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 no longer interested in Skriniar
Tottenham are no longer interested in Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.
Paris Saint-Germain are now favourites to sign the 27-year-old, whose Inter contract expires at the end of the season.
Five PL clubs approach Spurs to sign Spence
Tottenham have been approached by five Premier League clubs wanting to sign right-back Djed Spence.
Spurs will only consider a loan deal but want the 22-year-old to get regular football.
The former Nottingham Forest defender has not started for Tottenham since he arrived in the summer from Middlesbrough for £20m.
Spurs ‘close to Porro agreement’
Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth €45m (£39.6m), according to The Times.
It is reported on Thursday that Spurs are growing increasingly frustrated with Sporting for dragging out negotiations.
Spurs are prepared to meet the Portuguese club’s financial demands for the 23-year-old, who has a £39m release clause in his contract.
Tottenham are looking to make the Spaniard their second January signing after the arrival of Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma on loan until the end of the season.
Antonio Conte currently has three right wing-backs at his disposal with Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty and Djed Spence all part of his squad, although Spence is potentially available for loan this January.
Tottenham have completed the loan signing of Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma – just days after he nearly joined Everton.
We reported on Monday that Danjuma would join managerless Everton on Tuesday. The move was still expected to go through despite the sacking of Frank Lampard, who played a key role in the deal.
However, in a dramatic twist, the Netherlands international suddenly travelled to London to hold talks with Spurs, and the 25-year-old has now finalised his move to Antonio Conte’s side.
Villarreal have announced “the loan agreement includes a purchase option.”
Kane ‘open to signing new Tottenham deal’
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is open to signing a new contract with the club, according to The Athletic.
The England captain currently has a deal at Spurs until the summer of 2024, but Kane will reportedly enter talks with the club after the January transfer window.
The report adds that Kane’s priority is to stay and succeed with Spurs.
Spurs target Zaniolo dropped from Roma squad this weekend
Tottenham target Nicolo Zaniolo was dropped from the Roma squad this weekend.
The club have officially put him on the transfer market and he will not be part of the team to face Spezia.
His representative is in England with the aim of sealing a move to a Premier League club with West Ham having been credited with an interest, but Tottenham are thought to be the frontrunners.
Roma will allow him to leave permanently for a fee of £35m but Spurs would prefer to sign him on an initial loan with an obligation based on him meeting certain performance-based conditions. This is not satisfactory to Roma.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho believes Zaniolo will remain at the club beyond next week’s transfer deadline, despite the player’s desire to leave.
“I have a gut feeling which tells me that on February 1st he will be here. The transfer window is open, and Nicolo’s wish is to leave but in the end I think he’ll stay with us. He told us he wants to leave but it’s not certain he will.
“Why? Usually when a player wants to leave, and lets you know about it, it’s because there’s an important offer on the table. But so far there’s nothing for Zaniolo. That’s why I think he’ll be here a week from now.”
Conte future increasingly uncertain
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has put his future at the club on standby but there is a feeling he will leave at the end of the season.
The Italian’s contract expires on June 30 with Spurs having an option to extend it by another year.
We understand the club have already offered him a new deal, but the 53-year-old does not want to think about his future at the moment and has asked Spurs to put it on standby with no negotiations currently ongoing over a new contract.
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.”
Who have Tottenham been linked with?
Piero Hincapie – Tottenham are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen defender Hincapie after a starring role at the 2022 World Cup (The Sun, January 29)
Pedro Porro – Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Porro from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth €45m (£39.6m). Porro has agreed personal terms with Spurs over a five-year contract. (The Times, January 27); Tottenham’s refusal to pay the £39m release clause in Sporting Lisbon defender Porro’s contract is threatening to block any transfer, (Daily Express, January 21).
Nicolo Zaniolo – Roma winger Zaniolo is understood to be keen to join Spurs.The 23-year-old wants out from the Italian club in this window (Daily Mirror, January 23); Roma are willing to accept a loan with an obligation for £35m for Nicolo Zaniolo (The Mail, January 22); Tottenham have renewed a long-standing interest in Roma forward Zaniolo (Sky Sports News, January 19); Tottenham are considering a January move for Roma’s Zaniolo, whose recent performances have been criticised by the club’s supporters (The Sun, January 16).
Oscar Gloukh – Tottenham are scouting Israeli wonderkid Gloukh, according to reports (The Sun, January 14).
Joao Palhinha – Liverpool and Tottenham have reportedly earmarked Fulham midfielder Palhinha for a potential summer swoop (Daily Express, January 12)
David Raya – Tottenham are tracking Brentford goalkeeper Raya as they prepare to sign a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris in the summer (The Telegraph, January 9).
Jordan Pickford – Tottenham have targeted England goalkeeper Pickford to replace captain Hugo Lloris (Sunday Mirror, January 8); Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham are all considering a move for Pickford (Daily Mail, December 28).
Anthony Gordon – Tottenham’s recruitment staff were at Goodison Park on Tuesday night to scout out Everton’s Gordon (Daily Mail, January 4).
Josko Gvardiol – Chelsea are still keen on Gvardiol transfer but face competition from Tottenham for £88m-rated defender. (The Sun, January 7); 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).
Marcus Edwards – Tottenham are to hold talks with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday over potential deals for 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).
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).
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, manager and sporting director linked with a Tottenham exit
Djed Spence – Lyon have made an enquiry about taking Tottenham right-back Djed Spence on loan until the end of the season (Daily Mail, January 27)
Antonio Conte – Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur have put contract talks on ice, threatening his future as head coach. Conte, whose deal expires at the end of the season, would prefer to focus on turning around the team’s form after three defeats in four Premier League matches rather than discussing his long-term position. (The Times, January 23); Tottenham manager Conte’s position is increasingly uncertain, with the club’s worrying form emerging as a key factor in deciding the Italian’s long-term future (Daily Mail, January 17).
Harry Kane – Manchester United are monitoring Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham. (Manchester Evening News, January 23); Manchester United are plotting a move for Tottenham forward Kane this summer, with the club making a new striker their ‘prime objective’ (Daily Mail, January 10). 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).
Fabio Paratici – Fabio Paratici’s future at Tottenham is under increasing scrutiny after allegations he offered to pay over the odds to sign Cristian Romero from Atalanta to solve a problem for his former club Juventus. (Daily Mail, January 23)
Lucas Moura – Tottenham could let forward Moura go now rather than wait until his contract runs out this summer (The Sun, January 29); Tottenham have offered winger Moura to Everton (Daily Mail, January 19).
Tanguy Ndombele – Napoli are keen to tie down Tottenham loanee Ndombele to a permanent deal (The Sun, December 29).
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