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Tottenham eyeing stunning replacement for Harry Kane & Romano says Tottenham are about to hold talks

It’s the transfer saga of the summer window that’s set to run and run, but there may be a resolution either way to Harry Kane’s Tottenham future in due course.

At the moment, Daniel Levy is stuck between a rock and a hard place because if he agrees to sell his striker, he will always be known as the club president who cashed in his chips, but if he doesn’t secure some compensation for the England captain, Kane could leave for free in a year.

In light of this, it makes perfect sense for Levy to be looking about and laying the framework for a replacement in case Kane were to reveal that his time at the club was coming to an end.

Although Kane isn’t irreplaceable per se, he is the de facto goal king at White Hart Lane, so any other number nine is likely to be considered as a downgrade, however talented he may be. Whoever comes in should that be necessary would undoubtedly have a massive task on their hands.

 

Ivan Toney of Brentford is reportedly being considered as a potential new striker for Tottenham, according to Football Transfers.

Toney is currently serving a suspension for problems with gambling and won’t be available until January at the earliest.

In the event that Kane is enticed by Bayern Munich’s advances, Levy may be able to give Kane assurances that he can depart in the new year, still command a fee for him at that point, and bring in a straight successor – something he is unlikely to accomplish this summer.

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‘Early next week’: Romano says Tottenham are about to hold talks about signing £45m player

Tottenham Hotspur have pencilled in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about the signing of Edmond Tapsoba.

That is what has been reported by Fabrizio Romano on The Debrief Podcast.

The journalist was discussing Spurs’ hunt for a new centre-back, and, inevitably, he got onto the subject of Tapsoba.

The Bayer Leverkusen defender has been strongly linked to Spurs for a number of weeks now, and according to Romano, Spurs are not giving up on this one as they see the centre-back as their top target.

However, Romano does make sure to mention that the pricetag could be a sticking point here and that a compromise has to be found if a deal is to progress.

Tapsoba talks scheduled

Romano shared what he knows about the £45m player.

“Let me say that this is the style at Tottenham, they are still speaking to Wolfsburg about Micky van de Ven and they will have new conversations about Edmond Tapsoba next week. They already have a new round of talks with Bayer Leverkusen early next week. My information is that Edmond Tapsoba is option number one, the favourite player at Tottenham is Tapsoba, but he’s more expensive, so it’s important to find a compromise,” Romano said.

Won’t be easy

Tottenham are going to try to haggle with Leverkusen over the pricetag, but that will not be easy.

The German club have shown on a number of occasions that they won’t be bullied in the transfer market.

They’ve knocked back countless offers for Moussa Diaby over the past 12 months, while they made sure to get a huge fee for Kai Havertz a few years ago when the time came to sell him to Chelsea.

Leverkusen are solid negotiators, and it’s hard to imagine they’ll sell Tapsoba for a penny less than they think he’s worth

 

 

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