Tottenham round-up: Liverpool forward linked; race for Wimmer steps up; Pochettino reacts to Burnley draw
Surprise reports coming from the Telegraph over the course of the weekend have claimed that Tottenham could renew their interest in Liverpool striker Divock Origi before the window closes.
The report understands that Jurgen Klopp could let the Belgian leave this summer after falling drastically down the pecking order at Anfield this season behind both Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke.
And, with rumours in The Sun claiming that Vincent Janssen could leave Tottenham over the next week too, Mauricio Pochettino could make a surprising late swoop to rescue the 22-year-old man.
Origi – who has managed 12 goals in 51 Premier League appearances since arriving from French outfit Lille in 2015 – is also reportedly being monitored by Marseille and Belgian side Anderlecht.
Meanwhile, Stoke City are the latest Premier League team to join the race to sign Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer before the deadline on Thursday night, according to reports in The Sun.
It is thought that the Potters’ boss Mark Hughes is prepared to submit a £17 million bid to sign the Austrian centre-back, who will be allowed to leave Tottenham following Davinson Sanchez’s arrival.
The report also suggests that Stoke are interested in taking Janssen on, ready to battle the Baggies for the Dutchman, but Spurs are allegedly reluctant to let him go before finding a suitable replacement.
Away from the speculation of the transfer window, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that he’s disappointed with the manner of his side’s draw with Burnley on Sunday evening.
Dele Alli’s goal early in the second-half was cancelled out by Chris Wood’s injury-time equaliser on debut to ensure that Tottenham remain winless from their opening two ‘home’ games at Wembley.
Talking to the press, an unimpressed Pochettino said: “The feeling is not so great because of the way we conceded the last goal. That is football. It was a tough game, difficult for us to play. We had the chance to score a second or third but we missed and sometimes you pay.
“We need to stay calm and work hard and be more focused to the end. This is only the beginning of the season. It is better it happens now. It is good that the next game is September.
Quizzed about any potential arrivals before the deadline, the Argentine added:
“We are working hard to add more quality to the squad. There are rumours in the media. I am confident we will get a minimum of three. We will see what happens in the next few days.”
The north London side now two weeks until their next Premier League tie – due to the looming international break – which will see them travel to Goodison Park to face Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
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