Mourinho responds after club president names Spurs as being in transfer talks

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has refused to be drawn on speculation linking the club with a move for Alexander Sorloth.

The Norwegian striker has been the subject of Spurs speculation after president Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has revealed the club are in talks with the North Londoners.

Sorloth is still technically a Crystal Palace player but the Turkish outfit have an obligation to buy the loanee if he plays 50 per cent of their matches this season.

Agaoglu has already claimed that the striker has had his head turned following interest from RB Leipzig with Sorloth opting against returning to Turkey following the international break where he scored two goals against Northern Ireland (Fanatik). 

While Mourinho admitted once again that he is keen to bring in another forward, he stopped short of confirming if Agaoglu’s comments in relation to Spurs were accurate.

Sorloth scored 24 goals in 34 league games for Trabzonspor last season (Goal).

Mourinho told Football.London: “Well I’m not going to discuss Sorloth. If the president of Trabzonspor told that I’m not going to say that it’s not true. I think Sortloth is Trabzonspor player and it’s not for me to speak about.

“Do we need a striker? Yes we need. Was it because of that we lost the game? No. We didn’t lose the game because we need a striker. We lost the game and the responsibility of that defeat is my responsibility.”

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