White Hart Lane boss has big plans for the forthcoming transfer window.
The Daily Star are reporting on a potentially very busy January transfer window at White Hart Lane as Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas sets his sights on four possible targets whilst simultaneously drawing up a four man list of Spurs stars the Portuguese manager wants to offload.
Tottenham’s board are reportedly ready to hand Villas-Boas £20m in transfer funds as they seemingly look to back the former Chelsea boss after something of a stop/start campaign thus far, culminating in their 5-2 defeat in the North London derby on the weekend.
The Russian midfielder has been strongly linked with interest from the North London club and is perhaps seen as a long term replacement for Luka Modric, who has perhaps not been ably replaced since his move to Real Madrid.
The pint sized creative talent won’t come cheap though.
Another talented forward thinking midfielder who was struggling to retain his spot in Roma’s starting eleven under Zdenek Zeman but has put in some quality displays of late and may therefore be tough to lure him to White Hart Lane.
Another long term target and perhaps a more complete midfielder than Boas’s other targets. The FC Porto man is also clearly a player the Tottenham boss knows well from his time in charge of the Estadio Dragao side.
Tottenham made firm moves to land the 26 year old in the summer but this source believes they will try again in January.