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Transfer news: Tottenham double swoop, Upamecano deal – football gossip

By Tom Dutton

Tottenham

Published: 0:02, 12 January 2021

Tottenham are being linked with a double swoop as the January Transfer Window continues to gather momentum.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly targeting a winger and a centre-back while Valencia are being linked with a loan move for Harry Winks by Football London.

Elsewhere, Dayot Upamecano looks poised to make a January move as Bayern target the Frenchman as a replacement for David Alalba.

Liverpool meanwhile are keeping a low profile despite injuries to three senior central defenders.

Tottenham chase Gonzalez

Source: The Athletic

Tottenham have reportedly joined Leeds and Juventus in the hunt for Stuttgart winger Nicolas Gonzalez.

The 22-year-old grabbed a goal and an assist in Stuttgart’s win over Augsburg on Sunday. Gonzales, who has five goals this term, is contracted until 2024 with the Bundesliga club.

The report claims Stuttgart will hold out for a fee in the region of €30million. Spurs are said to have held preliminary talks but face competition from Juventus and Leeds.

Liverpool unlikley to buy big

Source: Fabrizio Romano

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to spend big reinforcing his wounded squad this January, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all out injured but it will only take a “good opportunity” in the coming weeks to force Klopp into the market before the February 2 deadline.

“I think that Jurgen Klopp has been so honest when he speaks about the market. Not all managers are honest about transfers, but Jurgen Klopp was honest,” Romano told Sky Sports News.

“They are looking for opportunities. If something arrives, they will be ready to sign a new player but spending €60m-€70m for players like [Dayot Upamecano] or this kind of centre-back is absolutely impossible in this window for Liverpool.”

Upamecano to Bayern?

Source: Marca

Bayern Munich are reportedly in advanced talks over a January deal for Dayot Upamecano.

Marca claims Bayern are poised to trigger Upamecano’s £40million release clause this month.

The Bundesliga champions are set to lose David Alaba on a free transfer in the summer and Hansi Flick is keen to get a replacement through the door.

Alaba is said to have his sights set firmly on a move to Real Madrid depite links to Liverpool.

Spurs eye Militao loan deal

Source: Corriere dello Sport

Tottenham have reportedly contacted Real Madrid over a possible loan move for Eder Militão.

The Brazilian defender joined Real from Porto for a significant fee in 2019 but is no longer part of the club’s plans having played just 134 minutes in LaLiga this term.

Militiao has been linked with Roma, AC Milan and Inter but Corriere dello Sport claims Spurs are now pressing ahead, and keen to negotiate a loan deal with the option of making the agreement permanent.

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