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Friday's Tottenham Hotspur transfer talk news roundup: Harry Kane, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Callum Wilson

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Tottenham on Friday, August 21.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Tottenham Hotspur eye possible reinforcements.

Spurs were among the biggest spenders during the January transfer window but are expected to be active again in the summer as Jose Mourinho continues to mould his squad.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Friday morning's Tottenham Hotspur transfer talk news roundup:


Tottenham Hotspur 'planning £20m Ainsley Maitland-Niles move'

Ainsley Maitland-Niles pictured for Arsenal in December 2019© Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly lining up a summer move for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The 22-year-old made 33 appearances for the Gunners during the 2019-20 campaign, although he only completed the full 90 minutes in one of their last 10 league matches of the season.

The Englishman - contracted to Mikel Arteta's side until June 2023 - could allegedly be moved on this summer, and a recent report claimed that two Premier League clubs are interested in his signature.

According to the Daily Mail, Maitland-Niles's versatility is admired by Tottenham's recruitment team, and Jose Mourinho's side are planning a £20m offer ahead of the new season.

The former England Under-21 international largely played as a right-back for the Gunners last term but also featured as a central midfielder after the lockdown period.

Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton are also believed to be keeping a close eye on developments.



Bournemouth 'playing hardball over Tottenham Hotspur target Callum Wilson'

Callum Wilson in action for Bournemouth on July 15, 2020© Reuters

Bournemouth will reportedly not let striker Callum Wilson leave on the cheap despite alleged interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs are keen to recruit an understudy to their talisman Harry Kane this summer and will now prioritise signing a forward, following the arrivals of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Manager Jose Mourinho is hoping to bolster his striking options after watching his side get by without Kane, who missed a chunk of the 2019-20 campaign through injury.

The Daily Mail reports that Wilson is among the names Spurs are considering, although Bournemouth's £30m valuation of the player could prove to be a stumbling block with Mourinho working to a tight budget.

Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham United are also keen on signing Wilson and could all offer the 28-year-old regular first-team football, which could prove to be a deciding factor for Wilson if he does leave the Cherries this summer.

Wilson, who has been capped four time by England, has scored 41 goals for Bournemouth in the Premier League during a five-year period, including eight strikes in the 2019-20 campaign, which saw the Cherries relegated from the top flight.

Bournemouth, who have already sold defender Nathan Ake to Manchester City for £41m, are reluctant to see another one of their prized assets leave for a cut-price fee, despite Wilson's desire to continue playing in the Premier League.


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