Tottenham planning double rival swoop

Tottenham Hotspur hope to complete a double swoop from West Ham in the signings of Robert Green and James Tomkins according to The Metro.

Harry Redknapp is keen to strengthen his squad this year and after West Ham Co-Chairman David Gold confirmed Robert Green would leaving the club,¬†negotiations have seemingly started between the 32-year-old and Tottenham but they won’t stop there with defender James Tomkins also on the radar.

The Metro report that a £5million bid has been tabled by Tottenham and West Ham are currently considering it and with Harry Redknapp looking to seal a deal for Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen later this month, it seems that the back 5 are all being strengthened this summer.

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Rafael Van Der Vaart not ruling out Germany return.

Tottenham Hotspurs’ Dutch midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart has refused to rule out a return to Germany in order to be closer to his wife according to reports in the Metro.

The Metro references a recent conversation between the 29-year-old and German newspaper ‘Bild’ with Van Der Vaart saying “I don’t know. Actually, I want to stay at Tottenham. But in football, you never know’ when asked about the possibility of switching clubs.

Schalke have emerged as the front-runners in any speculated deal due to his wife’s work, just an hour away from Schalke’s training ground, though its not thought Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is willing to sell the player.

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Magpies set to miss out on Ajax star

Reports from the North East are suggesting that Newcastle United are losing a battle to secure the signature of highly-rated Ajax defender Jan Verthongen.
The Belgian international has impressed throughout the Eredivisie season in the Netherlands, becoming a key figure in the championship heading to Amsterdam.
The Northern Echo report that Newcastle United face stiff competition from A.C. Milan, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Harry Redknapp’s North London outfit were believed to have agreed a substantial with Ajax. However, Verthongen is believed to want to play in the Uefa Champions League, which Spurs will now be unable to provide in the coming season.
NUFC boss Alan Pardew has been tracking the Belgian defender for sometime but is believed to be looking at other targets.

Daniel Rees
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