Transfer News Today: Tottenham star to quit White Hart Lane?


Today’s rumours feature a £5m signing for West Ham, a key Spurs man on the way out, a shock coup for Fulham and a Dutch star on his way to Everton

 

Forum chatter

 

West Ham are determined to bring in Leeds United forward Ross McCormack, and are set to offer £5m for the Championship’s top scorer so far this season.

Why it will happen

The Scot deserves a crack at the Premier League after goals at Championship level for both Cardiff and now Leeds, and he could make a very good foil for the fit again Andy Carroll.

Why it won’t happen

Having confirmed that they’ve already rejected an offer of £3.5m for McCormack, Leeds will be determined to hold onto their star man as they make a push for the Championship play-offs.

 

Tabloid gossip

 

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is ready to quit Tottenham Hotspur in the summer if the club don’t finish in the top four and secure Champions League football.

Why it will happen: With a Juan Mata-inspired Manchester United as well as Liverpool and Everton to get past, reaching the top four could be tough for Spurs, and Lloris could play for most Champions League teams.

Why it won’t happen: Spurs are currently level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, and so a serious tilt at the Champions League is expected. Lloris must also recognise that the team are improving as the summer signings settle in.

 

Shock signing

 

Fulham are set to take Sergio Canales – a midfielder once hailed as the future of Real Madrid – on loan from Valencia for the rest of the season.

Why it will happen

Canales has been dogged by injuries throughout his career, and Valencia are willing to sanction a loan move in order for him to regain fitness or perhaps to catch the eye of potential buyers.

Why it won’t happen

The rough and tumble of a Premier League relegation scrap doesn’t seem to be the ideal setting to tune up your fitness, and Canales has also been linked with the more serene settings of Everton, who already have plenty of loan stars.

 

One for the future

 

The unfortunate injury to Bryan Oviedo has led Everton boss Roberto Martinez towards looking to swell his ranks with a move for Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi, who already has 12 senior caps despite being just 21 years old.

Why it will happen

The Premier League looks to be the natural environment for Martins Indi, who would add to Everton’s defensive ranks and perhaps act as a replacement for fellow Dutchman John Heitinga.

Why it won’t happen

 As we’ve seen from their raft of loan signings this season, money isn’t exactly freely available at Goodison Park, and a potential fee of as much as £8m could be a stumbling block.


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