The summer shopping list Mauricio Pochettino has handed to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy includes Tanguy Ndombele, Donny van de Beek, Nicolo Zaniolo and Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Guardian.
Spurs have been heavily linked with Lyon’s Ndombele this week, while Sessegnon has been a target since he first broke into the Fulham team as a 16-year-old.
Ajax star Van de Beek and and Roma’s teenage sensation Zaniolo have mostly been mentioned as possible signings in the foreign press, but the Guardian – usually reliable when it comes to transfer stories – claims Pochettino wants the duo this summer.
There is no mention of Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, who is reportedly the subject of a bid from Atletico Madrid. Again, the overseas press have been linking the Argentinian with Tottenham more than the big British newspapers.
It’s becoming clear Pochettino wants to add at least one central midfielder after Spurs were left short in the middle of the park last season as a result of injuries to Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier.
It seems Tottenham also want to recruit another attacker to provide competition for the current crop, or to replace Christian Eriksen if the Dane departs.