Andre Villas-Boas plotting transfer move for duo
New Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas is wasting no time in preparing for the 2012-13 season, and will launch bids for Brazilian playmaker Oscar and French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the near future according to The Daily Mail.
The Portuguese trainer has replaced Harry Redknapp as the White Hart Lane club’s man in charge, and has ambitious plans in the transfer market to get Spurs challenging for honours next term.
The north London side have already wrapped up a deal for skilful Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joins the club from Hoffenheim after an impressive loan spell with Swansea.
Oscar is highly-rated in his homeland, with the Internacional wonderkid linked with a move to Europe this summer.
The 20-year-old is valued at £20 million by the Brasileiro club, but it is believed that Villas Boas has offered £11 million as an initial bid.
Lloris meanwhile captained France at Euro 2012 and has emerged as one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1.
The stopper has been valued at around £16 million by Lyon, and has also attracted interest from Arsenal.
Finally, Luka Modric’s future hangs in the balance and Villas Boas will move for his former Porto player Joao Moutinho should the Croatian leave north London.
By Gareth McKnight