While any real transfer decisions at Tottenham may have to wait until the speculation over Harry Redknapp is dealt with one way or another, there have been some interesting stories coming out of Italy today.
The papers keep referring to Wilson Palacios and suggesting that he has to make a fresh start in Serie A following his well publicised family tragedy and today, Napoli have emerged as candidates for his signature. In return, Tottenham have supposedly been linked with a move for Argentine ‘striker’ Ezequiel Lavezzi, but the Napoli president has told fans that their stars won’t be leaving. Lavezzi’s record is around a goal every four games so it could be to our advantage if he stays where he is.
Meanwhile, stories about Aaron Lennon continue and a link with Juventus has come about this morning where new coach Antonio Conte is believed to have mentioned the right winger as a specific target.
In recent months we have seen Gareth Bale, Jermaine Jenas, Alan Hutton(!) and now Palacios and Lennon linked with Serie A moves. While none have come off so far, the only fact to possibly come out of these stories is that Palacios is looking to be surplus to White Hart Lane requirements, whoever is in charge when 2011-12 comes around.