Tottenham latest, Fonte and Lopes linked as one deal edges closer

A selection of the latest transfer news and more from Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham have their sights on Sporting Lisbon right-back Miguel Lopes according to the London Evening Standard.

It is said that any deal for Lopes will be a loan. If he did head to White Hart Lane he is likely to follow centre-back Eric Dier from the Portuguese side with several reports indicating that a £4 million deal has been agreed between the two teams.

Dier has previously had a loan spell at Everton but didn't play a game for the club, and is set to sign a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

A report from Goal about Dier also includes a link to Southampton's 30-year-old centre-back Jose Fonte.

Fonte has just the one year left on his contract according to the report, and is said to be allowed to leave St Mary's for a reasonable transfer fee.

Any notion that the arrival of Ben Davies from Swansea City would lead to Danny Rose's immediate departure have been quashed, as Rose has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

There is a fresh report from the Daily Star suggesting that Barcelona will again try to sign Jan Vertonghen after the La Liga club had a bid turned down for Marquinhos from Real Madrid.

However, it was reported last week that Vertonghen is focusing on his future at Tottenham, whilst there have also been murmurs that the club will open discussions over a new contract with the Belgian defender in the near future.

Away from transfer rumours, Tom Carroll has been talking to the club's website about the pre-season so far - and is expecting a difficult game against Celtic in Helsinki this weekend. 

He said: "I played the first game in Seattle and was fairly happy with how things went and then I was involved in the second half in Toronto.

“We now go on to the game in Helsinki. Celtic are a good side so it will be a good challenge for the lads and I’m sure it will be a different test to what we came up against in the States.”

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