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One in, One out? The state of play at Tottenham ahead of deadline day

What is left to do in north London


Tottenham Hotspur are still looking to make one more addition before the end of the summer transfer window, with Antonio Conte keen on adding another attacker to his ranks.

Leeds United winger Dan James seems to be the target identified by the Tottenham hierarchy, with the two clubs having been in discussions about a potential loan for the Welshman, who has fallen out of favour under Jesse Marsch.

However, the Yorkshire side are only looking to sell the former Manchester United man, and have slapped a £20m price tag on his head. Tottenham, who have already signed 8 players this summer for a combined £150m, are only willing to sanction a loan deal, albeit with an option to buy the player next summer.

Dan James was sent off in Leeds' defeat to Chelsea

It remains to be seen if an agreement can be struck, but the two sides are significantly far apart at present and one will have to give ground soon to make a deal happen.

Lucas Moura on Aston Villa’s radar

Should a deal be done, it is thought that Lucas Moura could well be free to leave north London, and the Telegraph report that he is in the crosshairs of Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa side.

Moura has made two late substitute appearances so far this season, but has racked up just 12 minutes, and is well down Antonio Conte’s pecking order at present.

“Aston Villa have an interest in Lucas Moura and are considering a deadline day move for the Tottenham Hotspur forward amid last-ditch negotiations from clubs for wide forwards”, they report, before adding that “it would still take persuading from Gerrard for the Brazilian to swap Champions League football for a potential relegation battle.”

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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