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Tottenham's fullback problem could be solved, by Arsenal?

Tottenham's fullback problem could be solved, by Arsenal?

Tottenham Hotspur are set to reinforce their squad after their dismal position in the Premier League table last season, with growing worries of the defence not being good enough.

However, Jose Mourinho has reportedly moved towards strengthening his options at the back, with a move for Wolves right-back Matt Doherty.

According to reports, the deal for the right-back is understood to be £12 million in immediate fees, with an added bonus of £8 million later on, amounting to £20 million.

Whilst an official bid is yet to be made, discussions are progressing at a very good pace, especially with Mourinho not being sure about current right-back Serge Aurier's commitments to the club.

Aurier has constantly pushed for a move away from the club, with AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen both being interested in the Ivorian.

However, the deal could well and truly be decided by Spurs' North London rivals, Arsenal.

Arsenal are facing a transfer dilemma with Wolves themselves, with wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles being set to move to Wolves this summer, yet a fee still needs to be agreed between the two clubs.

Wolves have reportedly put in a £15 million bid that was immediately rejected, with Arsenal valuing the Englishman at £20 million.

If Wolves fail to get Maitland-Niles, then it will be very unlikely that Spurs will actually get a chance in signing Doherty, especially since he is such a crucial player to the team.

Maitland-Niles has impressed over the last couple of seasons, and would prove to be a very good signing for Wolves, yet they have to meet Arsenal's asking price first.

The Englishman is one of the Premier League's most versatile player, and he would come in handy in numerous positions for Nuno Espirito Santo.

Arsenal will definitely have a large part in determining whether Spurs manage to get hold of Doherty, even if it is in an indirect manner.


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