Tottenham 'not prioritising' £40m Premier League star at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham Hotspur are not prioritising the signing of a midfielder, amid links to Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Spurs throughout the summer, but this is unlikely to happen as it stands.

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What’s the latest on Tielemans?

At the start of the transfer window, Spurs were rumoured to be planning to hijack Arsenal’s bid for Tielemans according to Football.London, but a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hasn’t materialised as of yet.

The £40m man has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Arsenal, with the former club said to be on ‘high alert’ with interest in a move for the Belgian from Mikel Arteta’s side seeming to be cooling, according to the Daily Star.

United have been frequently linked to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong but could move for the Leicester star should they be unable to get the deal for the Dutchman over the line.

And Romano believes that Spurs will be focused on other targets, rather than the capture of Tielemans this summer.

What has Romano said about Tielemans?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I see a lot of stories but at the moment I don’t have any confirmation on Tottenham [the club’s links with Tielemans] and I think they’re focused on signing a right-back and centre-back with [Clément] Lenglet after also signing Richarlison, so it’s not a priority for them.

What next for Spurs?

Conte has already secured four additions to his squad this summer, including the signing of Yves Bissouma from Brighton, which would make the signing of Tielemans an unlikely prospect this window.

As mentioned by Romano, the signing of Barcelona’s Clément Lenglet seems to be an imminent announcement, with an agreement between the Catalan giants and Spurs on a loan deal being finalised as of now, with the player having already agreed personal terms to join Conte’s side.

Meanwhile, the north London side are set to spend £15m on Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence, who is likely to be announced before the club flies out to South Korea for pre-season on 9th July, according to John Percy.

The Daily Mirror report that Tottenham are still interested in signing Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, despite the imminent arrival of the aforementioned Lenglet, with Conte looking to strengthen his backline, whilst the potential signing of Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay is also being discussed ahead of next season’s Premier League and Champions League campaign.

Despite looking like an unlikely bet to sign Tielemans this summer, Conte has certainly not been afraid to dip his hands into the market for a summer rebuild, with an exciting period potentially ahead for Spurs.

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