A report carried in the Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has identified four targets for his Ã‚Â£45 million transfer windfall.
Despite seeing Robbie Keane leave for Liverpool, Spurs are still bracing to lose Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian has been left unsettled amidst rumors of a move to Manchester United and Spurs fear he will leave, with Levy already having admitted that he thinks the former Bayer Leverkusen star will move on this summer.
However Tottenham would rather sell to a continental club and so there is one price of Ã‚Â£30 milion for United and another of Ã‚Â£25 million for the rest.
Levy has allegedly drawn up a hit-list of four players he wants Spurs to sign in the next fortnight should he get the Ã‚Â£25 million he desires for Berba to add to the Ã‚Â£20 million theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already gotten for Keane.
The report claims the top target is Blackburn’s England midfielder David Bentley, who will arrive in a much-touted Ã‚Â£15 million move. It also claims that Spartak Moscow’s 26 year old Russian international, Roman Pavlyuchenko, will replace Berbatov as the club’s main centre forward. Spurs’ initial Ã‚Â£10 million bid was rebuffed, but Levy is determined to get his man as Pavlyuchenko is seen as a hard-working striker who can lay on goals.
The Russian was one of the stars of Euro 2008 and is keen to move to the Premier League.
The report also claims that Levy is looking at signing Real Zaragoza striker Diego Milito, who is up for sale for around Ã‚Â£8m. This part of the report conflicts directly with another carried today in the Daily Mail which claims Tottenham want Ricardo Oliveira also of Zargoza.
Nevertheless, Milito has been courted by several English clubs, including Newcastle. What is certain in the midst of these conflicting reports is that the Spanish club is desperate to cut their wage bills after relegation and to those ends cannot afford to keep both Oliveira and Milito.
Tottenham’s final target according to this report, is Sevilla youngster Diego Capel. Boss Juande Ramos says the winger is a great prospect and Capel is rated in the Ã‚Â£12 million bracket by his club.
[Source: The Daily Mirror]
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