Tottenham talks at Hotspur Way over triple transfer including £30m PL star

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Tottenham will show the mark of their ambition by signing Christian Eriksen and Youri Tielemans in the summer, if they qualify for the Champions League.

A huge seven games lie ahead for Spurs as they currently hold fourth position in the Premier League and are attempting to hold off challenges from Arsenal, West Ham United and Manchester United to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.

Talks have been ongoing in recent weeks to define how they plan to attack the transfer window and sources have indicated to GiveMeSport that both Eriksen and Tielemans are being set as priority cases if they manage to reach the Champions League.

Eriksen, 30, has been in good form for Brentford since returning to football this season following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, with one goal and one assist in four Premier League starts, and the chances of the Bees keeping hold of him beyond this term are very slim.

Spurs were disappointed with the manner in which he waited for a move to Inter Milan two years ago yet hold no grudge and have always been open to welcoming him back.

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That scenario becomes most likely with Champions League football as Antonio Conte will see the side strengthened in almost every area.

The midfield could see two additions as Tielemans, 24, of Leicester City is also very much a wanted man and officials at Tottenham believe he will be open to a transfer this summer.

With one-year remaining on his contract, the Belgium international is valued at around £30million and has also been coveted by Manchester United – yet Spurs aim to lead the race to sign him.

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Tottenham will need to ensure there is space in the squad and it is believed Tanguy Ndombele will not be part of the plans, even if Lyon do not sign him. If Spurs can not find a buyer it is more likely he is sent on another loan deal than be merged back into the team in North London.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are also growing in confidence that they are going to win the race to sign 29-year-old Sam Johnstone at the end of the season. The 6’4 West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper is becoming available as a free agent and has plenty of options, including Manchester United, yet Spurs have been working hard on background details and are now very hopeful he will choose to join them.

Johnstone has three senior caps for England and is keen to get back into the Premier League, particularly with the Qatar World Cup on the horizon, and has turned down the prospect of a new contract at West Brom.

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