Some unlikely names have been mentioned in connection with a move to Spurs this month but could there be any truth in the rumour that the club are set to battle it out with Arsenal in a bid to sign West Ham’s Mohamed Diame?
As a defensive central midfielder, it’s an obvious link to make as cover for Sandro, particularly when the fee involved could be as little as £3.5 million.
Diame is 25 and has been at Upton Park since June 2012 when he joined from Wigan Athletic. During his time in England, the Senegalese international has made over 100 appearances and for a defensive-mid, he has a fairly respectable nine goals to his name in the Premiership.
The buy out clause in his contract is just £3.5 million but predictably, Diame himself has played down the move,
“I know there are people out there saying things about me but I have spoken with the manager and told him I want to stay,” he said.
“I know the club want to keep me so I will continue to give my best for them.”
The papers seem to think that the Emirates is a more likely destination but is Mohamed Diame a player that AVB should pursue?