Inactive in recent transfer windows, Tottenham could be about to explode into action with some massive arrivals and the sale of one of their biggest stars.
Reports suggest Manchester United are eyeing a late move for Christian Eriksen and Spurs could be willing to sell him amid fresh links with some big-name attacking weapons.
Already reportedly chasing Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, latest reports have Mauricio Pochettino’s linked with recent Utd target Paulo Dybala and out-of-favour Barcelona megastar Philippe Coutinho.
It’s likely all the potential deals hinge on each other but moves involving the trio — worth an estimated combined $A455 — has the potential to strengthen both teams and shake up the Premier League title race.
Check out the latest news and rumours below.
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UTD LINE UP ERIKSEN RAID
Manchester United are considering a late move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen before Friday’s (AEST) transfer deadline, Sky Sports News reports.
There has not been any direct contact between the clubs over a deal yet but United are still looking to sign a new midfielder after losing Ander Herrera to PSG earlier this summer.
The 27-year-old’s Denmark international’s potential move to Old Trafford is not dependant on Paul Pogba leaving the club and United currently expect the midfielder to stay, one source has told SSN.
With just one year remaining on his contract, Spurs are prepared to sell Eriksen in this window and there were talks with Real Madrid.
A deal did not materialise, however, with Real boss Zinedine Zidane indicating a preference to try to sign Pogba instead.
According to the UK Telegraph, Utd are hoping Spurs will be keen to cash in on Eriksen while they can and accept much less than the £130m ($A234) English clubs were being quoted last season.
SPURS ‘FAVOURITES’ FOR COUTINHO
Sky also report Tottenham are favourites to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan.
The Brazilian is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp and has been linked with several Premier League clubs.
Coutinho enjoyed a successful six-month loan under Mauricio Pochettino while he was manager of Espanyol in 2012, scoring five goals in 16 appearances.
It’s understood few teams can afford Barca’s £80m ($A144m) price tag they have put on the former Liverpool midfielder after they paid £142m ($A255m) in January 2018.
Coutinho’s arrival at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium would add credence to talk of United’s move for Eriksen.
DYBALA FEE ‘AGREED’
Spurs ave already agreed a fee with Juventus for Paulo Dybala worth £64.4m ($A115m), according to Sky in Italy.
But personal terms are yet to be agreed between Spurs and Dybala’s camp.
Tottenham reportedly made an enquiry for Dybala, but it is understood any move for him would hinge on the futures of Eriksen and Danny Rose.
Manchester United were keen to sign Dybala, but ended their pursuit of the Argentine forward due to his hesitance over the move and his agent’s demands, Sky Sports News understands.
This is another deal that would make Spurs willing to let go of Eriksen.
DEAL FOR TEEN STAR DRAWS CLOSER
Meanwhile Spurs remain in talks with Fulham over the signing of Ryan Sessegnon.
All parties are believed to be hopeful a deal can be concluded for the 19-year-old before the transfer window closes.
The versatile left-sided player is a long-term target for Mauricio Pochettino, who has already added Tanguy Ndombele to his squad this summer in a record-breaking deal for the club.
Sessegnon has returned to the Championship with Fulham this season following their relegation from the Premier League.
He scored two goals and assisted six more last season in what was his debut top-flight campaign.