Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from the 2023 January transfer window; the window opened on Sunday January 1 2023 and will close at 11pm on Tuesday January 31
With the winter transfer window now open, we round up Tottenham’s done deals, plus the players linked with moves in and out of north London.
Spurs want a forward and a wing-back in January
Tottenham are in the market for a forward and a wing-back in this transfer window.
Longer term, they want to bring in a left-sided central defender and will pursue a deal in the summer, with Clement Lenglet’s loan spell from Barcelona up at the end of the season.
A player Tottenham are looking at is Bayer Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapie, who is an Ecuador international, but Napoli are also keen on the 20-year-old.
Tottenham cool interest in Sporting’s Porro
Tottenham have cooled initial interest in Pedro Porro due to Sporting Lisbon’s insistence that they pay his £40m (€45m) release clause.
Spurs like the player but are not prepared to advance negotiations on the Portuguese club’s current terms and a deal remains some way off.
This is despite sources in Portugal claiming they have been discussing the structure of paying this fee, and reports over the weekend that it was advancing.
Conte on transfers: If we can, we’ll add
Conte said on December 23: “What I want the club to do, I think is not right to tell [you] this. In every club there is the coach, sporting director and the owner to try to speak about the situation.
“I advise to my club the way to try to improve the team and the quality in the squad, especially because after five months, the situation has changed from the start of the season.
“If there is the opportunity to strengthen the squad, we’ll do something. You know what is our politics and we try to follow these politics and to improve the team.
“The politics is about young players with not big salaries. We have to sign players that they can stay in our vision of the club here. Otherwise, we’ll continue with these players. I’m happy with them.”
Who have Tottenham been linked with?
Anthony Gordon – Tottenham’s recruitment staff were at Goodison Park on Tuesday night to scout out Everton’s Anthony Gordon (Daily Mail, January 4).
Ruslan Malinovskyi – West Ham and Tottenham are both interested in signing Atalanta’s Ukrainian midfielder Malinovskyi (Daily Mail, January 4).
Pedro Porro – Tottenham are to hold talks with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday over potential deals for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards (Daily Mail, January 4); Tottenham are close to completing a deal for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Porro. (Daily Star Sunday, January 1); Tottenham lead the £26m transfer chase for Sporting Lisbon defender Porro but Manchester City could get £6m of the fee (The Sun, December 30); Tottenham’s shaky defensive display against Brentford on Boxing Day could see them speed up their move for Sporting Lisbon defender Porro (Daily Express, December 27).
Marcus Edwards – Tottenham are to hold talks with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday over potential deals for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards (Daily Mail, January 4).
Franck Kessie – Tottenham have made an offer in the region of £13m for Barcelona midfielder Kessie, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mail, December 30).
Jordan Pickford – Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham are all considering a move for Everton goalkeeper Pickford (Daily Mail, December 28).
Adrien Rabiot – Tottenham are eager to bolster their central-midfield options with another Juventus player, this time looking at France international Rabiot (The Times, December 23); Tottenham are trying to sign Rabiot before his contract expires in the summer after Juventus told Spurs the midfielder will cost around £13.5m (The Times, December 22).
Alexis Mac Allister – Arsenal and Tottenham are both showing interest in Brighton midfielder Mac Allister but appear to be prioritising positions other than midfield, which could leave Atletico Madrid in pole position to make their move (Daily Mail, December 22); Tottenham are targeting Brighton’s World Cup-winning midfielder Mac Allister (Daily Mail, December 14).
Josko Gvardiol – Tottenham’s shaky defensive display against Brentford on Boxing Day could see them speed up their moves for RB Leipzig defender Gvardiol (Daily Express, December 27).
Harry Maguire – Tottenham have been tipped to take on out-of-favour England international Maguire as they look to shore up their defence (Daily Express, December 17).
Sofyan Amrabat – Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Atletico Madrid are among those eyeing developments on the future of Amrabat (Daily Mail, December 16).
Weston McKennie – Chelsea and Tottenham are eyeing a raid on cash-strapped Italian giants Juventus for the USA World Cup star midfielder McKennie (The Sun, December 16).
Randal Kolo Muani – Tottenham and Liverpool are set to battle for the signature of France World Cup star Randal Kolo Muani (Metro, December 8).
Milan Skriniar – Tottenham and Newcastle have been linked with a move for the Slovakian international whose contract with Inter Milan expires at the end of the season (Metro, December 19).
The players linked with a Tottenham exit
Tanguy Ndombele – Napoli are keen to tie down Tottenham loanee Ndombele to a permanent deal (The Sun, December 29).
Harry Kane – Manchester United remain open to Kane joining following the England striker’s heartbreak in Qatar as he continues his search for silverware (Manchester Evening News, December 19).
What are the latest contract talks?
Antonio Conte – The Italian manager has been offered a £16m per year, long-term deal – but the Spurs boss is in no hurry to sign (Daily Mail, December 20); Tottenham are prepared to hand Conte a £1m-a-year pay rise to sign a new contract and commit his future to the club (The Telegraph, December 21).
Confirmed Tottenham signings
Confirmed Tottenham departures