Tottenham are reportedly poised to embark on a £50m shopping spree before the transfer window slams shut at midnight on 31 August.
It appears Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has asked after a staggering ten players and manager Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to sign at least three of them - two midfielders and a goal keeper - the Daily Mirror reports.
The Portuguese tactician is reportedly also hunting for a new striker, the Metro suggests, despite an earlier ESPN report suggesting AVB closed the forward department after the arrival of Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor. The Daily Mail claims Tottenham scouts have been watching Olympique Marseille's French international Loic Remy and were on hand to see his club beat Ligue 1 champions Montpellier.
The north London outfit are expected to pocket at least £30m from the sale of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric to Real Madrid and centre back Michael Dawson and midfielder Tom Huddlestone are expected to leave as well, although there is no confirmation of that happening as yet. Levy has already had talks with Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk over a deal for playmaker Willian but Spurs' initial offer of £11.8m was rejected by the Ukrainians. Spurs are also understood to have failed with an £8m bid for Malaga's Isco.
Meanwhile, Olympique Lyon's Hugo Lloris, Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg and Inter Milan's Julio Cesar are all believed to be on AVB's list of goal keeper targets. Present No 1 Brad Friedel turns 41 this summer, so there is every chance of one of these three turning up for Spurs before the deadline.
Dembele Wants Top Level Football
Fulham's Moussa Dembele has put European giants on alert by stating he wants to play for a top-level club. The 25 year old has been linked with a move away from Crave Cottage all summer and even claimed Madrid were interested in his services.
"Personally, I would like to go to the top. I think every player wants that. But I have the confidence to say that I want to play at a top club one day. [Fulham] is a good team. We have had two good matches now so it also makes sense to play here. As long as there is no bid, nothing happens," Goal.com quoted Dembele as saying.
Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all understood to be admirers of the Belgian.