Spurs weighing up striker options

Spurs weighing up striker options

Published Aug. 21, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has claimed he turned the Liverpool manager's job down during the summer.

Liverpool will tell Andy Carroll, 23, to decide on his future by the end of the week as the Reds look to avoid any deadline-day drama over the striker as Tottenham show interest.


Spurs are considering a move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko after talks with his team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor stalled over his wage demands.

Manchester City and England winger Adam Johnson is choosing whether to rebuild his career at Liverpool, Sunderland or Spurs, while the Premier League champions have bid £5m for Swansea wideman Scott Sinclair.

Southampton are close to an £18m double swoop for Bologna's Gaston Ramirez and Blackpool's Matt Phillips.

Sunderland could make a bid for Fulham striker Clint Dempsey.

Chelsea are poised to complete a £7m move for Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

Stoke are poised to sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone on a season-long loan deal.

West Ham could make a move for free agent Royston Drenthe, who was on loan at Everton last season from Real Madrid, while striker Frederic Piquionne is in talks with Championship side Brighton.

QPR are looking to sign Zambia international striker Emmanuel Mayuka, 21, from Swiss side Young Boys of Berne for £3.5m.

Aston Villa are ready to pay £2.5m plus left-back Stephen Warnock to lure Martin Olsson from Blackburn.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not sign a replacement for Alex Song as he is convinced Jack Wilshere is on his way back from injury.

Robin van Persie came off the bench for his Manchester United debut last night but could not prevent a 1-0 defeat at Everton.


Striker Emmanuel Adebayor hopes to complete a £5m switch from Manchester City to Spurs this week.

Meanwhile, City skipper Vincent Kompany insists they can cope without striker Sergio Aguero who is out for a month with a knee injury as the champions make a £5m bid for Swansea winger Scott Sinclair.

Sunderland are plotting a £25m triple swoop for City winger Adam Johnson, Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Blackburn defender Martin Olsson.

Fulham are lining up a £7m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk's former Arsenal striker Eduardo as a replacement for Clint Dempsey, who wants to leave.

New £24m signing Robin van Persie was left on the bench as Manchester United started their campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Everton.


Arsenal are set to complete the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

Sunderland will smash their wage structure to land Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.

Robin van Persie was made to wait for his Manchester United debut, coming off the bench in a 1-0 defeat at Everton.


Manchester City could lose star midfielder David Silva, 26, as contract talks stall over the Spaniard's wage demands.

QPR are tracking Spurs defender Michael Dawson who looks set to leave White Hart Lane.

Arsenal's loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has stalled on the terms of an option to make the move permanent next season.

Southampton could make a move for Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia.

Sunderland want to speak to Fulham about striker Clint Dempsey, while they are also monitoring Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and Dnipro defender Ivan Strinic.

Blackburn's Serbia international midfielder Radosav Petrovic is in talks over a move to Turkish club Genclerbirligi.


Tottenham have revived their deal for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor and hope to sign him in time for Saturday's home game against West Brom.

Robin van Persie's Manchester United debut after his £24m move from Arsenal started on the bench and ended in a 1-0 defeat at Everton.


Manchester City remain in the hunt for Roma's Daniele De Rossi who is valued at £28m.

Sunderland are hoping to sign Tottenham pair Jermaine Jenas and Danny Rose.

Spurs are still tracking Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, but Chelsea are also keen.


Queens Park Rangers are interested in Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28, and are in talks to sign St Etienne's teenage defender Kurt Zouma, 17, but Manchester United are favourites to land him.

Spurs remain confident of signing £16m-rated Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, with Zenit St Petersburg also in the running. The Russian club have made a fresh approach to sign Andrey Arshavin from Arsenal.

Fulham have offered £2.8m for Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri.

West Ham are tracking Blackpool winger Tom Ince, son of former Hammers player Paul.

Eden Hazard, 21, believes he will not be troubled by tough-tackling Premier League defenders after his superb start to his Chelsea career.