Tottenham decide fate of stars as Gareth Bale deal nears

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Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on one of the biggest transfer coups in recent memory.

After finishing in sixth place last term the north London side are under pressure to enjoy a much better campaign this time around.

With Jose Mourinho tasked with winning a trophy and qualifying for the Champions League it was always the case that he'd need to add some quality to his squad.

Boy, are they doing that.

With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty already joining the club, Spurs have since been in touch with Real Madrid over a sensational double deal for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.

A permanent deal for Reguilon looks set to cost around £27million, while a move for Bale will cost around £20million in loan fees and wage contributions.

That means that the two deals will cost a sizeable amount, and will mean that Tottenham need to offload players as a result.

According to reports from The Sun, up to five players could be offloaded to fund the deals.

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With Mourinho looking to trim his squad it's thought that Danny Rose, Ryan Sessegnon, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga and Erik Lamela could be heading for the exit door.

Whether those departures will be permanent or loan deals remains to be seen, but with first team opportunities likely to be limited it's a decision that seems to make sense.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

These deals to sign Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale are an absolute game-changer.

It's no secret that Tottenham Hotspur struggled last term and that's something that needs to improve if the club are to kick on this term.

With Manchester United and Chelsea looking strong it will be difficult for Spurs to break into that top four.

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But with Reguilon and Bale on board it could be a bit easier.

While the two imminent additions will undoubtedly boost the squad, there's little doubt that Mourinho will want to reduce numbers.

Managing a bloated squad is more difficult than many think, and that's why it is in everyone's best interest to trim the numbers.

Whether Spurs can offload the five players remains to be seen, but with opportunities likely to be limited it will probably prove to be a decision that's in everyone's best interests.

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