The top five players linked with signing for Tottenham Hotspur this week: Berbatov, Kalou and more

Fulham, Lille, Southampton, Juventus and Nottingham Forest stars all feature.

Tottenham Hotspur have seen key players linked with moves away from the club this week but what about the stars potentially coming into the club?

Despite the fact Spurs spent £100 million on new players last summer, they continue to be linked with squad additions who could make the side substantially stronger over the second half of the season.

Here are the top five stars linked with moves to White Hart Lane this week.

1) Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham)

Berbatov has been linked with a move back to White Hart Lane several times this month. However, Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has insisted there hasn’t been a concrete offer for the Bulgarian who remains a Fulham player.

“No. There is no problem at all, he is a Fulham player,” he told the Independent.

2) Salomon Kalou (Lille)

The former Chelsea man could be a very good attacking addition to the squad for a fee of between £2-3 million. The Mirror has reported that the forward is set to have talks with Tottenham over a potential move this month. The potential stumbling block is Lille’s reluctance to let him go.

3) Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Spurs are one of several clubs to have been linked with Shaw this week. There is speculation, which has been outright dismissed by Mauricio Pochettino, that key Saints players could now leave the club following the departure of chairman Nicola Cortese.

Another potential problem with Tottenham’s interest is the fee, with reports suggesting a price of between £20-30 million for the player.

4) Fabio Quagliarella (Juventus)

The next attacking candidate linked with signing for the club is 30-year-old forward Fabio Quagliarella. The Metro has suggested Tottenham could still complete a £4 million deal for the Italian, suggesting he can use the club as a platform to launch himself into the Italian World Cup squad for this summer.

5) Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest)

With Heurelho Gomes being linked with a move back to Brazil and Brad Friedel not getting any younger, Tim Sherwood has reportedly identified Karl Darlow as future successor to Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham first team.

Other Premier League sides are apparently interested in him but Spurs are thought to be leading the race for his transfer.

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