In the absence of any real news, we have the clear reports that Michel Vorm and Ben Davies have already signed from Swansea while elsewhere, speculation about new signings is pretty thin on the ground.
However, there are stories claiming that Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian Under 20 International Douglas Costa is on the radar and as one of six players refusing to return to his club due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, he could be available for a season long loan as a temporary fix.
The 23 year old can play as a second striker but is mainly used as an attacking midfielder to good effect. For Shakhtar, he has notched 25 goals in 121 league games – a useful contribution from behind the front two.
Costa wrote on Instagram,
“I like the club, the people, the city, but I’m afraid. We want to stay at the club, but we must have risk-free working conditions.”
Risk free conditions look unlikely for the foreseeable so could Spurs make their move?