The remainder of the current season and when the transfer window will officially open remains up in the air currently, but Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is set to hand Jose Mourinho in excess of £100million with the Portuguese coach already drawing up a list of his top targets. Mourinho has already had one window under his belt where he brought in both Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn to help bolster his options further up the pitch.
Having achieved so much last season in reaching the Champions League final and finishing ahead of Arsenal for a top-four place, much was expected of what was to come next.
It was a disappointing start to the campaign though as turmoil surrounded Christian Eriksen’s future and results on the field failing to live up to expectations.
Mauricio Pochettino was eventually let go with the club sitting in the bottom half of the table with Mourinho taking over in November.
But it’s clear Mourinho hasn’t been overwhelmed by the squad at his disposal and is desperate to add more recruits.
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Pochettino spent a club-record fee on signing Tanguy Ndombele last summer while Ryan Sessegnon has struggled to settle.
There have been tough injuries to Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Bergwijn which has hampered their top-four hopes.
There are still uncertainties on when, or even if, the season will restart having been suspended since March 9.
But teams are clearly focussing on this summer’s transfer window in order to strengthen and close the gap to runaway leaders Liverpool.
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Mourinho has already hinted multiple times that he wants the funds to build his own squad at Tottenham.
And, according to German outlet Bild, it looks like he’s going to get his wish.
It is reported that Mourinho will be granted a war chest of £135million with the Portuguese coach having five players in particular among his targets.
Top of that list is said to be RB Leizpig captain Marcel Sabitzer, who would potentially cost in the region of £45million.
The 26-year-old has been a huge part of Leipzig’s success this season, playing his part in 23 goals in 35 appearances.
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But Sabitzer isn’t the only midfielder Mourinho has his eyes on with Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia also named as a top target.
Both full-back positions are also clearly an area Mourinho wants to improve and Nice right-back Youcef Atal and Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis are said to be on his wishlist.
And given both Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are over 30, Mourinho is keen to look to the future for a new centre-back.
Japhet Tanganga has emerged as a future prospect while Davinson Sanchez is still young at 23 years of age.
But Mourinho is keen to make contact with former club Real Madrid about a potential move for Eder Militao.
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