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Gold: Skriniar deal dead as Tottenham turn to other CB targets


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If Tottenham Hotspur are going to sign a new central defender today, it’s not going to be Milan Skriniar. Tottenham beat writer and journalist Alasdair Gold has pretty much ruled that move out, suggesting the deal is now dead after a protracted transfer saga, and saying Spurs have moved on to other targets.

As to who those other targets are, it’s anyone’s guess. Or maybe it’s nobody. Spurs have already been linked with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger — more on that later. A report in The Athletic transfer tracker suggested that Spurs kicked the tires on Manchester City defender John Stones but that doesn’t seem likely either. A move for South Korean defender Kim Min-Jae appears unrealistic at this time, though Spurs may revisit that in January.

It’s altogether quite possible that Spurs may not bring in another player at all today unless something pops up last minute. Which is possible! But barring a breakthrough, it sure looks like Skriniar is staying put.