Tottenham Hotspur media round-up: Spurs driving hard bargain over Anthony Martial

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Independent has reported that Tottenham are willing to throw £18 million at a deal for Monaco forward Anthony Martial.

Spurs have been linked with a move for the highly rated teenage forward from Ligue One, with Mauricio Pochettino looking to draft in some support for Harry Kane.

However, according to the paper, Monaco are thought to be fighting hard over the deal, keen to keep the player where he is.

The Daily Mail reported yesterday that the Ligue One club wanted closer to the £20 million mark.

The Independent has also reported that Tottenham could cause the fee Liverpool pay for Danny Ings to be pushed higher.

Burnley formally accepted a £12 million offer from Tottenham before the player reached an agreement to join Liverpool.

The paper states that as a result of Spurs, Liverpool will now have to pay in excess of the £6 million they are looking to part with in terms of compensation.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been quoted by ESPN calling criticism of him leading anti-Tottenham songs as harsh.

Wilshere was caught on video leading Arsenal fans in chants against Spurs, following the Gunners’ FA Cup final win.

However, he feels the charge of misconduct from the FA over the incident is an overly heavy punishment.

“It was a surprise. I didn't know I'd been charged so I was like 'What?'” he said.

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