This is Tottenham Hotspur’s big signing summer, or at least it’s supposed to be.
After a period of zero spending, Mauricio Pochettino expects recruits to help him continue his progress at the Premier league club.
Like most others in England’s top flight, Spurs have been slow out of the blocks.
Tuesday’s edition of L’Equipe looks at the battle for Saint Etienne’s William Saliba, and brings Tottenham in with Arsenal.
There’s an unwritten transfer rumour rule in Europe: If Arsenal or Tottenham are linked with a player, then the other one also has to be.
Tottenham ‘do not give up’ and are ‘not resigned’ to losing out on the central defender.
Daniel Levy is portrayed as being on something of a transfer mission this summer. L’Equipe say he’s already ‘verbally expressed’ a €50m+ offer for Giovani Lo Celso, which would go against what is being claimed in Spain.
For Saliba and a price of €25-30m, ‘Levy will be there’.
The French newspaper call it a ‘Battle of Britain’. Perhaps they’ve been watching too much Brexit TV.
It’s once again stated that whichever club signs the 18 year old will be expected to loan him back to Saint-Etienne for a season.