Nuno delighted Harry Kane staying at Tottenham
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Tottenham have finally received approaches for Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier, who were both told earlier in the window they were free to leave the club this summer. Finding buyers for the pair has proved challenging though but now the duo are edging closer to the exit door after being deemed surplus the requirements by Nuno Espirito Santo.
Spurs technical director Fabio Paratici is well aware that he needs to clear the decks if he wants to bring in several additions before Tuesday night’s deadline.
That’s because Tottenham currently have 17 foreign players within their squad, which is the maximum you can have under Premier League regulations.
Tottenham have made it clear to both Sissoko and Aurier respectively that this is the right time for them to move on.
Yet besides gossip, there has been no interest in the former Toulouse double act, until now…
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Watford are confident of completing a deal to sign Sissoko, who is now 32 and has two years left of his Tottenham contract.
Talks are now progressing in the right direction and there is confidence the deal will get done.
Meanwhile, Lille have made a formal proposal of Aurier, who has previously played in Ligue 1 with PSG and Toulouse.
The pair may not be the only Tottenham players heading for the door in the next few days though.
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According to The Athletic, Leeds were also offered the chance to sign Harry Winks from Spurs.
However, the Whites decided they were not interested in a move for the central midfielder, who has endured a difficult time at Tottenham in the past few seasons.
Everton and Aston Villa had previously expressed interest in the 25-year-old but they are yet to make a move.
In terms of incomings, Tottenham are expected to be busy in the next few days and up to three new signings could yet arrive.
Wolves have rebuffed Spurs’ approach to sign Adama Traore though and a deal is looking increasingly difficult to do.
The Spaniard wants to reunite with his former boss Nuno but Wolves want a substantial transfer fee in order to agree to his sale.
Former academy star Noni Madueke is a potential alternative but PSV do not want to sell after losing Donyell Malen to Borussia Dortmund.
A deal for Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu could also be revisited after £17m talks broke down earlier this summer.
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