Dan Burke

Spurs ‘hope to sign five new players this summer’

Tottenham are ready to splash the cash this summer after failing to make a single signing in the last two transfer windows.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who report that Mauricio Pochettino hopes to sign up to five players this summer.

Pochettino reportedly wants a left back, central defender and striker along with two other signings to bolster his squad.

However, there are fears that both Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld could be heading for the exit at the end of the season.

Eriksen’s contract is due to expire in June 2020 and it currently looks unlikely that the Dane will sign a new deal.

Real Madrid are understood to be huge admirers of the 27-year-old and Spurs are aware that if they don’t sell him for big money this summer, they are likely to lose him for nothing 12 months down the line.

Alderweireld, meanwhile, has a £26m release clause and has recently again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen are three other names likely to depart this summer as Pochettino clears the decks to make space for a raft of new arrivals.

The Daily Mail say Spurs are expected to reignite their interest in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen, while Valencia’s Carlos Soler remains on their radar.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrović are the two other names mentioned but Zaha is likely to be too expensive while Mitrović may be reluctant to join the club and play second fiddle to Harry Kane.