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Jun 21, 2014

Spurs linked with Depay, Moreno a wanted man

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) scores a goal at 68'.

Transfer Talk is back for another day, with plenty of rumours and transfer gossip from around the globe.

Tottenham target 'New Ronaldo'

The brilliantly named Memphis Depay put in an equally brilliant performance after being subbed on early in the Netherlands' 3-2 win over Australia -- a showing that did not go unnoticed down at White Hart Lane.

The Mirror claims that Spurs will not be put off by the 17 million pound price tag that PSV Eindhoven have slapped on the youngster, though they surely won't be happy with Dick Advocaat -- who has been quite the ... advocate ... for Depay -- for likening his former charge to a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

"There was this big interview with Edwin van der Sar in the papers, and he explained all the things Cristiano was doing on the training ground at Manchester United, how many extra hours he was spending to try to improve himself," the former PSV manager said. "So I cut the page out and handed it to Depay the next day."

With every sentence that any pundit in the world mutters comparing Memphis to CR7, the Dutch wonderkid's transfer fee seems to raise by approximately one million pounds. Transfer Talk thinks Spurs will need to act quickly -- before the World Cup ends and Depay is priced at 165 million.

Moreno a wanted man

Mauricio Pochettino isn't just looking to add Depay to his squad. According to the Daily Mail, the Spurs boss also heads up a long line of admirers keen to secure the services of Mexican centre-back Hector Moreno.

The Espanyol defender is a wanted man after some stellar performances at the World Cup, and Tottenham have joined a list of of potential suitors that also includes Everton, Southampton and Swansea.

But that's not all. Pochettino has also been linked to Real Madrid left-back Marcelo and Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, both of which surely must be reflections of how much confidence he has in the current Tottenham defence.

Van Gaal linked to Dutch signing -- again

Stop the presses. In a story that seems to be recycled on a daily basis, Louis van Gaal is apparently looking to bring one of his Netherlands stalwarts with him when he heads to Manchester United after the World Cup.

Rather than Wesley Sneijder, Kevin Strootman or Arjen Robben -- all of whom the papers have recently linked to Old Trafford -- it's Nigel de Jong's turn in the spotlight.

In a move that would surely make Roy Keane proud, The Mirror claims the Red Devils want to add a bit of bite to their midfield, and De Jong fits the bill.

We here at Transfer Talk wonder how comfortable United fans would be with a former City favourite joining their team?

Tidbits

- The Sydney Morning Herald are convinced Tim Cahill will leave MLS and replace Alessandro Del Piero as Sydney FC's marquee man.

- According to Metro, Newcastle United have opened talks with Pachuca over a deal for Ecuador World Cup star Enner Valencia.

- Chelsea and Arsenal appear set to battle it out for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi, if the Daily Star are to be believed.