Tottenham offered two strikers but £23m issue holding up transfer plans

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a new striker this summer with two reportedly already being offered to the club, but Serge Aurier’s transfer valuation is blocking any more fresh faces coming in. Mourinho helped steer Spurs to sixth in the table last season after taking over a club languishing in 14th.

He immediately came in and made some changes in the January transfer window by signing Steven Bergiwjn and Gedson Fernandes while shipping out Christian Eriksen along with a host of players on loan.

And he has continued to try and build his own squad this summer with a handful of changes.

Jan Vertonghen has left the club as a free agent while Kyle Walker-Peters has joined Southampton on a permanent basis.

Mourinho has further bolstered his midfield options with the signing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg while Joe Hart has joined on a free to provide cover for Hugo Lloris.

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But most recently they secured the signing of Matt Doherty from Wolves in a move which has made Aurier surplus to requirements at the club.

The 27-year-old has been made available to leave Tottenham this summer, along with a host of other first team players.

AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen are said to be interested in signing Aurier.

But the Evening Standard report Tottenham’s £23million valuation is proving too steep for interested teams.


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It is claimed that Tottenham need to sell before they can bring in any more new faces.

Mourinho is intent on signing a striker with both Joshua King and Uruguayan Darwin Nunez reportedly being offered to Tottenham.

Spurs have also had an interest in King’s team-mate at Bournemouth, Callum Wilson.

Nunez though looks set to join Benfica after landing in Portugal on Thursday.

As well as Aurier being made available, both Juan Foyth and Paulo Gazzaniga are said to be attracting some interest.

Mourinho has just over a week until the start of the new Premier League season.

They host Everton on September 13, who are expected to announce three new signings in the coming days.

Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez are all closing in on moves to Goodison Park and could be available for Carlo Ancelotti in the game against Tottenham.

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