Tottenham Hotspur transfer news and rumours: Spurs enter race for £27m Manchester United target Nicolas Gaitan; Carlos Bacca deal close

The latest transfer news and rumours surrounding White Hart Lane

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In the hunt...

Tottenham have entered the race to sign midfielder Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica, according to O Jogo.

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The Portuguese newspaper have reported Spurs scouts have watched the 26-year-old Argentina international, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Valencia in this transfer window.

Gaitan has a release clause of £27m.


Joining Gaitain at White Hart Lane this month could be the Colombian striker Carlos Bacca. The 28-year-old, who plays for Sevilla, is close to securing a move to Spurs, according various news outlets this morning. He has won 15 caps for Colombia.

Paulinho is closing in on a move to Juventus

Leaving the Lane?

Paulinho, who has been on the periphery of the Spurs team this season has edged nearer to a move to Juventus. Reports in Italy claim fellow Serie A side AC Milan are also interested in the 26-year-old, but Juve are believed to have won the race.