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Tottenham have clearly not given up on Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who continues to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane (Daily Mirror). Isco has been at Madrid since 2013, but the 24-year-old is widely expected to leave the club after falling down the pecking order. Manager Zinedine Zidane has not preferred using the Spanish midfielder much in his first-team selection. Even though Isco has been quite decent in terms of statistics, the lack of regular gametime is forcing the midfielder to consider his future at the Santiago Bernabeu. It is actually the best time for the player to make such a move considering that his contract runs out in the summer of 2018. Quoted by the Mirror, Isco said:

“I’m calm. What worries me is to have minutes. A player’s career is small.

“I’m happy here and would stay many more years. From now until the end of the season, we will make a decision. It is my future at stake.”

Spurs have shown interest in Isco for almost 6 months. Just when it seemed that they would be able to get the player in January, Isco ruled out any potential move until the summer. The summer actually represents a great time to sign a player like Isco, as he will have only 12 months left on his contract. Spurs can persuade Real Madrid, with whom they have a great relationship following the transfers of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, to lower their valuation of €30 million. The player is likely to be available for around €20 million due to the significantly less time left on his contract.

Only a few weeks ago, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague ruled out the possibility of Isco moving to White Hart Lane. In the past, the lack of Champions League would have been a major reason behind Spurs failing to sign players of such calibre. After having finished third in the league last season, the club reached the group stages of the Champions League in the current campaign. Even though Pochettino has been unable to get Spurs into the knockout stages of the Champions League, it is still a commendable improvement from the club considering that they have not spent an awful lot of money.

Spurs remain on course for yet another campaign in the Champions League, even after the 2-0 loss against Liverpool a few weeks ago. Even though the club are 10 points behind table leaders Chelsea, Pochettino is yet to concede defeat in the title race. After a 3-0 win over Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Tottenham will be fighting in the latter stages of the competition hoping to win the trophy for a ninth time in the club’s history. This time around, the club may actually be capable of pulling off a major transfer in the form of Isco.

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Pochettino rejected the chance to swap Christian Eriksen for this world-class Serie A star

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Spurs transfer news: Pochettino rejected the chance of Dybala-Eriksen swap

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino rejected a deal which would have seen Paulo Dybala replace Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.

The Argentine attacker had a below-average season last time around while Eriksen had spoken about taking up a new challenge after the Champions League final.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of this season, and the report claims that Pochettino was hopeful that Eriksen would sign a new deal with the club.

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The manager refused to enter negotiations with Juventus, but the Italian giants are among the favourites to sign the Tottenham star alongside Barcelona (h/t Daily Mail).

Tottenham cannot sign any players now while Eriksen is free to negotiate with foreign teams in January given that his contract is expiring.

Spurs failing with talks

The report adds that Tottenham have failed with their attempts of a contract renewal for the Danish midfielder and Eriksen is not willing to accept a new offer from the club.

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Losing Eriksen for a free would be a major blow for Spurs and hopefully, we can get some money by selling the Dane in the January window, just as we did with Mousa Dembele.

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The 27-year-old is one of the best in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see how we deal with this situation in the coming months.

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Tottenham send scouts to watch 16-year-old who starred against PSG

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham scout Rennes youngster Camavinga

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham had sent scouts over to watch Eduardo Camavinga in action against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.

The 16-year-old put up an excellent display against the French champions and helped Rennes defeat the Parisians.

The defensive midfielder set up the match-winning goal and was excellent throughout the night as PSG struggled to get the better of Rennes.

Eduardo Camavinga

The report claims that Manchester City and Arsenal also sent scouts to watch Camavinga at the weekend, and Tottenham were interested in the teenager last season too.

The Angola-born midfielder has also gained the attention of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid (h/t Daily Mail), and the youngster is already being compared to another French talent, Paul Pogba.

Camavinga has a long way to go in his career but he is one of the brightest talents coming through the French system.

Tottenham have already raided France this summer

Spurs made one of the best moves in the summer by landing Tanguy Ndombele, and the Frenchman has been one of the bright spots so far this season.

Camavinga could be a great addition to the team but we need to see how he does in the coming months.

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Last season saw him break into the Rennes senior team and if he can continue his performances at a high level, there will be some serious offers for the 16-year-old.

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“Mistake”, “For shame” – Some Tottenham fans can’t believe in-form star has been omitted by national side

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Latest Spurs news: Lo Celso called-up for Argentina squad but Lamela omitted

Tottenham’s summer signing Giovani Lo Celso got a few minutes in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City and has been called up for the Argentina national team squad.

The former Real Betis and PSG midfielder featured for the side in their Copa America journey during the summer, and it will be interesting to see if he starts for us in our next game.

The 23-year-old is one of the most talented players from South America but needs time to adjust to the league after joining Tottenham on deadline day.

Although Lo Celso has done well in the past season, there was one surprise omission from the call-up list.

Where is Coco?

Erik Lamela has been one of the bright spots for Spurs this season and had two important moments in the draw against the Cityzens. The Argentine caught Ederson out of position for our first equaliser and it was his delivery that Lucas Moura turned into the net in the second half.

Lamela struggled for fitness in the previous campaign, but he could be an important player for us this season.

Tottenham didn’t sign any wingers in the summer and if Lamela stays fit, we should see more magic from the Argentine.

Many Tottenham fans were pleased for Lo Celso but were surprised at Lamela’s exclusion.

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Tottenham star uninterested in £200,000-a-week contract as he eyes exit

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Spurs transfer news: Eriksen won’t enter contract talks despite £200,000-a-week offer

Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of the season and the Mirror claims that the Dane has received no offers from other clubs so far.

The Dane is one of the best in the Premier League and Tottenham’s officials are confused as to why the midfielder isn’t sitting down for contract talks (h/t Mirror).

The report claims that Eriksen has been offered £200,000-a-week by Spurs, and that would make him one of the highest earners under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the Dane wants a move to either Barcelona, Juventus or Real Madrid (h/t Mirror).

The European transfer window is open until 2nd September, and Tottenham can sell players to foreign clubs.

Eriksen is playing a dangerous game

The report adds that Eriksen’s representatives aren’t willing to discuss a new contract with Spurs. However, none of the clubs has made any inclination to sign the Tottenham star.

This leaves Eriksen’s future in limbo and he could remain at Tottenham beyond the window should a club fail to register a quality bid.

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Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

Dealing with Daniel Levy will be another problem for any club wanting to sign Eriksen, but Spurs have to play the game right.

Losing Eriksen for free would be a major error in our transfer business as we could get a decent sum from his sale this summer.

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However, keeping him until the end of this season could see him join a Premier League rival, which would be a huge blow for us.

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