Tottenham's transfer stance on Eberechi Eze and the truth about those Federico Chiesa links

thetonn: "With Ange wanting everything sorted before pre-season, how worried should we be that not much seems to have happened yet?"

Alasdair says: "I'm not concerned yet. They don't return to pre-season until July 6 so there's a couple of weeks left until that and then they depart for the tour on July 22, so there's plenty of time to get players in for pre-season. It's been pretty quiet across the window so far with the Euros and Copa America putting the brakes on a number of deals that probably have a knock-on effect on others at various clubs. Postecoglou wants stuff done early though so in an ideal world that heats up over the next fortnight."

oJaayCo: "Is Eze now our priority signing?"

Alasdair says: "Eze is definitely one of Spurs' priority targets this summer and Postecoglou is a big admirer. They love him and the fact that he's represented by Base, the agency who represent Postecoglou, Son, Maddison, Porro, Sarr and many more staff and players at the club will help matters. Ultimately with the talk of a release clause it'll be down to Spurs to put the money down that's required, but you would think any real movement is likely to come once his Euros involvement is over."

Gooochie: "Can't see us signing half the players that we reportedly need, certainly not early in the window. It’s the hope that kills you. Do you still think it’s going to plan?"

Alasdair says: "I think they've been laying the foundations with a lot of the early departures in the window, the Timo Werner deal getting extended and Lucas Bergvall coming in for the start of pre-season. The next step of course is to bring more quality in through the doors but to be fair it's been pretty dead across the market so far with the international tournaments going on, other than a couple of clubs trading with each other to help their positions within the profit and sustainability rules."

Jack00: "Do you think Marc Guehi will be a target for Spurs this summer?"

Alasdair says: "Spurs love him but he'll be big money this summer, chased by every top club going and Tottenham aren't really prioritising a centre-back as an immediate big money signing this summer unless someone major left, which is not expected at this point. Also, I'd be stunned if Palace let him go on top of Olise and Eze with their release clauses."

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glennrh: "We were told clubs such as Newcastle and Chelsea would have to sell due to PSR. They’ve both made quality signings and we’ve done nothing yet. What’s occurring?"

Alasdair says: "To be fair, Chelsea and Villa seem to have simply done some trading between themselves to help each other's FFP issues with the homegrown nature of the deals. It feels very deliberate with that in mind. As for Newcastle, they brought in a free transfer in Lloyd Kelly, who Spurs looked at but couldn't offer the same amount of football as it seems like he'll get there. It's really been a very quiet market otherwise."

emko: "When do you expect Spurs to make their first signing?"

Alasdair says: "Technically they've already made it in Timo Werner."

martyncoker: "What are your views of the transfer dealings between Villa, Everton, Chelsea and Newcastle which appear to assist each other before 30th June? Does it make a mockery of Spurs trying to be financial sustainable if other clubs find these loopholes?"

Alasdair says: "Unfortunately, that's the problem with rules, people always find loopholes. You would presume they'll try to close that loophole but I'm not sure how you can."

Violet500: "A lot of talk about Ange wanting another centre-back as a priority, I really can’t see us splashing big on an another when we only play with two, Romero and VDV. Obviously we have Dragusin and with the likes of Dorrington, Philips and Vuskovic coming through I can’t see it. Maybe we should be looking at a defender that can play anywhere across the back line Lutsharel Geertruida perhaps?"

Alasdair says: "I've said the opposite to be fair. Ange would like another centre-back but it's not a priority among the signings to be made earlier in the window. Spurs would like sign a defender who can also play at full-back if possible."

seanhallett4: "If we sign Eze, what do you think about him playing in the 10 and Maddison playing as an eight? I don't think we've seen Maddison in a 8 for Spurs but I think it could be done with a solid six behind him."

Alasdair says: "I think in Tottenham's current system under Postecoglou, if they were able to sign Eze then he could play either as one of the numbers eights or as a winger. He's the kind of talent who fits in plenty of roles and the Spurs boss might even tweak the system to allow him to be more of a natural number 10."

elton1: "Any interest in Pedro Neto? Perfect winger for Ange ball?"

Alasdair says: "There certainly has been over the years but I think his injuries have probably brought pause for a few potential suitors. He's just missed so much football in recent seasons."

Annie27: "With the WSL transfer window about to open are you hearing anything about us getting Grace Clinton in on a permanent contract?"

Alasdair says: "Spurs would love to sign Clinton and they've made no real secret of that, so we'll have to see what happens because United also seem keen on keeping hold of the young England international."

Bazzyf83: "I remember the buzz around the ground over Marcus Edwards the night we played Gillingham in the cup. He looked good for the minutes he played that night. Then he left us. Any chance of us bringing him back?"

Alasdair says: "Spurs have certainly considered a return for Marcus Edwards, with their former winger counting as club-trained and available at a cut price from Sporting due to their 35% sell-on clause. They're monitoring that situation and whether it's more beneficial to make the move or simply take a cut of any potential fee. From what I understand the player would be happy to return and has made no secret of his desire to come back to England to play in the Premier League."

JoeyG10: "Spurs have been linked with Jonathan David recently. Is there any truth in him being an option for us?"

Alasdair says: "He's certainly been a player Tottenham have looked at with interest in the past, prior to Postecoglou's arrival, and he's a very good striker so I would imagine that hasn't changed."

bens22: "Is Conor Gallagher still a target? Ange has said he only wants players that genuinely want to be at the club and it's widely reported that Gallagher wants to stay at Chelsea, so it seems unlikely at this point despite coveting him for a while now."

Alasdair says: "It's no secret that Tottenham and Postecoglou really like Gallagher, although with every passing week and Chelsea managing to sort out their very deliberate looking deals with Aston Villa, the previous need to sell the England midfielder appears to shrink. He's always stated that his preference is to stay at Chelsea but they need to offer him a contract for them to happen beyond this coming season. There's a slight difference between a player wanting to stay at a club and then being told they have to leave. That can change things, but if Spurs get any sense that it will not happen and he will remain at Stamford Bridge then they're not going to hang around waiting."

pokey500: "Have you got anything on Chiesa or Zirkzee at the mo?"

Alasdair says: "There doesn't seem to be anything in the Federico Chiesa reports from Italy when it comes to Spurs from what I'm told, certainly at this point. Joshua Zirkzee is a player Tottenham have scouted, although the noise in Serie A seems to suggest that Milan are leading the pack for the Bologna striker, with Manchester United also interested."

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