Tottenham report: £60m England star poised for Spurs ahead of Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur could deal a double whammy to rival Arsenal – beating them in the Champions League and a huge goal that has been linked.

After beating Aston Villa at the weekend, the Spurs are in full control of the race for the top four, with favorable encounters over the Gunners. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will play host to the North London Derby in May, by which time Spurs may have sealed their position.

Arsenal may well be worried about their summer transfer plans, now: and Tottenham could well get ahead of their neighbors by being able to offer Champions League football.

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One star now being linked with the Lilywhites is Leicester City midfielder James Maddison. The Foxes’ number 10 was at the center of speculation that he could move to the Emirates Stadium for £60m last summer, with it being suggested that Mikel Arteta could consider bringing him in this summer to play opposite Martin Odegaard and boost the creativity of your team.

But according to Sun (opens in a new tab), Maddison, once crowned by England, could go to the other side of North London. Antonio Conte has insisted that he wants playmaker Harry Kane to play further up the pitch, suggesting that he wants a more creative player further back from the England captain.

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This season, Maddison has 13 goals and nine assists in 43 appearances for Leicester after being encouraged by manager Brendan Rodgers to provide a bit more consistency for the East Midlanders.

The 25-year-old is valued at around £45m for Transfermarkt (opens in a new tab).

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Antonio Conte has spoken in recent weeks about the direction Tottenham need to take, stating that Steven Bergwijn needs to believe in himself a little more and stating how important it is to win the race for the top four.

The Spurs have also been linked with several youngsters. Hugo Ekitike is reportedly on the radar, as is Charles De Ketelaere.

A surprising report claims that the club are interested in Memphis Depay, while an Inter Milan star who has worked with Conte is also a reported target.

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