BARÇA STAR SET TO REPLACE MOUSA DEMBÉLÉ

Spurs ace Mousa Dembélé is set to leave the Premier League club as he refuses to sign a new contract. 

30-year-old, Dembélé who joined Spurs from Fulham in 2012 has been selected for Belgium’s World Cup squad and is likely to leave Tottenham after the tournament.

The midfielder’s agent is said to be in Italy speaking to a number of clubs including Napoli, Juventus and Inter Milan. Dembélé’s contract runs out in 2019 and Daniel Levy will want to cash in on the 2008/09 Eredivisie Champion as soon as possible before he is eligible to leave on a free transfer.

With a price tag of £26million, Spurs will fight hard to get as much money as they can for the ageing midfielder as they search for a replacement.

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Mousa Dembélé and Eric Dier training with Spurs

With over 230 appearances in a Spurs shirt to his name, Dembélé will be missed. The midfielder who started his career in Belgium with Beerschot A.C. is known for his physical presence on the pitch, regularly beating opponents on and off the ball.

It has also been reported that a move to the Chinese Super League could be possible with a number of clubs interested.

Barcelona’s Rafinha is a name being linked with Spurs as the replacement for Dembélé. The 25-year-old spent last season on loan with Inter and wants regular first team football after struggling to secure a place in Barça’s first team.

Mauricio Pochettino’s friendship with Barcelona’s new sporting director Ramon Planes will also help if an offer of £30.8million is made for the Brazilian international.

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Mousa Dembélé and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino
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