Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike continues to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane after his agent claimed Tottenham remain in the hunt for the Nigeria international. With Harry Kane the only in form striker at the club, Emenike’s agent has explained how he is not surprised that they want to sign the £15m-rated striker, although he also confirmed that Spurs are yet to make any offer.
Emenike’s agent Erdem Konyar said: “Tottenham only really have one striker right now so it is not a surprise that they are interested. However, I do not think Fenerbahce have received an official bid yet. If Fenerbahce give us permission we could enter negotiations.”
Another striker said to be on Mauricio Pochettino’s radar is Carlos Bacca of Seville. The Colombian has notched 10 goals in 17 La Liga appearances this season, and the Daily Express claims Pochettino wants to sign him to link him up in a two-man attack alongside Kane in order to push on with their top-four challenge. It could spell the end for Roberto Soldado in the Premier league, with the Spanish forward rumoured to have been offered in a part-exchange deal for Bacca.
Tottenham: Players linked with a January transfer
Tottenham: Players linked with a January transfer
1/12 Emmanuel Emenike
The pacey Nigerian striker is available for £15m and Spurs are certainly lacking fire power in attack with Harry Kane currently carrying the team by himself. However, the players agent has confirmed that Spurs are yet to make a bid for the player, and Fenerbahce would like to hold on to him until at least the summer.
2/12 Carlos Bacca
Seville's Colombian forward has already scored 10 goals this season for his club and is being lined up by Mauricio Pochettino to join Harry Kane in attack, with current Spurs striker Roberto Soldado a possible make-weight in any move for him.
3/12 Jay Rodriguez
The Southampton midfielder was coveted by Spurs in the last transfer window. Expected to return to action in January after recovering from the ACL knee injury which forced him to miss the World Cup.
4/12 Morgan Schneiderlin
Like Rodriguez, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino knows Schneiderlin all too well from his days as Southampton manager.
5/12 Aly Cissokho
The Aston Villa full-back, who was at Liverpool on loan from Valencia last season, has been linked with a January move to White Hart Lane.
6/12 Ezequiel Lavezzi
The Argentinian forward is understood to be currently unsettled at PSG, having failed to report back for training. Would be Spurs’ marquee signing of the season if it comes off.
7/12 Sergi Samper
Spurs scouts are reportedly looking at the 19-year-old Barcelona midfielder, who has appeared in cup competitions for the Catalan giants. A loan move for the remainder of the season is a possibility.
8/12 Niklas Moisander
The Ajax captain, 29, was at voted Finnish Football of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. The centre-back’s contract runs out at the end of the season.
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10/12 Ezequiel Ponce
The highly-rated 17-year-old Argentinian who plays his club football for Newell’s Old Boys, has reportedly sparked a budding war between Roma and Tottenham.
11/12 Andrej Kramaric
The Belgian striker is also reportedly a £7.5m target for Chelsea. Has scored 21 goals in his first 18 league matches this season for HNK Rijeka.
12/12 Hector Moreno
The Argentine defender, 26, worked under Pochettino at Espanyol during the manager's time with the Spanish club.
ON THEIR WAY OUT…
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is believed to be in talks with Italian side Parma over a January move, but his hefty wage demands could scupper any chance of a move for the out-of-favour forward. Adebayor has very much become the forgotten man at White Hart Lane (again) and news emerged that he could be a surprise target for Serie A side Adebayor. However, the Evening Standard reports that Adebayor’s pay demands of around £100,000-a-week are currently blocking any move, and the Italian club will need Spurs to contribute for that if they are to take on the Togolese striker – something the Premier League club are not willing to do.
They are prepared to let Adebayor leave though should the right terms be agreed, with reported interested also coming from Qatar and the United States with a move to the MLS rumoured to be on the cards.
Paulinho also looks to be on his way out of the club although he may still stay in Europe after the Daily Express claimed Italian champions Juventus are willing to take a gamble on the Brazilian flop. The midfielder joined Spurs for £17m two seasons’ ago and was even linked with a move to Chelsea last summer, but a dramatic fall from grace has seen him drop out of Pochettino’s first-team plans and has paved the way for a January exit.
The future of Aaron Lennon remains unclear too, with reported interest coming from Stoke after they saw Oussama Assaidi’s loan end early. Assaidi had not had the desired effect this season and his parent club Liverpool elected to sell him for £4.7m to Dubai outfit Al Ahli. With Mark Hughes on the lookout for a replacement, Lennon is believed to be top of his wish list, and Spurs could be willing to let Lennon go if the fee matches their valuation.
It looks like Younes Kaboul will remain at the club despite falling behind Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio in the centre-back pecking order after Spurs rejected an approach form Turkish side Besiktas. Club vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi confirmed that the two sides had been unable to reach an agreement on a price for the Frenchman, although Besiktas could still return with an improved offer.
"Younes Kaboul was on our shortlist but unfortunately we have not been able to agree on price,” said Nur Cebi. "I do not see this transfer as being financially viable, we cannot meet the price Tottenham want for him, the only way this deal can go ahead is if we agree on price."
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