Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Two more Belgian based stars and Adebayor

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A select round-up of transfer news relating to Tottenham Hotspur, including Nacer Chadli, Daniel Opare, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly hoping to sign two more Belgian based stars this summer at least, with FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli and Standard Liege full-back Daniel Opare both on their list of targets. Spurs already have Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele on their books, and are considering a move for Christian Benteke as well in this transfer window.

Chadli can play on either flank, and has just one year left on his contract at Twente. The 23-year-old scored against Spurs when the two teams met in the Champions League a few seasons ago, and could be available for a fee of around £7million for the winger.

Opare is a full-back who can play on either side of the defence, and might be brought in to replace Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who could be allowed to leave Spurs this summer. The 22-year-old has previously said he would be keen on a move to White Hart Lane.

Assou-Ekotto himself has come out saying Spurs must do everything they can to keep Gareth Bale this summer, although he can understand why the Welsh player might be tempted to leave.

"If Tottenham want to have a future and start to be regular in the top four, Tottenham need to keep him," Assou-Ekotto told Goal.

"I can understand [why he might want to leave]. Real Madrid are not a small club and people know that even if they support Tottenham at 200 per cent."

Besiktas have reportedly agreed personal terms with Emmanuel Adebayor, but the Spurs striker is reluctant to commit to a deal as the Turkish side are banned from European competition next season over match-fixing allegations.

They are challenging that ruling, and will hear the outcome of their appeal shortly. Adebayor has apparently been made available by Spurs after scoring just five times in the Premier League last season, although a fee is yet to be agreed for the Togo international.

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