Spurs have supposedly been scouting Leon Goretzka however the Mirror say that German sources have ‘confirmed’ that he remains keen on a switch to either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
Quite how emphatic this conformation of unnamed sources is, is anyone’s guess. The 22 year old Shalke04 ‘product’ has been at the Veltins Arena since 2013.
Hunch: Spurs are perceived as being on the up and this kid fits the profile. Marriage of convenience for the Mirror?
Number two is West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini.
The 24 year old is Argentinian, which ticks one box. The fact that the boy has Premier League experience ticks another. Lanzini first joined West Ham in July 2014 for £9.4million deal that reportedly pays him £35,000 per week.
Hunch: The cynic in me cannot help but believe that Lanzini was Scottish, opposed to South American then the ‘Poch is a great fan of…’ line wouldn’t exist and so the rumour might not either.