Tottenham have been lifted in their hopes of signing a promising Germany-based centre-back as they also close in on a £70million double deal, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Arsenal have opened discussions to sign Torino star Gleison Bremer.
DOUBLE DEAL ON AS TOTTENHAM HANDED TARGET BOOST
Tottenham’s chances of signing Bochum youngster Armel Bella-Kotchap appear to have given a boost with the news that the player is looking for an agency to represent him in England.
BILD states the talented 20-year-old ‘looking for the super advisor’ to secure him the move he wants this year.
Sport Witness revealed last month that the player was set on a move this summer after establishing himself for Bochum this season.
The player could also be available for as little as €10million (£8.3m), making him more than affordable for the likes of Tottenham, who are already set to spend £70m of their allocated summer budget in the coming months.
BILD adds that Bella-Kotchap is actively trying to make the transfer happen, giving Spurs hope in the process.
Adding a talented youngster to Antonio Conte’s first-team squad for a low fee will certainly come as music to the ears of Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici.
The north London club look set to blow £70m of their summer transfer budget on sealing the permanent signings of both Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reports that Paratici will active the purchase options on both players at the end of the season after their incredible success since arriving.
However, doing that will mean Spurs have £70m less to spend on any more additions.
Tottenham duo earn their right to sign
Gold said: “Making both Cristian Romero and Dejan Kulusevski’s moves permanent will have to be taken into account of course. That’s almost £70m that Spurs will have to pay out this summer and they will do so because every penny is absolutely worth it.”
Since returning from injury at the turn of the year, Romero has been an outstanding presence in the Tottenham backline, earning rave reviews from many pundits.
Kulusevski, meanwhile, has become a permanent member of Spurs’ prolific front three. Indeed, the Swede has notched three goals and added six assists in just 11 league outings.
While securing their permanent transfers will be key to Tottenham’s progress under Conte, the club are aware they need to add more strength in depth.
And landing the likes of the promising Bella-Kotchap for a minimal fee will certainly help.
ARSENAL MAKE CONTACT OVER DEFENDER DEAL
Arsenal have made a call to Torino over the possibility of signing centre-back Gleison Bremer, who remains on the radars of Tottenham, Newcastle, Everton and Leicester. (Get Italian Football)
Inter Milan could sell Tottenham and Manchester United targets Lautaro Martinez, Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar this summer. (Tuttosport)
Manchester City are pushing to sign Erling Haaland and direct contact is now ongoing. Pep Guardiola wants him ‘at all costs’. (Fabrizio Romano)
Arsenal are set to compete with Juventus for the signing of Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid this summer. (Calciomercato)
Darwin Nunez says his only focus is on doing well for Benfica until the end of the season amid reports he could move to the Premier League this summer. (ESPN Football)
ATLETICO WILL ACCEPT ARSENAL OFFER
West Ham and Wolves have learned Sevilla’s asking price for Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos. It currently stands at £58m but the LaLiga side want to increase it £75m. (Super Deporte)
Tottenham remain in the mix for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, although any deal is ‘only a suggestion’ at this stage. (La Repubblica)
Jorginho continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Barcelona, PSG, Juventus and AC Milan all keen on a deal. (La Repubblica)
Galatasaray winger Kerem Akturkoglu is the subject of interest from Arsenal. (Star Gazetesi)
Juventus want to strengthen their midfield in the summer, with Paul Pogba, Jorginho, Ryan Gravenberch and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic all on their radar. (Calciomercato)
AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni has ended up in the sights of Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sport)
Inter Milan are chasing Luka Jovic and Dani Ceballos, as both players struggle for game time at Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo)
Juventus are set to complete the contract extension for Mattia Perin until June 2025. (Fabrizio Romano)
Inter Milan are leading the race to sign Davide Frattesi from Sassuolo, although Juventus and Roma are also keen. (Nicolo Schira)
Gianluca Scamacca has signed a contract renewal with Sassuolo, putting a dent in Inter and Milan’s work to sign him. (Football Italia)
Vancouver Whitecaps are in advanced talks to sign Nimes midfielder Adrian Cubas. (MLSsoccer.com)