Tottenham ‘agree’ Matt Doherty fee with Wolves and Arsenal star should replace him

Tottenham have reportedly agreed a fee with Wolves for Matt Doherty as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his defence.

Mourinho is in his first summer transfer window with Spurs and is focusing on his back-line currently, already signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton as well as goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Doherty appears to be next on Mourinho’s wish-list with Football Insider claiming a fee has already been agreed with Tottenham’s Premier League rivals.

It’s believed that Spurs will pay Wolves an initial £12m rising to a potential £16m with add-ons.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is already eyeing up replacements too, believed to be pursuing a deal for Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

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Spurs are reportedly confident of wrapping up a deal for Doherty, who has regularly impressed at Molineux.

Mourinho had warned that he needed to be “realistic” heading into the transfer window, and there was unlikely to be many big-money signings.

He had said: “I knew what Tottenham is before I signed my contract. I had meetings with different people in the club. I think at that time we were 10-15 points behind the Champions League positions, so there are no surprises for me.

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“We need to be realistic. I know where the best players in the world are, if we sit and have a coffee I can give you a shortlist of best players in the world by position.

“The most important thing is to be realistic, analyse the transfer market opportunities – the clubs that are willing to sell, the players in the last years of their contract. Clubs willing to have creative deals.

“I know exactly what we need and what we would like and I know how to be realistic.

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