White Hot Lines  

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of current and former players will be included, as well as any other Spurs related story, rumour or innuendo.

The MEHSTG spin story is our own unique take on some of the big breaking stories of the day ... with our 
"spin" (and little truth) attached to it !!  There are also "no spin" stories, which are strange but true !! 
You couldn't make them up !!

 

Wednesday 03.06.20
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Tuesday 02.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   The Premier League have given the go-ahead for clubs to play friendlies ahead of the restart of the season.  Clubs must not travel more than 90 minutes and players will have to drive themselves to the game, possibly in their match kit.

RUMOURS : -  25 year old Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is reported to favour a move to Tottenham over West Ham United London and Arsenal.  Spurs are reported to be challenging Liverpool and Manchester United for the signing of SSC Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who could cost GBP89 million.  Internazionale have contacted Tottenham offering the opportunity to sign 28 year old midfielder Matias Vecino with the Uruguayan expected to cost GBP18 million.


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Monday 01.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   Tottenham's rumoured interest in Rennes striker Mbaye Niang may be rebuffed by the player, who may favour a move to Marseille.  The agent of Atletico Madrid central defender Stefan Savic is reportedly in talks with Spurs about a move in the summer for around GBP13.5 million, but the agent of Willian has said there have been no talks with Spurs over a move for the winger who will be a free agent at the end of the season.


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Sunday 31.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are believed to be open to offers of around GBP20 million for Erik Lamela this summer.  Conflicting stories on the net about Spurs and Philippe Coutinho, with some sources reckoning we will be willing to pay his GBP200,000+ a week wages, while others claim Tottenham have dropped out of the running to sign him.  Spurs have allegedly been scouting 22 year old Glasgow Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard regularly, with the French front man expecting to fetch GBP25 million.     

UNDER-23s : -  News reports indicate that Maximus Tainio has left Spurs to sign for Finnish club FC Haka, who are managed by his Dad and former Spurs midfielder, Teemu Tainio.


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Saturday 30.05.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Striker Troy Parrott has had his appendix removed and will not be able to return to training until late in June.

RUMOURS : -  With football close to starting again, as long as the Government advice to social distance on the pitch "as much as possible" (?!), the rumour mill has kicked into gear, but most of the rumours refer to recent links, with the only other big news being that SS Lazio Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's price tag has been slashed by GBP30 million, although Tottenham are not the only club in for the 25 year old.   


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Friday 29.05.20
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RUMOURS : -   Apparently, an GBP8 million loan fee will secure Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for the 2020-21 season.  Spurs are willing to extend the loans of Kyle Walker-Peters and Danny Rose to South Coast Big Club and Newcastle United respectively, so that they can finish the season at those clubs.     The agent of Lille striker Victor Osimhen has said that his client is unlikely to want to join Tottenham unless Harry Kane is sold !   


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Thursday 28.05.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Premier League football will resume on 17th June according to reports after the chairmen of the clubs met today.   Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal will be the first games, with a full set of fixtures over the weekend of 19th-21st June, with Spurs v Manchester United one of them.  Some big matches staged at neutral venues.  All games will be played behind closed doors.  Matches will be televised with one game on Friday and one on Monday, with four games on Saturday and on Sunday.
Should the season not be able to be finished, in the event of a second wave of infections, then the final standings will be worked out using points per game won at the time of the season being cancelled.

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham and Arsenal are keen on AS Roma's Czech striker Patrik Schick, who is on loan this season at RB Leipzig, who do not want to trigger a 20 million Euros signing fee.  Spurs are linked with a GBP13.5 million move for Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic, who used to lay for Manchester City.  Genk striker Jonathan David could be available for GBP13.5 million at the end of the season and Aston Villa have joined Spurs in a reported interest in the Canadian 20 year old.   


OTHER NEWS ...  Nathan Jones is appointed as the manager of Luton Town for the second time ...   ...   

Wednesday 27.05.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   The Premier League clubs have agreed Stage Two of Project Restart, with clubs to resume group training, while minimising unnecessary contact and players being tested twice a week for Covid-19.

RUMOURS : -  With little money to spend this coming transfer window, Spurs are said to be keen on Marseille's midfielder Maxime Lopez, who has had little opportunity to shine under Andre Villas-Boas and the 22 year old could be available for around GBP8.9 million.  With Arsenal being linked as favourites to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, Spurs are reported today to be putting together a contract to offer the 26 year old Scot.  The club are also tempting 18 year old Bayern Munich midfielder Taylor Booth with a contract, with the USA Under-19 international considering his future prospects at the Allianz Arena.  Apparently, Spurs are keen on signing Adam Lallana from Liverpool, with Arsenal, Burnley, West Ham United London and Leicester City also keen on the 32 year old who is a free agent at the end of the season.   


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Tuesday 26.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Both Tottenham and Liverpool are reported to have made GBP62 million offers for Lille striker Victor Osimhen.  Spurs are reported to be willing to pay a loan fee in millions to Barcelona to sign midfielder Philippe Coutinho, while Kyle Walker-Peters may be offered in part exchange for Southampton midfielder Emile-Pierre Hojbjerg.


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Monday 25.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are reported to have made an enquiry of Barcelona about signing full back Emerson, who is playing on loan at Real Betis this season.  Another initial move for a defender crops up in the French media, who reckon an approach has been made by Spurs to Paris Saint Germain for 17 year old centre-half Hubert Mbuyi-Muamba, although it is not know if the Ligue 1 club are willing to let him leave, but his current contract expires in June 2021.   


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Sunday 24.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Nothing new on the transfer news front, with rehashes of stories for the last few days, as teams get set to return to training and playing again   

UNDER-18s : -  Aaron Skinner has signed a professional deal with the club.  The defender signed the contract on turning 18 yesterday..


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Saturday 23.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Philippe Coutinho has been linked with Spurs on the news that Bayern Munich will not trigger an automatic signing clause to their loan agreement, although stories reckon the player's preferred destination is Chelsea.  19 year old FC Nordsjaelland midfielder/forward Mohammed  Kudus is being watched by six clubs, including Tottenham, who regard the Ghanian international as a prospect for the future.  


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Friday 22.05.20
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RUMOURS : -   The Daily Star reckon that Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to let striker Raul Jiminez leave, with Tottenham keen on the Mexican front man.  Spurs linked Barcelona central defender Samuel Umtiti looks like he will be sold by the La Liga club for around GBP27 million, with a number of clubs in England and Europe also interested.


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Thursday 21.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  A raft of clubs from across Europe are keenly watching the situation of Mohamed Simakin, who looks set to leave Strasbourg with Tottenham Southampton, Borussia Dortmund, Everton, AC Milan, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt all interested in the 20 year old.  Spurs have been offered the opportunity to sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, with the 25 year old said to be worth GBP 30million.  SSC Napoli are reported to be ready to sell striker Arkadiusz Milik for around GBP45 million.  Oxford United are said to have signed 16 year old Spurs right back Ben Watt and he will join the U's Academy side in the summer.


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Wednesday 20.05.20
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CORONAVIRUS : -   For the third time, Serge Aurier has seemingly breached Coronavirus lockdown measures, this time by visiting his hairdresser and then posting a picture of them both on social media.  It appears that the fears that some people had about the Ivory Coast international before he signed may be being realised.

Tottenham have announced that they will refund tickets for the remaining games of the 2019-20 season, which will be played behind closed doors.  The refund can go towards next season's season ticket or be taken as a refund of cash.

RUMOURS : -  Not a lot of new solid rumours today, just a lot of opinion that was based on previous day's transfer stories.  Lille's Director of Football Luis Campos is not now coming to Tottenham ... or he is, depending on which story you want to believe.   


OTHER NEWS ... For some reason One Show host Alex Scott has been co-opted onto a Government working group with the remit to get football back being played safely  ...   ...   

Tuesday 19.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  There is a lot of heat around Jan Vertonghen's alleged free transfer away from Tottenham, with AS Roma, Internazionale, Real Betis and Valencia all interested in the Belgian defender.  Barcelona lost interest in Harry Kane a year ago, when their president contacted Daniel Levy and decided not to pursue their chase for the Spurs striker when they found out how much the asking price would have been.  French TV channel Canal+ have reported that Lille Director of Football Luis Campos has left the club and is expected to take up the same position at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, having a reputation for bringing in some excellent signings at the clubs he has been at.  Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs are all reported to be interested in signing 27 year old Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea.


OTHER NEWS ...  six members of Premier League teams and coaching staff have tested positive on the return to training ...   ...   

Monday 18.05.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Premier League clubs have agreed that players can return to training from tomorrow in small groups.

RUMOURS : -   There was nothing substantial on the transfer rumour front today.   


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Sunday 17.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Jan Vertonghen is being courted by Internazionale and AS Roma, as it looks odds on that he will leave Spurs at the end of the season.  Chilean 26 year old AS Monaco central defender Guillermo Maripan is being watched by Tottenham and two other Premier League clubs with a view to being signed in the summer.  Juventus right back Alex Sandro may be part of a swap deal which would see Serge Aurier move to Turin.   


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Saturday 16.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  No rumour news that is new or interesting today.   


OTHER NEWS ...  Top class football returned to Europe today with Bundesliga matches resuming in empty stadia  ...   ...   

Friday 15.05.20
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PROTECTION : -  It has been revealed that Hugo Lloris bought a Belgian Shepherd dog to protect his property and family two weeks before Dele Alli was robbed in his own house at knife-point.  The dog cost GBP15,000.   


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Thursday 14.05.20
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HARRY KANE : -   Spurs striker Harry Kane has paid to sponsor the club shirts of Leyton Orient for the 2020-21 season, with messages of support for the frontline heroes, Haven House Children's Hospice and the mental health charity MIND on the three shorts the team will be wearing next season.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs and Arsenal are both keen on signing 22 year old Reims defender Axel Disasi, although he prefers a move to Spain with Sevilla interested.  It is reported that Tottenham have offered a player plus cash for SSC Napoli's striker Arkadiusz Milik, although which player was left open.  Real Betis want 60 million Euros if any club wish to sign forward Loren Moron, with Spurs one of the clubs linked, but it is thought that the Spanish side will have to accept less, with transfer funds reduced following the Coronavirus pandemic.  Leeds United and AC Milan are the latest clubs to be linked with a move for defender Juan Foyth in the next transfer window. 


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Wednesday 13.05.20
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DELE ALLI : -  Dele Alli sustained minor facial injuries, along with his brother who were held at knifepoint while they and their partners were robbed by two men who broke into the midfielder's house early this morning.  They made off with valuable jewellery and watches.

RUMOURS : -  The French media are proposing a theory that Tottenham were the club to offer GBP75 million for Lille striker Victor Osimhen, but this seems unlikely in view of the financial hit that clubs are taking while Coronavirus spreads across the globe and Tottenham do not usually spend that sort of money   .   


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Tuesday 12.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are one of a number of Premier League clubs keeping an eye on Glasgow Celtic's teenage midfielder Daniel Kelly, with the 15 year old playing up in the Under-18s, with the Scottish champions said to be keen to take Spurs winger Jack Clarke on loan for the next season.  20 year old AS Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is a target for Spurs and Manchester United with a price tag said to be in the region of GBP53 million, with Tottenham said to have been pressing hard to sign him for some time now.  Liverpool and Spurs are both keen on GBP45 million rated defensive midfielder/centre half Diego Llorente of Real Sociedad.  The club have reportedly spoken to Leicester City over the transfer of defender Ben Chilwell, trying to steal a march on Chelsea, who are also said to be targeting the England international left back.  Ecuadorian left back Pervis Estupinan is being watched by Spurs and Barcelona, with the on loan Watford defender playing for Osasuna and the Nou Camp side asking him to hold back on deciding his future.  The Daily Mail report that Spurs are to move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro with Serge Aurier moving in the opposite direction and that they are in advanced talks to sign Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne.  The paper also claims that Spurs could offer Juventus Danny Rose to secure the signing of full back Mattia de Sciglio.


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Monday 11.05.20
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CORONAVIRUS : -  The Government announced today that there will be no elite sport until at least the 1st June and this will take place behind closed doors, but football will only start on the advice of the health specialists advising the Prime Minister .

RUMOURS : -   Barcelona are reported to be interested in defender Juan Foyth, while Spurs are said to be interested in Ajax's 18 year old right back Sergino Dest and teenage winger Jamie Leweling, who plays for Greuther Furth in Bundesliga 2.  Olympique Lyonnais winger Memphis Depay looks set to leave in the next transfer window, with Chelsea and Arsenal joining Tottenham in a reported interest in the Dutchman.  .   


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Sunday 10.05.20
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RUMOURS : -   Spurs and Wolverhampton Wanderers are both interested in signing midfielder William Carvalho from Real Betis when the transfer window opens again, with the La Liga club looking for GBP26.1 million for the Portuguese international.  Manchester United are asking for GBP17 million for central defender Chris Smalling, who Spurs have been linked with in the media..   


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Saturday 09.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are said to be interested in Brazilian midfielder Gerson of Flemengo according to his father, while Stoke City 16 year old Mohamed Sanko is also interesting Spurs, along with Chelsea, Glasgow Celtic and Everton.  Another youngster interesting Tottenham is 18 year old Taylor Booth of Bayern Munich, who has two years of his contract remaining, but the American impressed when playing against the Spurs Under-19s in the UEFA Youth Cup last season.  His brother Zach Booth is a 16 year old at Real Salt Lake and has captained the US Under-17 and was on trial at Spurs in December last year, with the club monitoring his progress.  AS Roma are reported to have made an approach for Jan Vertonghen, who will be a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season.  Liverpool are said to be interested in taking Tanguy Ndombele on loan next season as a way out for the 23 year old who has failed to settle at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.


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Friday 08.05.20
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HEUNG MIN SON : -  Our South Korean international striker has completed his three weeks military service in his home country passing out with flying colours.  He was the best performer among the recruits and (unsurprisingly) he was excellent at shooting.  Over the next 34 months, he will also have to complete 544 hours of community service to complete his reduced National Service requirement, as he was part of the national team who won the Asia Cup.

RUMOURS : -  Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell has been added to Tottenham's wish list for the next transfer window, along with previously mentioned names such as SS Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Norwich City right back Max Aarons, West Ham United London defender Issa Diop and Fenerbahce's Serbian striker Vedat Muriqi.    .   


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Thursday 07.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reportedly interested in GBP29 million rated AS Roma striker Patrik Schick, his current loan club RB Leipzig cannot agree a fee for the 24 year old Czech international.  Tottenham are keen on SSC Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but the feeling is not reciprocated.   


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Wednesday 06.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Stories on the internet reckon that Spurs are not taking up the option of signing former Manchester United central defender Junior Nkwonta.  Tottenham have asked to be kept informed of the situation of Benoit Badiashile , the AS Monaco defender, with the 19 year old looking likely to leave the French club, while Paris Saint Germain are interested in Tanguy Ndombele, although Spurs have no intention of selling him according to the Athletic.  Tottenham are to challenge Everton for the signing of AS Roma winger Cengiz Under.   


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Tuesday 05.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  It is reported that Academy teenage midfielder Ferdinand Okoh has left Spurs to join Bournemouth.  Chelsea winger Willian is rumoured to have spoken to Jose Mourinho and agreed to join Tottenham on a free transfer when the close season arrives.


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Monday 04.05.20
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RUMOURS : -   Tottenham, West Ham United London and Chelsea are looking at Amiens SC striker Serhou Guirassy, with the 24 year old priced at GBP17 million, while 23 year old AC Milan defender Davide Calabria has been named as a potential target, costing just GBP8.7 million.


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Sunday 03.05.20
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NFL : -  It is reported today that Spurs might lose out on GBP4 million when the two NFL games due to be staged at the Stadium next season are cancelled.

RUMOURS : -   The media have got differing take son Tanguy Ndombele's career at Spurs, with some reporting that he has decided to stay and fight for his place, while others reckon Tottenham have hired agents to find him a new club when the transfer window opens.  Apparently, Spurs have been beaten to the signing of Sunderland's 16 year old striker Joe Hugill by Manchester United.  Gareth Bale could be one of a few players Real Madrid will look to sell at the end of the season, with Tottenham obviously mentioned as a possible destination for the Welshman. 


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Saturday 02.05.20
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RUMOURS : -   There are few fresh transfer rumours today amid news that should games be played behind closed doors next season, Tottenham are forecasted to lose GBP100 million.  This comes amid stories circulating that players are concerned about restarting the season and the safety of them from contracting Coronavirus after three members of the 1FC Koln playing and coaching staff picked up the disease after a return to training.   


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Friday 01.05.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are reported in the Italian media to have contacted Hellas Verona about signing Marash Kumbulla, a 20 year old defender, to replace Jan Vertonghen, who looks likely to leave the club. 

UNDER-18s & UNDER-23s : -   The Premier League has announced that the seasons for the Under-23s and Under-18s have been cancelled with immediate effect.  This also applies to Academy matches at all age groups below these two sides.

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs defender Stuart Nethercott has been appointed as the manager of Essex side Heybridge Swifts, stepping up from assistant manager after Karl Duguid left this week.


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