Depending on which source you read, Tottenham’s new head coach Andre Villas-Boas will be given between £50m and £70m to spend on new names at the Lane for 2012-13. The stories suggest that the figure will be funded in part by the sale of Luka Modric although it’s claimed elsewhere that interest in the Croatian midfielder is fading.
As for those new names, it’s a pretty impressive list and the top five seem to be Loic Remy (pictured), Emmanuel Adebayor, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan Vertonghen and Alan Dzagoev. Also rumoured to be identified are goalkeeper Jack Butland and Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho.
As for the exit door, the claims indicate that Rafael van der Vaart may be heading back to Germany while Brad Friedel is another name commonly mentioned by the press.
At this stage who knows, but maybe the wheels will start turning a little more quickly with AVB and for once, we may not be doing our transfer deals on August 31st.