Tottenham eager to rectify Jose Mourinho transfer mistake this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur finally appointed a new manager last month, with Nuno Espirito Santo joining the club on a two-year deal after a search which lasted 72 days. Now that Spurs finally have a new manager, the club can begin to focus on their dealings in the transfer market.

According to the Athletic, Tottenham are keen to strengthen their defence and there are a number of options on their radar.

Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar is among those being considered and Spurs were in for the 26-year-old last summer, with then boss Jose Mourinho said to be an admirer.

Tottenham chief Steve Hitchen visited Milan in an attempt to thrash out a deal, but Spurs were unwilling to meet Inter’s asking price.

The report notes that Inter may be more willing to reach an agreement with Spurs this summer as a result of their financial problems.

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Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard are also of interest to Spurs, but there is said to be ‘a will on the Tottenham side’ to sign Skriniar.

The Athletic are also reporting that Spurs are closing on the £15m signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna.

Tomiyasu can be used as either a full-back or a centre-back and Manchester United were also said to have been interested in his services.

Meanwhile, the situation surrounding Harry Kane’s future is set to rumble on, with Spurs chief Daniel Levy adamant that the player is not for sale.

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Spurs’ newly appointed Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici recently underlined the club’s stance on Kane’s future, telling Sky in Italy: “Keeping him is not just my goal, it’s our goal as a club.

“I can’t wait to watch him play live.”

When asked about Paratici’s comments, Kane told talkSPORT: “Of course as a player you want to be wanted, you want to feel like you’re loved, which I do.

“I haven’t had the chance to talk to any of these people yet.

“I’m sure we’ll get to know each other after the tournament, have a phone call or two once I get a week or two of holiday.

“To get praise from big people from football is great, it gives you confidence, it gives you motivation so of course it’s nice to hear.”

Kane also revealed he has not been in contact with new manager Nuno yet, adding: Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club. Obviously, I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him.”

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