Tottenham set to offload star, Chelsea dealt transfer blow and Real Madrid ace nearing Villarreal loan


After the departure of Jan Vertonghen on a free transfer earlier this month, two more Spurs defenders are expected to follow the Belgian out the door.

Jose Mourinho is planning a major defensive overhaul at Tottenham Hotspur that would see Serge Aurier leave the club in the ongoing summer transfer window, as per The Mirror.

Spurs are ready to listen to offers for the 27-year-old who has been an inconsistent performer for the side since his move from PSG in 2017. AC Milan and Monaco are both reportedly interested in signing the Ivory Coast international.

Aurier won’t be the last defender to leave Spurs this summer as his fellow full-back Kyle Walker-Peters is also expected to bid farewell to the North London club. The 23-year-old right back is expected to be a part of swap deal that would allow Tottenham to sign Pierre-Emile Hojberg from Southampton.

Mourinho was interested in signing Thomas Meunier from PSG before the Belgian joined Borussia Dortmund late last month. The Portuguese manager now wants the club to sign a full-back and a center-half before the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

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Aurier joined Tottenham from PSG in 2017 (Image Copyright: imago images / PRiME Media Images xAndrewxAleksiejczukx)

Top News 2: Chelsea dealt transfer blow as ter Stegen nears signing new deal with Barcelona

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Ter Stegen will miss out the clash due to injury (Image Copyright: imago images / ZUMA Wire xEricxAlonsox)

After seeing Kepa Arrizzabalaga put in underwhelming performances in the 2019/20 season, Frank Lampard was reportedly keen to add the Germany international to his team’s ranks.

Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the goalkeeper is set to sign a new five-year deal with Barcelona.

After the Spain international endured an underwhelming 2019/20 season with the Stamford Bridge outfit, Lampard is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper that could replace Kepa Arrizzabalaga in the Blues’ starting XI next season

It has been claimed that ter Stegen was part of the three-man goalkeeper shortlist that Chelsea had drawn to replace their out-of-form goalkeeper. It was also suggested at the time that Bayern Munich were also keeping tabs on the Germany international.

But with Mundo Deportivo now reporting that the 28-year-old is about to put pen to paper and sign a new five-year contract with the Catalan outfit, his potential suitors will have to look elsewhere in their attempts to bring in a new goalkeeper before the start of next season.

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Top News 3: Real Madrid ace Takefusa Kubo nearing Villarreal loan

The 19-year-old, who came through the youth ranks of Barcelona before joining Real Madrid in 2019, is on the verge of joining fellow La Liga outfit Villarreal on loan.

Villarreal are set to announce their acquisition of Takefusa Kubo on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, according to ESPN.

The report adds that the 19-year-old has already agreed on personal terms with the Yellow Submarine and both the clubs are currently in negotiations to finalize the loan fee.

Several La Liga clubs were interested in signing the player who impressed during his temporary stint at now-relegated Real Mallorca in the 2019/20 campaign.

Kubo scored 4 goals for Mallorca and was able to attract transfer interest from the likes of Sevilla, Granada, Real Sociedad, Celta Vigo and Osasuna before agreeing terms with Unai Emery’s side.

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