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Report: Jose Mourinho Speaks To Manchester City Defender About January Move

Report: Jose Mourinho Speaks To Manchester City Defender About January Move
By Gary Connaughton Updated

Jose Mourinho is halfway through his first transfer window as Spurs manager and he is already attempting to put his mark on the squad. Gedson Fernandes has signed from Benfica on an 18-month loan deal, with the 21-year old expected to be drafted straight into the first team squad.

Their business is unlikely to be finished there. A striker is next on the agenda and the likes of Ze Luis and Krzysztof Piatek have both been linked with a move to London. With Harry Kane set for a significant spell on the sidelines and Mourinho not satisfied with his other forward options, a traditional 'number nine' is expected to be drafted in.

A striker may not be the only recruit.

Spanish outlet El Desmarque are reporting that Mourinho has been in contact with compatriot Joao Cancelo about a January move. The right back joined Manchester City in a £60million deal from Juventus last summer, making him the most expensive fullback in the history of the game.

However, things have not worked out at the Etihad as of yet. He has started only 13 games this season, with Pep Guardiola preferring Kyle Walker in that position. Barcelona are also believed to be interested, with City reportedly prepared to accept a bid of around £51million.

Spurs could certainly do with another right back. Serge Aurier has struggled for form this season, while Kyle Walker-Peters has also struggled at times. 25-year old Cancelo would certainly be a major upgrade on that pair, and an agreement with City is said to be close.

The player himself is thought to be seeking more regular playing time, with Portugal set to defend their European Championship crown this summer. He is also comfortable operating at wing back, a system Mourinho has opted for on a few occasions in recent weeks.


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