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Spurs identify three stars to make up for Eriksen sale

Tottenham will spend big if they end up selling Christian Eriksen this summer.

Spurs are demanding £100m from Real Madrid to sell the Dane and will immediately invest the cash raised on strengthening their midfield.

Box-to-box France international midfielder Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon is Tottenham's top transfer target and is expected to cost around £80m, says the Daily Mail.

Spurs are also in pursuit of Argentina international Giovani lo Celso of Real Betis.

Lo Celso is an attacking midfielder with a release clause in his contract of £88m, although £60m might persuade Betis to do business for a player signed for £20m from Paris Saint-Germain in January.

Neither are like-for-like Eriksen replacements but players with Eriksen's craft and vision are hard to find.

Spurs have had an interest in James Maddison since he was at Norwich but prising him away from Leicester would be difficult and expensive.

They have also closely tracked the development of Nicolo Zaniolo at Roma.

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