Sunday, 26th August, 2012
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is shaping up for a busy last period of the summer transfer window.
Villas-Boas wants to improve his squad, but the clock is ticking on a transfer window which slams shut on Friday night.
The Portuguese, who watched his side draw 1-1 with West Brom in the Premier League yesterday, admits he is looking to do a number of deals and is fully aware of just how manic the closing stages of the summer window can be.
Croatian playmaker Luka Modric is expected to be sold to Real Madrid, while defender Michael Dawson could be another departure.
In terms of arrivals, Spurs have again been linked with Marseille striker Loic Remy, Modric will need to be replaced with Yann M’Vila and Miralem Pranjic candidates, and Villas-Boas is chasing a new goalkeeper – Maarten Stekelenburg, Hugo Lloris and Julio Cesar are thought to be targets.
And so, the former Chelsea boss is preparing for a busy time.
"Well, I think the market can become very frenetic in the last couple of days. So, anything can still happen", Villas-Boas told the BBC.
"We are looking obviously for strengthening our squad a little bit further.
"So, let’s do the deals that we have to do."