REAL BETIS reckon Spurs will complete a permanent deal for Giovani Lo Celso in January.
Lo Celso joined Tottenham in the summer on an initial loan spell with an agreed optional price of £27m.
Club president Angel Haro said: “[Tottenham] will exercise it because if they don't they will be [charged more] in June.
“They may also have to exercise the mandatory [clause].
“We understand that they will exercise it, but if not [we will be] delighted with the player returning.”
HARRY KANE labelled Sunday’s clash with Chelsea “the big one”.
Kane admits Mourinho, the only manager other than Mauricio Pochettino he has played under in his senior Tottenham career, has brought the feel-good factor back.
England skipper Kane wants to keep that momentum going with a huge home clash against the Blues on Sunday.
He said: “Absolutely. Next is the big one.
“If we can win that and push into the top four, then we have fixtures over the Christmas period that we feel like we can definitely win. But I don’t want to say anything now and lose at the weekend!
“Even before Chelsea lost 1-0 to Bournemouth on Saturday, we said it’s two important games.”
TOTTENHAM will have to break the bank if they are to sign Carlos Soler from Valencia.
Spurs were linked with a £30m move for the 22-year-old Spanish midfielder 12 months ago, as reported by ESPN.
But the Los Che star has signed a new contract until 2023, that including a huge £127.5m release clause, according to Football Espana.
Soler made his debut for Valencia in 2016, since going onto feature 93 times in La Liga.
ALFIE WHITEMAN has penned a new deal.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham are both in talks with Lille for midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
Both clubs are looking to improve their options in midfield and are said to be in active discussions to push through a transfer next month.
Soumare, 20, caught the eye in Lille’s second-place finish in Ligue 1 last season and a number of clubs across Europe are said to be looking into his signature.
Lille president Gerard Lopez said: “It is true that there is a lot of interest from Spain, from Italy.
“The interest of Jose Mourinho? I know he likes him very much, yes.
“There are five or six clubs that are interested in him so we will see.”
The box-to-box midfielder will be well known to the Mourinho’s Spurs assistant Joao Sacramento, who worked with the Frenchman at Les Dogues before his own move across the Channel last month.
Soumare is one of a number of midseason targets for Man United, while Napoli are thought to have opened talks this week and Real Madrid and Valencia are also interested.
Wolves were among those enquiring about him in the summer but dropped out of the conversation after failing to convince the youngster.
Lille would demand anywhere between £40 and £50 million to part with a player whose contract won’t expire until summer 2022.
They would, however, hope to see Soumare return on loan for the remainder of the campaign but are confident they have ample cover should he leave for good in January.
The Senegalese-born France under-21 international featured in all six of Lille’s Champions League group stage games this season, including home and away losses to Chelsea, as Lille finished bottom of Group H.
Soumare signed for Lille in 2017 having spent his youth career at PSG and has made 22 appearances so far this term.