Tottenham transfer news latest: Dani Ceballos, Giovani Lo Celso, Nicolo Zaniolo, Christian Eriksen, Dani Olmo

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to secure further recruits after completing deals for Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke

Tom Kershaw
Saturday 06 July 2019 13:49
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Tottenham Hotspur have apparently moved ahead in the race for Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos.

The Spanish U21 international is available this summer after starring at the European Championships with Real keen to cash in on some of their fringe players.

Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with the 22-year-old who is likely to cost upwards of £40m.

But AS report that a personal intervention from manager Mauricio Pochettino has swung things in their favour.

They say Pochettino has promised first team football in north London, something Ceballos is desperate for after sitting out of much of last season on the sidelines.

The club could also be set to smash their transfer record for a second time this summer with a move for Real Betis' Giovani Lo Celso.

The Argentine international is firmly on Pochettino's radar as he looks to reshape his Champions League finalists.

And Football Insider claim that the club are ready to back their manager with an offer of more than £60m for Lo Celso with a £150,000-a-week contract.

Spurs are also keen on signing Roma wonderkid Nicolo Zaniolo and could be willing to throw Toby Alderweireld in to get him.

The Italians are keen to sign a centre-back after selling Kostas Manolas to Napoli and Spurs are ready to bid £16m plus Alderweireld for the 20-year-old.

Alderweireld has a £25m release clause in his contract and bitter rivals Arsenal are considering swooping in for the Belgian defender, according to The Daily Star.

​Juventus are also keen on Zaniolo, but Roma would prefer to sell abroad given their hostility between the clubs.

Following Alderweireld out the door could well be Christian Eriksen with reports suggesting he is edging closer to an exit.

Eriksen wants to leave (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

The Daily Star suggest that despite there yet being an official bid confidence is growing that he will indeed leave the club this summer.

Spain U21 international Dani Olmo has also emerged as a target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Olmo currently plays in Croatia with Dynamo Zagreb and would cost £22m, according to Mucho Deporte.

Olmo is also being targeted by Manchester United, however, Spurs reportedly already have an agreement with the player’s agent.

The Daily Mail report that Fulham full-back Ryan Sessegnon remains a target

Nicolo Zaniolo is a target for Spurs (Reuters)

Sessegnon, who Spurs value at around £30m, could swap west for north London in a deal which could include his twin brother Steven.

The Mail has also reported that the club are continuing to keep tabs on Norwich’s Max Aarons.

Spurs are also ready to challenge Manchester City for Bournemouth’s centre-half Nathan Ake, according to L’Equipe.

The champions are keen on the Dutch international but Spurs could join the chase too. The Cherries want upwards of £40m for the former Chelsea man.

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