Tottenham boss Mourinho: Toughest challenge since Porto

Chelsea FC make official offer to sign £55m midfield star

José Mourinho has cast doubt on whether Harry Kane will be available again this season or for Euro 2020, suggesting he may not return from hamstring surgery until the 2020-21 campaign has begun.

Benfica also had agreed a loan offer from West Ham for Fernandes, but Romano has claimed that the Hammers "have never been in the race".

"If you ask me if I think this is the best Christian, I have to be honest and say no", Mourinho said.

Former boss Mauricio Pochettino openly said winning the FA Cup can not compare to finishing in the top four, but Mourinho has always chased silverware. We expect him to be out until mid-April, end of April, May, next season.

Sky Sports (transfer live blog; 14:21), reports that Fernandes is now at Tottenham's training ground ahead of a proposed loan move from Benfica. He hopes to sign a new central defender this month with Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti being linked with Tottenham in recent days.

Sissoko is expected to be out for up to three months.

"I am waiting for news, but when I say I am awaiting news - it can come yes or no", he said. 'We can not have a squad like some other teams.

Spurs are in negotiations with Inter Milan over Eriksen, who was booed by some supporters when he was substituted in the defeat by Liverpool. "It's not us", Mourinho said.

Eriksen has entered the final six months of his Spurs contract and has told the club he will not sign a new deal.

Last term, Fernandes played in 46 matches for Benfica, but his game-time has been cut this season, the academy graduate featuring in just 13 games so far. With the rules, even if we get the player you cannot play him in a replay so in this moment I am not interested in Gedson or any other players who could come.

'Whoever we played, Mauricio wanted to win.

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