Tottenham Hotspur transfer news as Spurs eye swoop for ex-Juventus and Barcelona star

Spurs are looking to build for the future according to the latest media reports.

It’s a pivotal time of the season for many clubs as leagues across the country begin to become stretched, and each club’s true place in the pecking order becomes evident. Wednesday night’s defeat to Southampton was a huge blow for Tottenham Hotspur’s ambitions as the club’s chase for a top four spot was dented.

With Arsenal going on to win at Wolves on Thursday, Spurs can afford few slip-ups as they bid to try and make the top four this season.

At least the club, and managing director of football Fabio Paratici, were active in January recruiting two players and offloading four seniors. Antonio Conte is eager to find the right dressing room chemistry and ability on the pitch, as his team look to go on and secure a seat at the top table of elite European football.

Even though it may have led to an initial set-back with Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski not quite ready to start in the Premier League, Lilywhites fans must hope that the pair can go on and inspire their team to do better in their upcoming matches weeks than the harrowing midweek loss to the Saints.

The race for the top four promises to hold plenty more twists and turns yet, but it will likely have grave consequences for whoever loses.

Will Harry Kane push to leave again next summer if not playing in the Champions League with two years left on his contract?

On the flip side, will Arsenal be able to land the striker that they want in the next transfer window if only in the Europa League?

Much depends on the games ahead, starting with a chance for direct comparison between north London rivals as Wolves go to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Regarding the summer, however, and future direction of Tottenham Hotspur, there remains much coverage of what the next months hold for Conte and co.

Poch wants to be reunited with Harry Kane [The Telegraph]

The former Spurs boss wants Manchester United to bid for the England captain in the summer, should he be appointed at Old Trafford. And that race for top four could be a persuasive factor.

Eriksen could be an ‘opportunity’ in the summer for Spurs [Football Italia]

The Danish playmaker met recently with Antonio Conte, with the Italian explaining that there might be the opportunity of reuniting with his former Inter Milan player in the summer.

Paratici to change transfer strategy at Tottenham [The Mail]

The managing director of football is set to target younger talents reaching the end of their contracts in future, with 18-year-old Mamadou Koulibaly of Monaco one target.

Spurs to look at Inter midfielder [La Latercera]

According to contrasting reports, Tottenham Hotspur also want to sign Inter Milan and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is 34 and will be available in the summer.

Kane content with Conte for now [Fabrizio Romano]

The striker has yet to make a decision on his long-term future but is happy with working under Conte as it stands.

Dele was lined up for Turkey loan in January [Milliyet]

Adana Demirspor president Murat Sancak has said that he had agreed to sign Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham before midfielder joined Everton on 31 January instead.