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Spurs preparing a £20m cash-plus-player offer for Ireland's James McCarthy - reports


James McCarthy of Everton

James McCarthy of Everton

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James McCarthy of Everton

There are rumours of a big-money Spurs swoop for Everton’s highly-rated central midfielder James McCarthy.

The Irish 24-year-old became the second-biggest signing in the Toffees’ history when he moved from Wigan at the end of the summer 2013 transfer window.

According to the Express, Tottenham will face competition from Manchester United and Arsenal for McCarthy, but Pochettino is hoping for success with a £20m cash-plus-player deal involving either Younes Kaboul or Aaron Lennon.

In a move came very close to happening for Liverpool at this time last year, Tottenham now look favourites to sign the 25-year-old Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The reported £7m deal with Dnipro comes in response to a season of disappointing wide-man performances by the likes of Andros Townsend, Eric Lamela and Aaron Lennon.

Meanwhile, Kyle Naughton has been unveiled as a Swansea player, the Standard reports, after the Welsh club agreed a £5m deal with Tottenham for the 26-year-old. The right-back is believed to have signed a three-and-a-half year contract after Spurs deemed him surplus to requirements behind Kyle Walker and versatile youngster Eric Dier.

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