Journalist claims Spurs have already made contact with club over £39m-rated defender

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Dom Le Roy

Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague, has revealed that Tottenham have asked Barcelona about the availability of Nelson Semedo ahead of the summer transfer window.

Based on reports over the past few weeks, it looks as if Tottenham may now be intensifying their chase for a new right-back.

Reports have suggested Jose Mourinho has personally contacted both Thomas Meunier (ESPN) and Max Aarons (Soccer Link in France) about the possibility of coming to North London.

Meanwhile, Spurs have continued to be linked with Semedo since Don Balon first reported in March that the Lilywhites are long-term admirers of the full-back, a player who is expected to cost around £39 million.

Sky Sports revealed recently that Barcelona were ready to offer Semedo, as well as Samuel Umtiti, in a deal to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Spurs.

However, Balague has now claimed that there is no truth to that assertion and that it was Spurs who offered Ndombele to Barcelona.

He did reveal, however, that the Lilywhites were interested in a move for Semedo and have inquired about the Portuguese international.

Balague said in his Youtube channel: “Talking about Spurs, Ndombele has been offered to Barcelona, they said no to him, but Arthur was not wanted by Spurs.

“What Spurs want is a right-back, and they asked for Semedo – again, somebody that is for sale at Barcelona – but no offer has been received.”

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Based on the various media reports over the past few weeks, it looks as if we are keeping our options open in terms of a new right-back instead of putting all our eggs in one basket. This makes a lot of sense given the financial uncertainty the club are facing at the moment. I don’t expect us to make a final decision regarding our transfer targets until there is more clarity on if and when the league is going to restart.

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