Tottenham latest, interest in Vertonghen, Origi deal unlikely

A selection of the latest news involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is attracting the interests of Barcelona according to TalkSport.

However, if the Belgium defender does end up at the Nou Camp, it will be because the La Liga giants have failed to sign Marquinhos and Jeremy Mathieu.

As was reported this morning, Spurs are trying to hijack Liverpool's move for Lille striker Divock Origi but their chances look slim as the 19-year-old is due on Merseyside this week for talks according to the Daily Telegraph.

If Tottenham had any hope of signing Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves, then they look to have been dashed after he signed a new long-term contract with the La-Liga club.

TalkSport have reported that the 29-year-old was attracting both the interest of Spurs, and London rivals West Ham United. 

The Daily Express is reporting that Spurs may bid £17 million for 20-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke. 

Some have suggested that such a deal is unlikely, and the German was the subject of interest from Arsenal in the January window. Manchester United are also said to be interested. 

Away from transfers, defender Zeki Fryers has been amongst the players who have reported for pre-season training, and has been telling the Tottenham club website that he can't wait to have some game time.

He said: “We have all come back fresh and it’s good to see everyone again. It was a nice break but we’re all ready to put in the work now and get back into things.

“I can’t wait for the games to come – hopefully I’ll feature in some. We’ll just have to see how things go.”

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