Tottenham coach Joe Jordan set tongue’s wagging today when he revealed that one or two new arrivals may be making their way to White Hart Lane before the transfer window snaps shut on Tuesday.
Although Spurs boss Harry Redknapp remained coy on the prospect of adding to his squad on Friday, he did reveal he was traveling to an unnamed game to run the rule over a potential signing.
Whether Redknapp is preparing for a busy summer or has a late dash in the January transfer window remains unclear, but GMF is here to assess the players the north London club have been linked with in recent weeks - and sees if there is any chance of them turning up at Spurs Lodge at 10:59pm on Tuesday.
The future of Leandro Damiao has been up in the air for some time after Tottenham had a bid turned down for the Brazilian striker over the summer.
Now, if recent reports are to be believed, Damiao could be the subject of a late bid from Tottenham in an attempt to bolster their strike force, but they will have to move quick if they are to see of Paris Saint-Germain in the race for his signature.
Thanks to Spurs' ‘strategic partnership’ with Damiao’s club, Internacional, an advantage could be claimed, but PSG are rumoured to want a deal done soon and have the money to back that up.
What are the chances: This one has legs if the growing numbers of reports are to be believed: Spurs 'battling PSG for Leandro Damiao transfer' - Metro, 29th January 2012
Extra options on the right of midfield is something Redknapp has been desperate for ever since Aaron Lennon’s injury left his squad looking noticeably unbalanced, and Juventus playmaker Milos Krasic seemed like the perfect fit.
The Serbian has undoubted quality but has failed to settle in Italy, alerting Chelsea and Liverpool to his availability, with a loan move most likely.
However it looks increasingly unlikely that Krasic will be heading to White Hart Lane, with Redknapp seemingly happy with his current wide options having denied Steven Pienaar and Niko Kranjcar the chance to move in January.
What are the chances: slim to none, according to the Metro, Tottenham have turned down the chance to sign him - Milos Krasic and Lucas Moura 'still in Chelsea's transfer plans', Metro 28th January 2012
Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic has emerged as a late transfer target for Spurs after reports suggested the German club expect to receive an offer for the forward before the window shuts.
Evidently a striker is at the forefront of Redknapp’s mind with the possibility of not being able to agree a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer becoming more likely.
Redknapp admits he has his eye on a ‘couple of players’ that he would like to see added to his squad, but with little more than 24 hours until the window shuts and Wolfsburg only willing to sell if they can find a replacement, time appears to be the biggest issue with this deal.
What are the chances: Another rumour that is likely to have little substance to it, but with Spurs you never know: 'Mario Mandzukic has emerged as a late transfer target for Spurs', Metro, 29th January 2012
Chris Samba wants a ‘divorce’ from Blackburn during the transfer window, but faces a battle to get his wishes granted.
The Congolese defender says he was lied to by the club’s owners over possible transfer targets and believes now is the time to move on.
Redknapp wants cover at the back and Samba may well be the man for him, but he may be forced to pay over the odds to persuade Blackburn, who don’t want to sell, to let him go.
What are the chances: At one point Samba seemed the most likely arrival at Spurs but now it appears to have fizzled out somewhat thanks to Blackburn's belligerence: 'Spurs yet to bid for Samba as Kean reveals Rovers snub for QPR offer' Daily Mail 18th January 2012
Another who may be a possibility in the summer (although with Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester City all reportedly interested they would face one hell of a battle) Jan Vertonghen will almost certainly make a Premier League switch at the end of the season.
The Belgian international impressed in the Champions League for Ajax this season going up against the likes of Rela Madrid and confirmed he intends to quit the Netherlands this year, but where will he end up?
What are the chances: With the player himself confirming he will stay at Ajax til the end of the season, it will be a mad rush for his signature over the summer: Goal January transfer window Live - 'Jan Vertonghen staying put' Goal, 30th January 2012
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