Tottenham Hotpsur are confident of snapping up Gylfi Sigurdsson for around £8 million pounds from under the noses of Liverpool.
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Sources close to the manager-less club have revealed that they are a week away from signing the Icelandic footballer from German club Hoffenheim. The 22-year-old was on loan at Swansea last season – brought there by new Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers who was keen to add him to Red’s squad for next season, but now is expected to sign for the Londoners who have yet to appoint a new manager.
Rumors are also on-going as to the where exactly Luka Modric will ply his trade next season with Real Madrid apparently lining up a money and player-swap deal. Turkish international Nuri Sahin is expected to move in the opposite direction as well as, you can assume, some ludicrous amount of money and Modric’s desire to play elsewhere next season.
Worryingly, unlike last year, this deal seems to have a far greater chance of going through which would spell disaster for Spurs fans who watched former boss Harry Redknapp build a team capable of competing in the Champions League. If Harry was still there he could, maybe, talk Modric out of leaving and convince the Croatian he was set to bolster the squad with quality signings, enough to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League and the Champions league.
However, a club without a manager is an easy target like a raft of ducklings without its mother and Modric, Rafael van der Vart and who knows even Gareth Bale, could all be on the menu of Europe’s elite clubs.