Spurs will resume negotiations for several summer targets in January – Journalist

Journalist Paul Brown has said that Tottenham Hotspur will continue from where they left off last summer by reigniting their interest in several of the same targets during the January transfer window.

There has been a lot said and written about Tottenham’s January plans over the last couple of weeks, with various reports indicating that signing a centre-back and a defensive midfielder is at the top of the club’s agenda (Football Insider).

Some of the same centre-backs whom the Lilywhites pursued in the summer, including Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, Chelsea’s Trevor Chalobah and Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi, are thought to remain on the North London club’s wishlist for January (GiveMeSport).

However, some new names have also emerged over recent weeks, with Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez (Mirror), Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips (Football Transfers) and Al-Ittihad winger Jota (TEAMtalk) also alleged to be on Tottenham’s radar.

Over the last two weeks, some reliable journalists such as David Ornstein (Q&A on The Athletic) and Fabrizio Romano (CaughtOffside) have said that Spurs do not have a lot of money to spend and would have to be ‘creative’ in the transfer market.

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Tottenham will revisit summer transfer targets

When asked about Tottenham’s January plans, Brown has now told GiveMeSport: “They have several deals they can still work on involving players from the continent where contact was made, talks were held and for whatever reason one of the two sides in the transaction backed away, in the end.

“I do think it’s quite likely they will sign a centre back and they’ve already got a list they can work down where they’re some way down the path in terms of talks and knowing what it would take to put together a financial package to get one of these guys.

“I don’t think it would be too difficult for Spurs to sign a centre back in January if they really wanted one and I think they probably will.”

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While some of the summer targets will remain on Tottenham’s radar, there will also likely be a lot of new names on their wishlist, given that the club’s recruitment department has been revamped since, with Johan Lange and Rob Mackenzie arriving through the door.

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