Tottenham are looking to bring West Brom defender Jonas Olsson to White Hart Lane, in a £3m deal, reports the Mirror.
Spurs had a number of defensive injury problems last season, with Michael Dawson and William Gallas missing large parts of the season, and Ledley King effected by his ongoing knee issues.
The Sweden international has recently admitted his interest in a move away from the Hawthornes: “I’ve been here for four years now and perhaps it is not wise to become to rooted in one place.”
Tottenham have also been heavily linked with a move for Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen.
The Guardian has today reported that Adebayor is in talks with Tottenham and Man City to make a permanent switch to the London club, following his loan there last season. It is no secret that Adebayor does not feature in Mancini’s plans, and so the striker is looking to move after impressing Harry Redknapp. The striker could provide a long term solution to the problem of finding a top quality striker to allow Tottenham to compete with the elite clubs.
The only stumbling block in the deal will be Adebayor’s wage demands. He is rumoured to be collecting around £175,000 a week, and this is beyond any of Tottenham Hotspurs’ top earners, and with a strict budget being enforced at Spurs it is unlikely that they will be willing to meet this current contract.
Luka Modric has hinted he sees his future away from Tottenham Hotspur but will put on hold any talk of a transfer until his participation in Euro 2012 with Croatia is over.
A year ago the saga of Modric’s proposed move to Chelsea was one of the longest-running of the summer, with Spurs eventually winning the day and keeping the midfielder at White Hart Lane in the face of incessant Chelsea interest. But the 26-year-old has suggested he is itching to play at a level higher than that currently offered by Tottenham, but will delay any discussion until later in pre-season.
Modric said: “I will decide about my future after the Euros. I will make the decision where to continue my career. I’m ready for the big tests.” Tottenham may yet be part of next season’s Champions League as, after finishing fourth in the Premier League, they must now wait on the outcome of the Champions League final on Saturday.
Ordinarily fourth place would be good enough for entry into the competition at the play-off stage, but if Chelsea defeat Bayern Munich then they would receive the last qualification spot awarded to England, pushing Tottenham into the Europa League and, the Telegraph suggests, Modric towards the exit.