Date: 25th August 2021 at 6:16pm
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Nuno Espirito Santo’s reign at Tottenham Hotspur is well and truly underway. 

The Portuguese has so far masterminded 1-0 victories over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City and his former side Wolves, meaning that only goal difference separates Spurs from the summit of the table.

However, with less than a week to go until the transfer window shuts, the Lilywhites seem to have completed arguably their biggest achievement, keeping talisman Harry Kane, with the England captain confirming he will be staying ‘this summer’.

Meanwhile, it has also been a relatively productive window for the club in terms of incomings, with Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil and Pierluigi Gollini all arriving in the capital.

Now, with just days to go until the window shuts, we look ate three players who could still join Tottenham before the deadline on August 31.

Adama Traore

As per The Guardian, Spurs boss Nuno is reportedly keen on a reunion with Spanish winger Adama Traore, who thrived during the Portuguese’s time at Molineux.

The 25-year-old is apparently top of the Spurs boss’ wish list, as he chases an attacker who can play out wide or through the middle.

As the report states, Spurs’ initial offer, which it is believed will be rejected, will be for a season-long loan deal with the option to  buy at the end.

Traore featured for Wolves in their 1-0 defeat to Spurs on Sunday.

Traore’s current employers, however, favour a guaranteed sale, whether that be in the form of a permanent transfer this summer or a loan deal with an obligation to buy clause after 12 months.

It is believed that Wolves value the winger, who has two years remaining on his current contract, at around £40 million.

Despite opening talks over an extension last year, the player is yet to agree a deal and it is now believed that Wolves would be willing to let the player go for the right price.

Houssem Aouar

The relentless speculation linking Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar with a move to the Premier League has been a saga that has dominated the past few transfer windows.

Yet, with less than a week to go, previous rumours of a move to Liverpool or Arsenal have cooled.

Instead, it appears that the Frenchman may well be on his way to Spurs.

According to Sky Sports, the London club have already held informal talks with the Frenchman’s representatives, with a view to taking him to the capital.

Aouar has been instrumental for Lyon in recent seasons, but his time with the French side could be coming to an end.

Aouar, who represented his country at the Under-21 European Championships earlier this summer, has been heavily linked with a move away from Lyon, for whom he scored eight goals and registered four assists last term.

The 23-year-old’s main incentive for a move away is the prospect of Champions League football, something that Spurs cannot offer him this season.

The attacking midfielder is therefore aware that he may have more options available to him next summer, and could still remain in France for a further year.

Aouar could fill the void left by Cristian Eriksen, who departed for Inter Milan last year.

The player, who has two years left on his current deal, is reportedly weighing things up before making a decision.

Luis Diaz

Similarly to the rumours linking Santo with a raid on former side Wolves, speculation is now suggesting that the manager could instead look to previous side Porto, with winger Luis Diaz a prime target.

According to Portuguese outlet Maisfutebol, Santo is a keen admirer of the 24-year-old and is plotting a move for the player in the coming days.

The player reportedly has a release clause of around £68 million in his current deal, and has also attracted interest from fellow Londoners Chelsea.

Diaz represented Colombia at the Copa America this summer.

The winger has demonstrated serious attacking threat since arriving in Porto from Junior FC in 2019.

He scored 22 goals and registered 13 assists across his first two seasons with the club, and has scored twice in the opening three matches of the current campaign.

Diaz has also been a regular for his native Colombia in recent months, and has now earned 18 caps for the national side.

The player has three years remaining on his current deal.

If Santo can conclude a deal for Diaz, it would be reminiscent of previous moves for Willy Boly, Ruben Neves, Vitinha and Fabio Silva, all of whom the former Wolves boss scalped from Porto to join him in the midlands.

With a matter of days to go until the window shuts once again, there is likely to be a frenzy of transfer activity in the coming week.

With Santo have proved his capabilities so early on in the season, could Spurs back him further by sanctioning more summer signings?

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