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

Chelsea, Barcelona, Cardiff City and Red Bull Salzburg stars all feature.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood is reportedly heading for the exit door at the White Hart Lane club but that’s done nothing to stop the rumour mill from spinning round.

Who would come in and replace Sherwood is unclear at this stage but the North Londoners are being linked with some very good potential deals in the transfer market.

We’ve taken a look at five of the best players linked with signing for Tottenham in the past week.

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

The Lukaku links went quiet for a brief period of time but the Belgian is once again being linked with Spurs. At £15-17 million he’d be affordable for Tottenham but his value could rocket if he has a great World Cup this summer with Belgium, which could create a bidding war.

Cristian Tello (Barcelona)

Tello has been linked with Tottenham every time there have been questions over his future at the Nou Camp. Sherwood has routinely used central midfielders on the left hand side over the second half of the season so any new boss coming in could use Tello to re-address the balance of Tottenham’s midfield.

Steven Caulker (Cardiff City)

It could be a simple deal for Spurs to re-sign their former defender now that Cardiff have been relegated to the Championship. Caulker has excelled to the point where he’s been on the fringes of the England national team so far this season. His arrival may depend on a current defensive star leaving.

David Marshall (Cardiff City)

The Cardiff goalkeeper has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers this season. He’s produced some standout displays which have led to him being linked with a Tottenham move. Whether he’d commit to the move if he was number two behind Hugo Lloris is unclear.

Sadio Mane (Red Bull Salzburg)

The midfielder has been watched by Tottenham this season, but the Mirror suggests that Mane could potentially follow Roger Schmidt to the Bundesliga and Bayer Leverkusen. The 22-year-old is valued at around £10 million making him a cost effective gamble if they want to stop Leverkusen signing him.

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