By Dave Langton
Football Insider are claiming – now being repeated across numerous other sites – to have an exclusive linking Tomas Soucek to Spurs.
Not true! That story was first published here on CandH back on April 30 Spurs keep careful eye on Hammer’s contract talks – Claretandhugh
We wrote there was very real interest from Spurs in signing the Czech Republic international, and that they are keeping a very close eye on his contract talks with the Irons.
It remains incredibly unlikely that Soucek would move to Tottenham because the two clubs simply don’t deal with each other and it would take a major change of heart in the Hammers boardroom for a deal to even be considered.
However, representatives from Soucek’s camp have spoken to Spurs about a potential bid, which would likely be in the region of £40m.
There is plenty of interest in the Czech star, as we have reported, and a number of clubs, both from the Premier League and across Europe, are taking a similar line; they are watching developments closely as the summer transfer window nears.
Of course, the window isn’t actually open yet, so there are likely to be plenty of twists and turns in this story yet.