White Hart Lane side set for a busy summer.
Tottenham are set to conduct a squad ‘revamp’ this summer according to the Daily Mirror.
Andre Villas-Boas has set his sights on bringing in a trio of quality talents whilst readying moves to offload a quartet of players he may feel he can afford to lose.
Top of his summer wish-list appears to be a much needed striking addition and with that in mind the North London side are closing in on Barcelona ace David Villa, with only the price-tag on the experienced Spaniard being an obstacle.
The Nou Camp side believe they can milk £13m from the 31 year old’s sale, Tottenham think, probably quite rightly, they can land the former Valencia man for less. After all Villa is something of a bit-part player who has had serious injury problems in the past and has just a year left on his current deal.
Failing a move for Villa the Tottenham boss has set his sights on Christian Benteke, who may well better suit Andre Villas-Boas’s long term plans. The Belgian has had an excellent first season in the top tier but may be tough to lure away from Aston Villa now that Paul Lambert’s side are safe from the drop.
Benteke may however be swayed by the prospect of Champions League football so if a top four spot is secured then the 23 goal striker may find it harder to turn down Tottenham.
Tottenham have set their sights on another Southampton academy graduate, following their purchase of Gareth Bale, with Villas-Boas hoping to sign Luke Shaw, who is said to also be a Chelsea target.
The 17 year old left-back has been in impressive form this term, making 21 Premier League appearances this term and earning a England Under 21 call-up.
To make way for new arrivals Villas-Boas is ready to offload a number of under-performing or less needed members of his playing staff.
Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to leave, despite scoring in recent encounters with Chelsea and Stoke City, after a fairly poor season at White Hart Lane.
Villas-Boas is also ready to let go of veteran defender William Gallas and midfielders Tom Huddlestone and Gylfi Sigurdsson