Chelsea, Spurs Chase Brazilian Willian, Telegraph Says: Roundup
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Tottenham could also try to sign Willian, who wants to leave Shakhtar for the Premier League and would cost as much as 25 million pounds ($40.2 million), the Telegraph said.
Tottenham will miss out on signing Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho, who appears headed to Paris Saint-Germain, the Daily Mail reported.
Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas’s attempt to lure Moutinho collapsed on transfer deadline day over the player’s wage demands and because of administrative errors, the Mail reported.
Tottenham coach Villas-Boas won’t allow striker Emmanuel Adebayor to leave even though he isn’t commanding a regular first-team berth, the Evening Standard reported.
Adebayor is currently acting as backup to Jermain Defoe, with Spurs only employing a single striker, the Standard said.
The 30-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward said he needs time to think over what to do next, according to the Mail.
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