Tottenham 'targeting £97m double swoop for Diop and Jimenez'

Tottenham ‘targeting £97m double swoop for West Ham defender Issa Diop and Wolves striker Raul Jimenez’

  • Jose Mourinho is desperate for reinforcements in attack and defence
  • He has long been an admirer of 23-year-old West Ham centre-back Issa Diop
  • Raul Jimenez could be available at £44m after permanent Wolves move in 2019

Jose Mourinho reportedly has his eyes on a £97million swoop from Premier League rivals as he seeks to remodel his Tottenham side. 

Mourinho is desperate for reinforcements in both defence and attack and has identified West Ham’s Issa Diop and Wolves striker Raul Jimenez as his top two targets.

But it would take nearly £100million to bring them to north London, according to Foot Mercato. 

Raul Jimenez could be available for just £44million after a stellar campaign for Wolves

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of West Ham’s French centre-back Issa Diop

Spurs are said to be in ‘constant contact’ with Diop and his representatives.

The 23-year-old has discussed a possible move with Serge Aurier, according to the report, but West Ham value the centre-back at nearly £53m.

Mourinho is believed to have been an admirer of the Frenchman ever since he described him as ‘a monster’ after West Ham beat his Manchester United side in September 2018.  

Tottenham manager Mourinho has identified the pair as he bids to rejuvenate his Spurs side

Wolves frontman Jimenez has been identified as adding additional quality at the top end of the pitch, and could be available for as little as £44m.

It is less than 12 months since Jimenez made the permanent £30m move to Wolves from Benfica and he has enjoyed a stellar campaign to date.

He has scored 22 times so far this season, and though he turns 29 next month he is regarded as a ‘priority’ by Mourinho in the next transfer window. 

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