Alasdair Gold provides update on Traore, Neves and new striker for Spurs

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Alasdair Gold of football.london has revealed that Tottenham do not intend to sign a striker before the transfer window slams shut.

Spurs have been on the lookout for another striker this summer to partner Harry Kane, and also act as a potential replacement should the England captain depart next season. 

Kane, though, confirmed his future in North London for this summer at least, although Spurs have still wanted a striker all summer to bolster that department.

The primary targets for director of football Fabio Paratici lay at the doors of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Fiorentina target man Dusan Vlahovic. 

Spurs had reached an agreement with Inter for Martinez, but saw the move break down as rivals Chelsea moved to take Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge. 

That deal caused Inter to alter their demands for Martinez, as they were unwilling to sell both of their main strikers in one window. 

Serbian international Vlahovic was also on the table, but could not be prized away from Fiorentina, who valued him upwards of £65 million with two years remaining on his current contract.

As a result, it is unlikely that Spurs will make another move to sign a striker this summer with their respective targets remaining at their current sides, leaving Kane and Heung-min Son as their options up front. 

Gold also revealed that while Tottenham are interested in Adama Traore and Ruben Neves, moves are not deemed likely on deadline day.

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The news will prove to be very disappointing for a number of Spurs fans, who would have liked to see another forward come in to bolster the squad depth. Far too many times before, Spurs have suffered injury issues up front, meaning they have had to shoe-horn players in because they were so light in the striker department. We need to hope that Kane and Son avoid any injuries this season, otherwise it will be a similar fate.

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