Tottenham Hotspur are progressing in talks with Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba however are cautious he’s a goal for a number of different golf equipment, sources have advised 90min.
Spurs are on the hunt for no less than one new centre-back in the summertime switch window following a disastrous Premier League marketing campaign through which they conceded 63 targets – solely Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and the three relegated golf equipment had worse data.
Amongst Tottenham’s targets are Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, Manchester Metropolis’s Aymeric Laporte and Wolves’ Max Kilman.
Nonetheless, they’re presently pursuing a deal for 24-year-old Tapsoba, who impressed Spurs scouts throughout earlier visits to observe teammate Piero Hincapie.
90min understands Tapsoba’s representatives have signalled he’s prepared to maneuver to Tottenham and they’re in talks with the membership over a switch, however Spurs should not the one workforce within the race.
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Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are eyeing new centre-backs and have been knowledgeable of Tapsoba’s scenario. Arsenal have additionally adopted the Burkina Faso worldwide intently however are pushing forward with a transfer for Ajax’s Jurrien Timber as a substitute.
West Ham are set to nominate Tim Steidten, who beforehand labored for Leverkusen, as their new technical director and will additionally make their curiosity recognized. In contrast to Spurs, the Hammers would have the ability to supply Tabsopa the prospect of European soccer subsequent season.
One other centre-back on Tottenham’s radar is Marc Guehi, however 90min understands they’ve been postpone by Crystal Palace’s £60m asking worth and so are presently different targets.
The same scenario occurred in Spurs’ pursuit of a brand new goalkeeper. They recognized David Raya as their high goal however have been unwilling to fulfill Brentford’s £40m asking worth, with Empoli’s Guglielmo Vicario set to affix for roughly half that sum as a substitute.
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