the 2-1 loss against Monaco in the champions league. The result means that Tottenham will not be involved in the knockout stages of the Champions League, while they face a struggle with CSKA Moscow to even qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Spurs have already been linked with several players over the last few weeks. One of the transfer targets from the summer, Yunus Malli, seems to have come back on the club’s agenda. The Turkish international was seen as a cheaper alternative to Georginio Wijnaldum. Spurs were interested in the former Newcastle United midfielder, who joined Liverpool in the summer for around £25 million. Malli would cost in the region of £8 million, while also being quite happy with the role of a squad player.

These attributes would perfectly suit Tottenham, and the club seem to have revealed their interest. Malli’s agent has claimed that there is once again interest in the transfer market and that his client could be on the move in January.

The 24-year-old plays for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga and he has been with the German outfit for the majority of his career. After having come through the ranks at Borussia Monchengladbach, Yunus Malli joined Mainz in 2011 and has gone on to make more than 135 appearances for the team. This season, he has been a revelation after managing to score six goals in 11 league appearances. There are also four assists to his name from these matches, thus effectively meaning a return of almost one goal per game.

It is a vast improvement over last season when he scored 11 goals throughout the campaign in all competitions. His improved form has certainly not gone unnoticed, as Spurs are once again revisiting the possibility of signing him.

The Premier League outfit will be especially attracted by the fact that Yunus Malli only has a contract until the summer of 2018. He is yet to sign a new deal with Mainz, thus leaving him with the possibility of leaving on a cheap in the summer. Mainz would rather sell him in January or in the summer rather than lose him for nothing in the summer of 2018 if the present contract stand-off continues.

His agent expects transfer movement to certainly start, but he does not see the client moving in the first few weeks of January. Speaking to Bild, the player’s uncle and agent Ilhan Malli said:

“We work well with Mainz. If interesting offers come, we’ll get together.

“A bit of movement is already on the market. But this is probably only going to start at the beginning of January.”

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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.

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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 hopeful of keeping rising Tottenham star despite interest from other clubs

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Jose Mourinho hopeful of keeping Tory Parrott at Tottenham

Troy Parrott is one of the brightest talents at Tottenham. The 17-year-old Irish striker made his Premier League debut in the 5-0 win over Burnley and had featured in the Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester too.

The forward has already played for the Irish senior side, and there are great things expected from him.

Troy Parrott
Troy Parrott made his senior debut for Spurs in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

However, the youngster has only 18 months left on his contract and has attracted the interest from several European clubs (h/t Sun).

Jose Mourinho is keen to keep hold of the 17-year-old and is hopeful of convincing him to stay at Tottenham, according to the Evening Standard (h/t Sun).

Mourinho has some tough decisions to take as Spurs boss. Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are all free agents in the summer.

Spurs need to keep hold of Parrott

The youngster is a great talent and it will interesting to see how many games he plays this season.

The report claims that Parrott could feature against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tomorrow.

Spurs can’t mix the team up much later in the season as we are out of the Carabao Cup. However, Parrott could play in the FA Cup too.

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Tottenham keeping tabs on 9-goal striker to provide cover for Harry Kane

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Tottenham keeping tabs on Galatasaray striker Vedat Muriqi

Tottenham are one of several clubs interested in 25-year-old forward Vedat Muriqi, according to Sporx (h/t Sun).

The lanky forward scored against England for Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier and has been prolific for Galatasaray too.

Muriqi has scored nine goals and provided two assists from 13 Turkish league games this season.

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Vedat Muriqi (L) is great at winning headers (Image credit: Getty)

The centre-forward has six goals and two assists for Kosovo over the past season and is great in the air.

The report claims that we are interested in signing a back-up for Harry Kane but there are others keen on the 25-year-old.

Leicester City are interested in the Kosovo striker but so are Lazio, Frankfurt and Monaco (h/t Sun).

Spurs could do with cover for Kane given that we allowed Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen to leave in the previous summer window.

We didn’t sign any replacements and that could be a problem if Kane picks up an injury.

The Englishman was in great touch in the 5-0 win over Burnley and scored a brace too.

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

Tottenham returning to winning ways

Spurs bounced back from their defeat to Manchester United with an easy win over the Clarets.

Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko all scored with Kane too. We need to keep picking up the wins as Chelsea lie six points ahead of us in fourth place.

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Premier League rivals demand £50million for Tottenham-linked star

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Norwich want £50m for Tottenham-linked Ben Godfrey

Ben Godfrey is one of the young stars doing their best for Norwich City this season.

Daniel Farke’s team lie in the relegation zone but have put in some quality performances. The 21-year-old centre-back has featured in all of the Canaries’ games this season and has been linked with Tottenham (h/t Daily Star).

Ben Godfrey
Ben Godfrey has done well for Norwich City this season (Image credit: Getty)

However, the English defender will not come on the cheap with the Canaries’ valuing him at £50m, according to The Athletic (h/t Daily Star).

Arsenal are also keen on the rising star but Tottenham have another Norwich defender on their minds too (h/t Daily Star).

Max Aarons, one of Norwich’s full-backs, is also being linked with Jose Mourinho’s team (h/t Daily Star).

There is interest from foreign clubs too with Borussia Dortmund and Lyon keen on Godfrey, according to the report.

Norwich are open to selling him but they are only willing to let him leave for £50m (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham’s defensive issues

We could do with another centre-back coming in as two of our stars are free agents in the summer.

Toby Alderweireld
Toby Aldeweireld is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are in the final year of their deals, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the pair.

Godfrey has looked decent for Norwich, but stepping up for a bigger club will be a real challenge for the youngster.

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