With the surprising sacking of manager Harry Redknapp, Tottenham are now a club in major transition.
David Moyes, Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas-Boas are reported candidates to replace Redknapp, who had one year remaining on his contract and was seeking a long-term deal.
Spurs are in a curious situation as Luka Modric and Gareth Bale may need to be convinced to stay at White Hart Lane after being subjected to transfer speculation for several months. It is unclear what the departure of Redknapp and the arrival of a new manager will mean to the duo's future with Spurs.
Tottenham might consider revamping their squad with the arrival of a new manager. There has been recent speculation that Spurs were considering parting with another prominent midfielder.
Rafael van der Vaart, who joined the club in August 2010, has been linked to Schalke 04 in recent weeks. The attacking midfielder has a valuation of more than £10 million.
The Daily Star reported that Gaston Ramirez, of Bologna, and Milos Krasic, of Juventus, are possible replacements for van der Vaart. Ramirez, 21, is valued at about £14 million, while Krasic, 27, is expected to command a fee of roughly £10 million.
There has been no recent update on the status of Jan Vertonghen, who appears set to move to White Hart Lane, according to multiple sources. Spurs and Ajax have reportedly agreed on a deal worth about £10 million for the 25-year-old Belgian, whose move was considered imminent since the start of June. Should the deal fall through, Arsenal appear to be the most likely destination for Vertonghen.
Aside from Vertonghen, Tottenham also appear to be targeting Jonas Olsson according to Daily Mirror. The 29-year-old Swedish centre back could join Spurs for just £4 million from West Bromwich Albion.
Meanwhile, Ben Foster and Jack Butland, both of Birmingham, are linked to Spurs as long-term replacements for 40-year-old American goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
One transfer move is a done deal. Ryan Nelsen has confirmed that he will join Queens Park Rangers on Friday. The 34-year-old defender, who played sparingly with Spurs, is expected to play for New Zealand in the London Olympics. By joining Queens Park Rangers, Nelsen reunites with former Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes.
I owe him pretty much everything,'' Nelsen said, according to New Zealand Web site stuff.co.nz. He gave me my chance over here [at Blackburn in 2005].
That was a big factor. I know Mark and his staff really well, they all really helped me when I was first over here in England, so it's nice to go full circle towards the end of my career.
Hopefully, I can still help them out.''