TOTTENHAM boss Jose Mourinho has targeted Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bas Dost as the centre-forward he needs as back-up to Harry Kane.
Mourinho has also looked into the possibility of landing Watford’s Troy Deeney or Danny Ings of Southampton as he seeks a striker to play second-fiddle to the England man.
Dutchman Dost (pictured) has a proven goalscoring record with both Frankfurt and his previous club Sporting Lisbon and could be available for a bargain £5.5million.
Luiz and Willian ‘in call to lure Oscar’
FORMER Chelsea midfielder Oscar, now in China with Shanghai SIPG, claims he was asked by his Brazil team-mates David Luiz and Willian to join them at Arsenal this season.
Oscar is under contract in the Chinese Super League until 2024 but said: ‘I really want to go back to Europe. [But] not now.’
On the grapevine
■ MANCHESTER United have decided against activating a buy-back option on Lyon star Memphis Depay, who flopped at Old Trafford when he signed in 2015. Depay now looks set to join Barcelona for £22million.
■ WEST Ham will turn their attentions to Arsenal defender Rob Holding on loan with Burnley confident they will hang on to James Tarkowski.
■ BAYERN Munich could face competition from Juventus if they try to buy Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
■ WEST Brom have signed former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 36.