Tottenham are still looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season.
They have already brought in defender Jan Vertonghen from Ajax and Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim.
However, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is looking to strengthen his squad still further.
Tottenham have sold some of last seasons fringe players.
Croatian defender Vedran Corluka joined Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, compatriot Niko Kranjcar joined Dinamo Kiev and South African midfielder Steven Pienaar finally completed a permanent move to Everton.
Those departures will have freed up some space and wages for Villas-Boas to bring fresh faces to White Hart Lane this summer.
The Portuguese boss has revealed that he is looking to strengthen his striking department. It remains unclear whether Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor will complete a permanent move to Spurs, after spending last season on-loan in North London.
The striker is still contracted to Manchester City and a permanent move hinges on Adebayor agreeing personal terms, which seems to be the sticking point of the deal. Adebayor played well last season and would be a good asset to Spurs next season.
Spurs have also been linked with a move for Brazilian international striker Leandro Damiao, who is currently representing his country at the Olympic Games. The 22 year-old has enjoyed a decent tournament so far. His club Internacional have declared that they don’t wish to sell the striker.
Tottenham have been linked with moves for various keepers this summer. Current first choice Brad Friedel is 41 and the club obviously wish to bring in a younger replacement for the American. Spurs were linked with France and Lyon number one Hugo Lloris, but his club has told Spurs he’s not for sale.
Inter number one Julio Cesar is believed to be interesting Spurs as well. The 32 year-old looks set to leave the Italian giants this summer. A number of clubs are believed to interested in signing the Brazilian international though.
The latest keeper to be linked with the club is Dutch stopper Maarten Stekelenburg. The 29 year-old only moved to present club Roma last summer, but endured a terrible first season in Serie A. The Dutch international was sent-off twice and his form was inconsistent.
Stekelenburg has claimed that he is happy in Rome, but a number of clubs have been in touch with his agent regarding a possible move for the keeper. His agent Rob Jansen revealed that Tottenham are amongst the clubs interested in securing the keeper’s services.
Tottenham do already have a strong squad. However, there is still room for improvement and I’m sure Andre Villas-Boas is doing his best to add more quality to the Tottenham squad. A lot of the transfer activity could hinge on whether Croatian midfielder Luka Modric moves on this summer.
There are doubts over the future of the talented midfield playmaker. Should Modric leave then Tottenham may need to strengthen their midfield as well. Spurs have also been linked with a move for Portuguese international playmaker Joao Moutinho.
Villas-Boas knows the midfielder well from his time at Porto. Moutinho has been linked with moves to the Premier League before with both Everton and Manchester United registering an interest. He proved during Euro 2012 that he is a very capable player.
Although, I suppose new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson could be considered a replacement for the Croatian in the centre of the park, albeit a completely different sort of player.
The new season will be a tough for Tottenham. They finished fourth in the Premier League last season, but this season they face increased competition. Chelsea are likely to re-emerge as contenders for the Champions League spots.
The likes of Newcastle, Liverpool and Everton will also fancy a tilt at the top four next season. If they are to secure their place in the top four I believe Spurs will have to strengthen their squad. If Spurs don’t manage to strengthen their squad then it could prove a very disappointing season for the White Hart Lane faithful.
Who should Tottenham be signing this summer?