Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 7

Thomas CooperFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 7

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    Will Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy be sanctioning any transfer activity this week?
    Will Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy be sanctioning any transfer activity this week?Clive Rose/Getty Images

    Tottenham Hotspur have reconvened for pre-season training, meaning the countdown to the new campaign has really begun.

    Along with the first inklings of new boss Mauricio Pochettino's plans for his team, there will naturally be an intensification in transfer rumours and news relating to the north London club.

    Of the sides to have finished in the upper echelon of the Premier League last season, Tottenham have been among the quietest transfer-wise. The departures of Jake Livermore (Hull City) and Heurelho Gomes (snapped up by Watford after his release) being the only notable changes to their first-team squad so far.

    Just how much change will occur at White Hart Lane this summer will become apparent soon enough.

    For the time being, check back here every day for the latest Spurs speculation, as well as the first concrete news to emerge.

    Last updated: Sunday, July 13

Juventus Target Paulinho as Potential Vidal Replacement?

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    Paulinho started Brazil's final World Cup match against Holland.
    Paulinho started Brazil's final World Cup match against Holland.Buda Mendes/Getty Images

    Sunday, July 13

    The Daily Telegraph's Jason Burt believes Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is interesting Juventus.

    The Serie A champions are anticipating the departure of their own Arturo Vidal who is being linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

    Paulinho is said to have been identified by Juve manager Antonio Conte as the ideal replacement for the influential Vidal.

     

Spurs Among Clubs Interested in Bertrand?

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    Ryan Bertrand spent last season on loan at Aston Villa.
    Ryan Bertrand spent last season on loan at Aston Villa.Mark Thompson/Getty Images

    Friday, July 11

    Tottenham are among the Premier League clubs supposedly interested in Chelsea full-back Ryan Bertrand.

    The Daily Express' Jamie Anderson reports Bertrand would cost at least £8 million.

    Should Spurs' interest be accurate, the article states they could be competing with Liverpool, Hull City, Southampton and Aston Villa—who he spent time with on-loan last season—for the defender.

     

     

Barcelona Want Vertonghen?

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    Jan Vertonghen in action during Belgium's World Cup win over the USA.
    Jan Vertonghen in action during Belgium's World Cup win over the USA.Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

    Friday, July 11

    The Mirror's Darren Lewis is among those quoting Jan Vertonghen's agent Mustapha Nakhli stating "a few teams have called me" about the defender's availability.

    The same story also links Tottenham with a move for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

    Thursday, July 10

    One to keep an eye on here. On the same day as Hugo Lloris signed a new contract with Tottenham, Jan Vertonghen is being linked with a move away from north London.

    The London Evening Standard's Simon Johnson believes Barcelona are preparing a bid for the Belgian defender.

    Johnson believes the La Liga outfit are willing to offer Spurs £17.5 million for Vertonghen.

Spurs' Suggested Sigurdsson Swap with Swansea Stifled?

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    Could a return to Swansea City be on the cards for Gylfi Sigurdsson?
    Could a return to Swansea City be on the cards for Gylfi Sigurdsson?Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

    Thursday, July 10

    Today sees the Daily Mail's Simon Jones reporting Tottenham could be facing competition for Swansea's Ben Davies from Liverpool.

    The Reds—managed by former Swans boss Brendan Rodgers—are also said to be interested in signing their striker Wilfried Bony, another player to have been linked with Spurs this summer.

    Tottenham and Liverpool have been rumoured to have butted heads in the past over prospective transfer targets. Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson both reportedly chose north London over Merseyside in 2012, while last year Willian was also apparently more interested in Spurs before ultimately choosing Chelsea.

    As mentioned on the next page, the two Premier League clubs could also be competing for Divock Origi's signature.

    Tuesday, July 8

    Tottenham's reported interest in Swansea City full-back Ben Davies is not dying down.

    According to the Daily Mail's Simon Jones, Spurs have offered their midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson in exchange for the defender and goalkeeper Michel Vorm.

    If there was any truth to this mooted deal, it unsurprisingly appears to have been rejected by the Welsh club.

    Jones does believe Swansea would be interested in taking Sigurdsson back to the Liberty Stadium, where he previously enjoyed a fruitful loan spell.

Spurs Also Want Liverpool Target Origi?

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    Divock Origi on World Cup duty.
    Divock Origi on World Cup duty.Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

    Wednesday, July 9

    The Daily Telegraph's Chris Bascombe believes Tottenham are attempting to convince Lille forward Divock Origi his future would be better served joining them rather than Liverpool.

    It is thought that Spurs may have moved too late for the Belgium international, though.

    A deal between Liverpool and Lille could have been agreed already, with the 19-year-old staying in France for another year as part of it.

    With negotiations having progressed that far already, Spurs' hope of sneaking in before personal terms are hashed out could come to nothing.

Tottenham off the Table for Lukaku?

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    Romelu Lukaku had a mixed World Cup experience with Belgium.
    Romelu Lukaku had a mixed World Cup experience with Belgium.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Tuesday, July 8

    Romelu Lukaku would turn down a potential move to Tottenham because of the club's lack of Champions League football, so says the Daily Express' Ben Jefferson.

    Jefferson notes it "is thought Spurs have slapped a £20m offer on the table but Chelsea may be reluctant to sell to a rival."

    According to quotes carried in the article, while Lukaku is keen on a permanent exit from the Blues (rather than just a third loan move), Champions League football will be a big influence on his next destination.

Tottenham Interested in Brahimi?

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    Yacine Brahimi caught the eye representing Algeria at this summer's World Cup.
    Yacine Brahimi caught the eye representing Algeria at this summer's World Cup.Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

    Monday, July 7

    The Mirror's John Cross reports that Tottenham Hotspur could be among three clubs interested in Granada midfielder Yacine Brahimi.

    The player appeared three times for Algeria during the ongoing World Cup, scoring the fourth in his country's 4-2 win over South Korea.

    Cross' story might not be too accurate, though. At the time of writing this article, the posted edition of the Mirror story claims "Brahimi has indicated he could be ready to quit Rennes to further his career," but the 24-year-old currently plays for Spanish club Granada.

    Howver, it might just be a simple mix-up. The Daily Express' Alex Harris was citing stories in Spain that Spurs were keeping an eye on Brahimi a month ago.

Spurs Not Interested in Cambiasso?

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    Esteban Cambiasso has just been released by Inter Milan.
    Esteban Cambiasso has just been released by Inter Milan.Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

    Monday, July 7

    The Daily Star's Jack Wilson believes the recent speculation linking Tottenham with Esteban Cambiasso will not come to fruition.

    Wilson writes that "Spurs have NO interest in signing him."

    The Argentinian has just been released by Internazionale after a successful decade with the Milan club.

    His shared nationality with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino obviously played a part with the 33-year-old being linked with the north Londoners. Despite Cambiasso's class, his age would likely be a dissuading factor in any contemplations of adding him to an already-crowded Spurs midfield.

Hull Close to Sealing Dawson Deal?

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    Michael Dawson in action against West Ham in May.
    Michael Dawson in action against West Ham in May.Alastair Grant/Associated Press

    Monday, July 7

    According to The Sun's Michael Morgan (subscription only, so here via BBC Sport), Hull City could sign Michael Dawson within 48 hours.

    The Tigers are said to be set to beat Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United to the Tottenham defender's signature.

    Dawson's future has been speculated on throughout the summer, but he appeared to have put the rumours to bed when co-hosting talkSPORT's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show last month.

    He was pictured on Tottenham's official website partaking in Mauricio Pochettino's first training session as manager. If Morgan is to be believed, though, it could be one of the last of Dawson's nearly decade-long Spurs career.