Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho clashes with board over as Real Madrid transfer rejected

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is reportedly clashing with the board because they have “different ideas” about which type of striker they need to sign before the October 5 transfer deadline.

Mourinho is desperate to sign a back-up for Harry Kane but is finding it difficult convincing a top-level forward to come and warm his bench.

Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic has been offered to Spurs but they have turned down the opportunity.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Mourinho is working on convincing the board to follow his blueprint.

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“They are discussing between the board and Mourinho,” Romano said in a YouTube video.

“They have different ideas about the kind of strikers they want.

“They are discussing to find an agreement about the player.”

Following Mourinho’s public declaration that he wants a new forward, he has been inundated with calls.

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However, there is one attacker who may be at the front of the queue – Napoli star Arkadiusz Milik.

“Pay attention to Milik,” Romano added. “He is one of the most serious options on the list.

“After speaking with many agents I think they have been offered over 100 strikers.

“They have to make a decision. Pay attention to Milik, in my opinion. They were also talking to Bayer Leverkusen but Bayer Leverkusen said no.

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“The same for Luka Jovic but they don’t want this type of striker.

“Pay attention to Milik because he has been offered again. However, he has many injuries and Harry Kane has some injuries in the season. He is an option to loan with an option to buy.”

Meanwhile, Mourinho spoke on Wednesday and explained how he expects more additions over ether coming days.

“I am optimistic, but more than that the feeling that I like is that we are trying everything to do it,” he said.

“You succeed or you don’t succeed. It’s like a football match: you win or you don’t win but you give everything and try everything. The transfer market is the same.

“I like the feeling that my club is trying to do everything for us and for the team, that’s the most important thing for me.

“If we succeed then great – I believe so – but if we don’t then that’s football.”

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