Spurs weigh up £30m move for Brazilian
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas would not comment on speculation about the striker after their victory over Swansea City.
After being beaten by Chelsea in an attempt to sign Willian, AVB is looking to sign two more forward players, the newspaper claims.
A deal for AS Roma’s Erik Lamela worth roughly £26million is in place with the player said to have travelled to London already, the paper states.
Spurs have also agreed a deal for defender Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for around £7.5million, according to the report.
AVB wishes to break the North London club’s transfer record for the third time in his move for Hulk but when he was asked about a deal he said, as reported by the newspaper: “He is not our player, so I find it difficult to respond.”
There appeared to be no hard feelings towards Chelsea as upon being questioned about Willian he added: “Willian has made the choice to join Chelsea.
“He is a person I have a good relationship with and I wish him good luck – he made a choice he feels is important to his career.”
Gareth Bale is expected to move to Real for a massive €99million in the last few days of the transfer window, according to the paper.
Carlo Ancelotti has responded in kind to Tata Martino’s claims that Bale’s fees showed a “lack of respect for the world we live in”.
Ancelotti has said that this could be seen as double standards by the Catalonians as they themselves bought Neymar for £51million.
He said, as reported by the paper: “I didn’t understand it. He hasn’t been here for long.
“He does not understand European football and does not understand how his own club works.
“Barcelona buy their players with money, too. It was certainly a strange thing to say.”