Mourinho close to making first signing with Tottenham

Gedson Fernandes is expected to fly into the UK next week to finalise the deal

Cape Town - Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says his team simply are not on the level of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to building a strong squad with enormous depth.

But it seems Fernandes, who has featured 59 times for Benfica's senior side, has chosen to move to Tottenham.

Noel Whelan says that Tottenham may be making a transfer blunder by letting Kyle Walker-Peters go this month amid talks with two Premier League clubs.

It is understood Tottenham will have an option to buy Fernandes when his loan deal with the Premier League club expires in 2021.

Manchester United have been interested in hiring the services of Gedson Fernandes but the Benfica star has opted to sign for Tottenham.

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However, Sky Sports News have also published a report concerning Fernandes' move to Spurs.

The Lilywhites were originally held to a 1-1 draw at the Riverside earlier this month. Jose Mourinho was questioned about Kane at a press conference on Monday and his answer suggested there could be some doubt over the 26-year-old's participation at the European Championship in June and July.

"News on Harry we don't have and if you ask me every time we come here the answer will be the same", Mourinho told reporters. I'm more anxious about Middlesbrough than the market.

"I can not answer [about his thoughts on Fernandes] because I don't know if we are getting [him]".

"I think Krzysztof Piatek at AC Milan is the type of player they should be looking at, he's the one, obviously Ibrahimovic has gone in there, so there may be an opportunity to get him".

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