Tottenham appear to have finally joined the January transfer party, poised to launch a £20m offer for the Bundesliga centre-back, with Sunday’s transfer gossip suggesting Everton have signed the Manchester United attacker. It claims to have reignited their bid to do so.
Spurs prepare £20m offer for Leverkusen star
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are considering a £20m bid for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Piero Hincapie.
Sun The left-sided centre-back is one of several players Conte is considering, claiming a January bid could be in sight.
The Spurs are desperately in need of more defensive options after struggling behind them in the last 10 or so games.
Eric Dier’s form has dropped significantly, while Christian Romero remains injury-prone and Ben Davies and Clement Langlet are not great on the left flank.
Sun Leverkusen adds that the 21-year-old is open to a potential sale. But the report also adds that Tottenham could sign him now and loan him out to the Bundesliga side for the rest of the season.
But that scenario doesn’t make much sense given the Spurs are in need of recruits right now.
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Conte’s players have been in form in the Premier League in recent weeks. In fact, they are now two points away from the Champions League standings.
But when the north London clubs land Hincapiethat would take a toll on Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal are also keeping an eye on the Ecuador national team’s moves.
That makes Spurs look like the frontrunners to sign a deal in January, but it remains to be seen what will happen to Hincapie if a move does materialize.
Hincapie is not the only centre-back Tottenham are eyeing.Indeed they Inter duo Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni remain in the spotlight So is Leipzig’s outstanding Josko Gvardiol.
Desperate Everton step-up winger bid
Everton are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign Manchester United attacker Anthony Elanga.
The 20-year-old is one of many targets for Toffee bosses looking to bolster their under-represented team this season.
Football Insider reports that a Goodison Park outfit is in talks to land Elanga.
A loan deal is the most likely option and United are unwilling to sell a highly valued player.
Elanga have been frustrated by the lack of playing time in recent months, which has not improved with the arrival of Alejandro Garnacho.
The appearance of Wout Weghorst as another offensive option also seemed to hamper Elanga’s chances.
Lampard is known to want two new forwards this month, one of whom should be a direct replacement for injury-prone Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Toffees chief also wants a more versatile attacker who can play wide or center.
The United ace scored three goals and provided two assists in 37 appearances last season, showing he can make a big impact in a game.
However, this season has been a struggle, with the player only playing seven games so far.
The £18million-valued winger could replace Anthony Gordon at Goodison Park.
Fan-favorite form has taken a shocking dip since rumors of a big-money move surfaced. He made a mistake when he took a free-kick home past Jordan Pickford, who was on the defensive.
Wolves shift focus from West Ham to Newcastle
Wolves are reportedly planning a move to Newcastle United star Jamal Russells if they can’t sign Craig Dawson from West Ham.
The Molineux outfit rejected a January offer for the 32-year-old Hammers Steer and tried to sign him again in the summer.
and now soccer insider Instead, he claims he can focus on 29-year-old Lascelles.
Eddie Howe’s men are ready to heed offers for a defender, considering he is the fourth-choice centre-back.
The report adds that Lascelles is valued at around £8million. Such figures are more than reasonable for a player with decent Premier League experience.
But despite David Moyes’ admission Friday that he was “unwelcome,” interest in Dawson hasn’t completely died down.