Tottenham hope to ease the pain of losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid with three stunning signings in the coming days. The Daily Mail says Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has refused to dwell on the Welshman's exit as he closes in on Roma forward Erik Lamela and Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen.

They are also closing in on a deal for Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches, who arrived in London on Wednesday ahead of an £8.5m move from Steaua Bucharest.

Spurs have made an enquiry for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and also asked to be kept posted if Wigan decide to sell their republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.

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