All the latest transfer rumours from Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Redknapp is ready to step up his attempts to sign Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente after it emerged Tottenham are ready to sell Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch. Redknapp is also interested in signing Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay but could be forced to accept defeat in his bid to bring Roma striker Mirko Vucinic to White Hart lane after the Italian giants upped their valuation of the player. In news surrounding departures from White Hart Lane, Aston Villa is ready to make a bid for Scotland defender Alan Hutton.
Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer Athletic Bilbao £20m for Spain striker Fernando Llorente. The Spanish striker has been on the radar of Tottenham for quite some time and it was believed the club would make a bid for the player in June. It now seems that Harry Redknapp is ready to throw his hat in the ring to capture Llorente but only after he has moved on Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch.
Both strikers have been deemed surplus to requirements by their manager and Redknapp believes he can make up to £10m for the pair which will fund the vast majority of the bid for Llorente. Harry Redknapp has pin pointed the Spaniard as the man to push Tottenham to the next level and also prove to Luka Modric that the London club has the correct ambition.
Harry Redknapp is also reported to be lining up a £22m double swoop for two La Liga stars. The Metro claims that Tottenham will make bids for Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo and Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. Harry Redknapp is said to be ready to offer Sevilla £18m for Negrado and will look to sign Afellay for a cut price £4m after Barcelona secured the signing of Alexis Sanchez last week.
However, Harry Redknapp has been dealt a blow after it emerged Roma have upped their asking price for Montenegrin striker Mirko Vucinic. The strikers move to Tottenham has stalled after it emerged Roma want £17m for the forward but Tottenham only value the player at £13m. Roma sports director Walter Sabatani has now suggested that Roma will sell within Serie A with a part exchange deal with Juventus looking the deal now on the table. "Claudio (Marchisio) would be the only one from Juve we'd be willing to take," he told Corriere dello Sport.
The Mirror claims that Aston Villa is ready to make an offer for Tottenham right back Alan Hutton. After securing the services of Charles N'Zogbia yesterday, Alex McLeish is now ready to turn his attention to the defensive area of his side as he looks to improve Aston Villa's fortunes. It is believed that Spurs would allow the Scotland defender to leave the club for around £3m and Hutton is said to be keen to link up with his former Rangers manager.