Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has confirmed that he has an official offer from Tottenham Hotspur, but will not make a decision about his future until after the Confederations Cup, prompting fears that Chelsea could try and hijack the deal for the 24-year-old.
Spurs have agreed a £15million fee plus £2million in potential add-ons with Corinthians, and it was believed that completing the deal would be a formality, but Paulinho has indicated nothing is finalised yet, and he has to review the offer with his family.
Last season Chelsea swooped to sign Oscar when it had seemed the Brazilian youngster was set to move for Spurs, and if they are prepared meet Paulinho’s release clause then there is every chance the Blues will be able to offer a more attractive contract to the midfielder than Tottenham.
However Chelsea are yet to firm up their interest in the player, and already have his compatriot Ramires on the books, along with the returning Michael Essien, so might decide against a move for Paulinho.
Caen striker Lenny Nangis has claimed that both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are interested in signing him. The 19-year-old made eight Ligue 2 appearances last season, scoring just once, but has made of an impact for the France international youth teams.
Nangis is set to represent France at the Under-19 European Championship in Lithuania in July, and there will likely be several teams monitoring his progress there, but it is fair to say that a move for the youngster this summer will not be the answer to Spurs problems up front.
Stoke City are interested in signing Spurs defender Danny Rose, who might be allowed to leave White Hart Lane this summer despite an impressive year on loan at Sunderland last season. Sunderland are also reportedly ready to bid for the left-back, who is valued at around £6million.
After a consistent season at the Stadium of Light, Rose was expected to challenge Benoit Assou-Ekotto for a starting place at Tottenham Hotspur, but it now looks likely the England Under-21 international will need to leave Spurs to guarantee first team football.
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