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Tottenham rumours: Paqueta battle boost; Malinovskyi nears move; Chalobah latest

The final reinforcements required for the Champions League group stage are being aligned with Antonio Conte already enjoying a fruitful time in the market so far.

Interest in a new attacking midfielder continues with Lucas Paqueta and Ruslan Malinovskyi touted as targets. Trevoh Chalobah and an array of outgoings are also on the agenda.

Here is your update of the latest Tottenham transfer news and rumours…

Lucas Paqueta

Tottenham are prepared to bid for Lyon midfielder Paqueta after West Ham failed with their own move for the Brazilian.

A fee of £34million was not enough for the French team and Spurs will enquire over the price tag before making their move, according to RMC Sport.

Flamengo midfielder Joao Gomes is said by UOL Esporte to have been lined up by Lyon to replace Paqueta with Arsenal also in the mix for his services.

Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is set to be loaned out by Chelsea

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Chelsea defender Chalobah wants to complete a move to Inter Milan despite interest from Tottenham and RB Leipzig.

A £2.5m loan fee is being requested for the centre-back, so say Gazzetta dello Sport, via TMW, with the Blues wanting £25m should he leave permanentley.

It is Leipzig who are thought most prepared to come up with the cash required while Inter ponder a move for Francesco Acerbi or Manuel Akanji instead, and Tottenham remain waiting in the wings.

Ruslan Malinovskyi

Despite preferring a move to Spurs, Malinovskyi is on the verge of joining Marseille.

The Ukrainian midfielder is said by Foot Mercato to now accept a move to the south of France after falling out with Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

However, the two clubs remain some way off an agreement on a fee with £17m previously touted as Malinovskyi’s asking price.

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