Transfer News Today: Spurs and Juve Plot Lamela-Vucinic Swap Deal

Lamela to Juve, Lescott to West Ham, Ince to join the Swans and Defoe seals Toronto switch, plus other transfer rumours...


Forum chatter

Tottenham and Juve are negotiating a permanent deal for Spurs flop Erik Lamela, with striker Mirko Vucinic joining Spurs as part of the deal.

Why it will happen: Tottenham are desperate to recoup most of the £30million spurned on Lamela, plus he is still highly regarded in Italy after his successful time with Roma.

Why it won’t happen: Tottenham are believed to be demanding around £25million for Lamela, which could deter Juve.



Tabloid speculation I

West Ham are ready to offer Joleon Lescott £90,000-a-week in an attempt to lure him from the Etihad.

Why it will happen: Lescott is hardly getting a game at City and will get the chance to prove himself to Roy Hodgson at West Ham.

Why it won’t happen: Tottenham are also interested in Lescott, which could be a more attractive option to him.

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Tabloid speculation II

Swansea lead the race to sign Blackpool star Tom Ince, who is available for around £4million.

Why it will happen: Ince is nearing the end of his Blackpool deal, and the Tangerines will want to get something for their star asset.

Why it won’t happen: Swansea have been stalling over this deal for some time – could Cardiff or Crystal Palace pip them at the post?




Medical and terms

Jermain Defoe, 31, is dotting the i's and crossing the t's on a £6million move to Toronto FC, but will be loaned back to Spurs until March, when the MLS season gets underway.

Here is the video Toronto FC have posted to confirm an announcement is imminent:

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