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January 2013

 

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of all 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 !!

 

Thursday 31.01.13
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TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY ... so here we go ...
DONE DEALS
   Jermaine Jenas has joined QPR on an 18 month contract for an undisclosed sum.
   Heurelho Gomes has joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.
   Adam Smith's loan at Millwall has been extended until the end of the season.
   Alex Pritchard signed a new two and a half year deal with Spurs before going on loan to Peterborough United until the end of the season.
   Ryan Mason has gone on loan to French side Lorient until the end of the season.
   Simon Dawkins has joined Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.
   Andros Townsend has joined QPR on loan until the end of the season.
RUMOURS
   Spurs were keen on Babfetimbi Gomis of Olympique Lyonnais according to the Daily Mail.  The French international forward was thought to be wanted at his club, but because of financial difficulties, he might be available for as little as 8 million.
   French media sources are linking Spurs with a loan or permanent move for Olympique Lyonnais' Argentine forward Lisandro Lopez, who was formerly at FC Porto.
   Andre Villas-Boas is keen to renew his acquaintanceship with 27 year old Uruguay international left back and former FC Porto defender Alvaro Pereira, now with Internazionale, using Benoit Assou-Ekotto as bait for the deal according to various sources.
   Tottenham's interest in West Ham United midfielder Mohammed Diame could rest on them selling Tom Huddlestone, with Fulham interested in a 4 million or 5 million deal, according to the Telegraph.
   Harry Redknapp is keen to take midfielder Jermaine Jenas to QPR on loan, as well as Andros Townsend and may want to buy David Bentley.
   Tottenham could not agree a fee with Internacional of Brazil for Leandro Damiao.
NEWS
   Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker are in the England squad for the friendly against Brazil next week.
   Former Spurs defender Reto Ziegler has joined Fenerbahce on loan until then end of the season from Juventus.
   Former Spurs forward Lee Barnard has joined Oldham Athletic on loan until the end of the season from Southampton.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 30.01.13
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 against Norwich City at Carrow Road tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   Spurs are said to be trying to engineer a deal for striker Leandro Damiao from Internacional before the transfer window closes.  His club want 20 million, but Daniel Levy might hope to reduce that to nearer 15 million by tomorrow night.
   Spurs are also said to be interested in Glasgow Celtic's Gary Hooper, Real Madrid forward Ramon Callejon and Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo, according to the Guardian.
   The Independnet claim that Harry Redknapp is targeting Scott Parker as one of many players he wants to bring in at QPR, including ex-Spurs players Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar.
   The Daily Telegraph reckons that Mohammed Diame's buy out clause is nearer 7 million than 3.5 million, which might put Spurs off bidding for the West Ham United midfielder.
   Lazio have been fined a paltry 120,000 for racist chanting, ignition of fireworks and incidents of a "non-sporting nature" in their home Europa League against Spurs in November and one away against Maribor in December, with the threat of having to play one game behind closed doors should the issue arise again.  When will UEFA impose penalties that will change club's attitudes to this issue ?  Tottenham have been fined 8,750 for crowd disturbances in the same game.


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Tuesday 29.01.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe is fit for the match at Norwich City tomorrow and is joined in the squad by new midfield signing Lewis HoltbyTom Huddlestone has a stiff calf and will miss the game, with Younes Kaboul and Sandro still sidelined by knee injuries.  William Gallas is back in the squad after his calf muscle problem.
   The Daily Star say that Spurs are making Internacional and Brazil striker Leandro Damiao their number one priority with a late bid to sign up the 20 million rated forward.
   Spurs are also linked with a move for 12.8 million rated 24 year old midfielder Etienne Capote of Toulouse.
   West Ham United fear that Mohammed Diame might move on in the January transfer window and Spurs are said to be keen on the former Wigan Athletic midfielder, who can be bought out of his contract for just .5 million.
   Benoit Assou-Ekotto might make a return to international foot
ball with Cameroon after two years out, as he has been selected in the squad for a game for his country next month.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Monday 28.01.13
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   Tottenham today announced that they have reached agreement to bring Lewis Holtby to Spurs in the January transfer window rather than wait until July.  It is rumoured that an payment of 1.5 million secured the German international midfielder immediately.
   Reading are supposedly interested in taking David Bentley on loan the Daily Mail reports.
   For a preview of the game at Norwich City on Wednesday night, click here.
   Former Spurs youngster Lee Angol has joined Hendon on a 5-week loan from Wycombe Wanderers.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 27.01.13
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   Tottenham lost 1-2 to Leeds United at Elland Road in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs, along with a number of other Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Aston Villa's Belgian striker Christian Benteke according to the Sunday Mirror.
   Bongani Khumalo captained South Africa into the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations as they drew 2-2 with Morocco today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 26.01.13
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   TalkSport's website claim that Spurs have edged ahead of Norwich City in the race to sign Glasgow Celtic striker Gary Hooper, who is rated at 7 million.
   Spurs Under-21s drew 2-2 with Southampton at Hotspur Way after being 2-0 ahead in the FA Premier Under-21 League Elite Stage.  Shaquile Coulthirst put Spurs ahead and the lead was doubled by Alex Pritchard before Southampton hit back for a draw.
   Togo beat Algeria 2-0 in African Cup of Nations with Emmanuel Adebayor scoring and playing the whole game for Togo.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 25.01.13
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   Souleymane Coulibaly has been loaned to Italian Second Division side US Grosseto until the end of the season.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  William Gallas resumed training after a calf injury picked up on Boxing Day, but he may not be in the match-day squad for Sunday's FA Cup tie at Leeds.  Jan Vertonghen is also back in training after illness ruled him out of the Manchester United match last week.  Younes Kaboul and Sandro (both knee) are out of the game.
   Spurs have been linked with a move for Mohammed Diame of West Ham United, with the former Wigan Athletic midfielder having a 3.5 million release clause in his contract according to the Guardian.
   For a preview of the FA Cup tie at Leeds on Sunday, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been charged by the FA with violent conduct for kicking a ball boy on Wednesday in the League Cup semi-final at Swansea City ... 

Thursday 24.01.13
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   Alleged Spurs midfield target Yann M'Vila has joined Rubin Kazan from Rennes.
   The Sun reckon Tottenham have cloned Gareth Bale and are playing the replicant under the name of Kenneth McEvoy in the Youth side !!


   OTHER NEWS ... Simon Grayson has been sacked as manager of Huddersfield Town ... 

Wednesday 23.01.13
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   Yago Falque has joined Spanish side Almeria of the Segunda Division on loan until the end of the season.
   Former Spurs defender Ryan Nelsen will leave QPR on 1st February to join Toronto FC as their new manager.
   Bongani Khumalo captained South Africa to a 2-0 win over Angola in the African Cup of Nations today.
   Spurs Youth team will be at home to Bolton Wanderers in the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup with a date for the match to be arranged.


   OTHER NEWS ... Swansea City beat Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate to reach the League Cup Final ... 

Tuesday 22.01.13
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   Tottenham Hotspur announced their trading figures for the year ending 30th June 2012, with turnover down to 144 million and the operating profit was also down to 23 million, mainly due to the lack of involvement in the Champions League.
   Spurs' Youth team beat West Ham United Youth 5-2 at Upton Park tonight in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup.  Tottenham's goal-scorers were Kenneth McEvoy (2), Roman Michael-Percil, Shaquile Coulthirst and Grant Ward.
   Togo lost out to a last minute Ivory Coast goal in the African Cup of Nations as they went down 1-2, with Emmanuel Adebayor playing the whole game.
   The Guardian report that Spurs are offering 840,000 (1 million Euros) to bring Lewis Holtby to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window, but Schalke 04 are holding out for double that.  However, with two new imports at the Bundesliga club in midfield, it could signal a move soon if a fee can be negotiated.


   OTHER NEWS ... Bradford City beat Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate in the League Cup semi-final to go through to Wembley ... Keith Hill was appointed as the new manager of Rochdale today ...


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene Wenger took to the media today to state that his players do really care about the club ... meeting their demands over the size of their pay packet.

Monday 21.01.13
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   The only Spurs related bit of news today relates to yesterday's game and the FA are asking Alex Ferguson to explain the comments he made about the lineman's performance including not flagging for what the United manager thought was a stone cold penalty.
   Today's postponed Under-21 game at West Bromwich Albion has been re-arranged for Monday 25th March with a 13:00 kickoff at the Midlands club's training ground.
   Former Spurs loan striker Frazier Campbell has left Sunderland for Cardiff City for a fee thought to be around 650,000.


   OTHER NEWS ... Rochdale have sacked their manager John Coleman ... 

Sunday 20.01.13
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Manchester United at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 19.01.13
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   The Times links Spurs and Rubin Kazan with a move for QPR midfield target Yann M'Vila of Rennes, with a 12 million fee quoted.
   The Daily Mail say that talks continue with Schalke 04 regarding the transfer of Lewis Holtby in this transfer window to cover for Sandro. although they reckon a 1.2 million offer has been rejected, but also report Spurs are showing interest in M'Vila and have considered a 3.5 million move for West Ham United midfielder Mohammed Diame.
   Two more of Tottenham's games have been moved to accommodate live TV coverage.
Arsenal (home) has moved from Saturday 2nd March to Sunday 3rd March with a 16:00 kick off (Sky Sports)
Liverpool (away) has moved from Saturday 9th March to Sunday 10th March with a 16:00 kick off (Sky Sports)
   South Africa, captained by Bongani Khumalo, drew 0-0 in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations with Cape Verde today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 18.01.13
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   Spurs announced this afternoon that Sandro will miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage, which was operated on yesterday.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Obviously Sandro will be missing for the game against Manchester United on Sunday and will be joined by William Gallas, who has not yet recovered from his calf injury.  Long term absentee Younes Kaboul is still out, but the rest of the squad are available, except Emmanuel Adebayor, who is away with Togo on African Cup of Nations duty.
   Former Spurs youth team player Zaine Francis-Angol has signed a new deal with Motherwell that will keep the 19 year old Antigua & Barbuda international at Fir Park until July 2015.


   OTHER NEWS ... Nigel Adkins was today sacked as manager of Southampton and replaced with Argentine Mauricio Pochettino ... 

Thursday 17.01.13
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   A pre-season tour to Hong Kong was announced today, with Spurs taking part in the Asia Trophy. along with Manchester City, Sunderland and South China FC at the National Stadium between 24th July and 27th July.
   Spurs are considering brining Lewis Holtby over in the January transfer window from Schalke 04 to cover for the injured Sandro, who could miss the rest of the season according to the Guardian.  They also surmise that Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore may now stay at the club during the remainder of the season, when it looked like they would go out on loan at the very least.
   Released by Sunderland, former Spurs striker Louis Saha has joined Wits University in South Africa.
   For a preview of Sunday's home match against Manchester United, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Doncaster Rovers have appointed Bryan Flynn as their new manager ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ...  Luis Suarez reveals that most football fans know more about football than his own manager.  Shock horror !!

Wednesday 16.01.13
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   Spurs have announced that Sandro has had surgery on his knee injury, but have not said how long he may be out of the side.
   The Independent claims that Shakthar Donetsk are willing to sell Willian this transfer window, with Chelsea and Spurs linked to the striker from Brazil, but the Ukraine club will want 20 million for him.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 15.01.13
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   A friendly at Hotspur Way saw the Spurs Development team beat Peterborough United 8-1.  Alex Pritchard scored four goals, Cristian Ceballos two and a goal each for Massimo Luongo and Shaquile Coulthirst.
   Leeds United will be Tottenham's Fourth Round FA Cup opponents after they beat Birmingham City 2-1 at St. Andrews in their 3rd Round replay tonight.
   Former Spurs striker Robbie Keane is to train with the club for two weeks as he gets ready for the start of the MLS season.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 14.01.13
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   The Tottenham Under-21s started their Elite Group matches in the second phase of the competition with a 5-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the snow this afternoon.  Spurs' goals came from Andros Townsend, Tom Carroll, Jon Obika 2 and Yago Falque.


   OTHER NEWS ... Sean O'Driscoll has been appointed as the new manager of Bristol City ... 

Sunday 13.01.13
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   Lewis Holtby has been talking about joining Spurs and choose the club as he believes the squad is packed with exciting players and that the club can win the Premier League next season.  Part of his family are from Bedford and are big Spurs fans, so he will have family nearby.  The German international midfielder also said his move was influenced by the presence of Steffen Freund at the club, as he knew him form the German national youth set-up and the fact that Jurgen Klinsmann had been such a big player for Spurs in the past.
   The Sunday Express reckon that Daniel Levy has become resigned to the fact that Gareth Bale will leave White Hart Lane in the summer and his destination could well be Real Madrid, but Spurs would want 55 million for the Welsh winger.


   OTHER NEWS ... Barnsley have appointed David Flitcroft as their new manager ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Lots of Manchester City fans boycotted today's match at Highbury because of the 62.00 ticket price.  For a 2-0 win over Arsenal and to see Koscielny sent off sounds like it would have been money well spent !!

   MEHSTG's spin story 2 ... A Premier League footballer won 100,000 on the National Lottery and opted for the no publicity clause as he didn't want to be associated with such a small sum of money.

Saturday 12.01.13
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   Tottenham drew 0-0 with QPR at Loftus Road this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   After the game, QPR manager Harry Redknapp said that he was about to sign midfielder Jake Livermore on loan for the remainder of the season, but by this evening, the move had still not been confirmed.


   OTHER NEWS ... Bristol City sacked their manager Derek McInnes today ... 

Friday 11.01.13
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   Andre Villas-Boas has won the Manager of the Month award for December 2012.
   The Daily Mail now claims that Emmanuel Adebayor might NOT play for Togo in the African Cup of Nations, after a change of mind having initially committed himself to representing his country in the tournament.  However, the President of the country has said he ensured the player will be at the South Africa competition.
   According to Bild, the German newspaper, Spurs are interested in 20 year old SV Hamburg striker Son Heung Min, who might cost
10 million.
   Former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly has left Fulham to join Reading.


   OTHER NEWS ... Blackburn Rovers name Michael Appleton as their new manager ... 

Thursday 10.01.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -   Apart from long term knee surgery victim Younes Kaboul and William Gallas, who has a calf injury, the rest of the squad is fit for the trip to Loftus Road on Saturday lunch-time to play QPR .  Emmanuel Adebayor will play his last game for Spurs before jetting out to South Africa for the African Cup of Nations, where he will captain Togo.
   QPR TEAM NEWS : -   Andy Johnson (knee), Bobby Zamora (hip), Jose Bosingwa (back), Armand Traore (knock) and hamstring victim Junior Hoilett are all likely to be out of Saturday's lunch-time game.  New free signing Tal Ben Haim might be in lien to make his debut.
   For a preview of the QPR game, click here.
   Spurs are distancing themselves from Internacional and Brazil striker Leandro Damiao, after the forward said he will probably stay at his club and Andre Villas-Boas stated that he would not be likely to play for Spurs.  The Daily Mail disagree, saying Spurs are still in talks, but are hoping to barter them down from a 15 million asking price.
   This may have something to do with a story in the Daily Mail that the chairman of Sevilla is in London to finalise the sale of Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo.  While the 27 year old forward is being linked with Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea, it is thought Tottenham are the favourites to sign him on a four and a half year deal for 15 million and on wages of over 70,000 a week.
   Tottenham have also been linked to a move for Internazionale's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, along with Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, but the money he would demand in wages might be an issue for Spurs, with Galatasaray already having had a bid accepted for the 28 year old.
   The London Evening Standard claims QPR want to take William Gallas to Loftus Road to bolster their fragile defence, hoping to snap him up with his Tottenham contract being up in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 09.01.13
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   Tottenham's FA Cup Fourth Round tie away against Leeds United or Birmingham City will take place on Sunday 27th January with a 14:00 kick off to allow the game to be covered live on ESPN.
   Because of the scheduling of the FA Cup tie, our away Premier League match against Norwich City will now take place on Wednesday 30th January with the game kicking off at 19:45.
   Emmanuel Adebayor has been selected to play for Togo in the African Cup of Nations and will leave for the tournament after being available to play for Spurs in their Premier League game at QPR on Saturday.
   The Guardian claim that Spurs will rival Fenerbahce for the signing of Montpelier's Moroccan midfielder Youndes Belhanda and a bid of 12 million is thought to be the fee required by the French club to allow the 22 year old to leave.
   The Daily Telegraph reports that Spurs have withdrawn their interest in Crystal Palace England Under-21 international Wilfred Zaha, leaving the way clear for Manchester United to sign the striker.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 08.01.13
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   The FA has lodged an appeal against the ban handed out by UEFA to Steven Caulker for the incidents surrounding the England Under-21 game in Serbia for which he was suspended for two games.  Blackpool's Thomas Ince received a one game ban and this is also being appealed.
   Tottenham's Development Squad beat Charlton 4-0 at home with two goals from Jon Obika and one each from Jake Livermore and Andros TownsendZeki Fryers made his first appearance since his recent signing.
   Following the end of his loan spell at Swindon Town, John Bostock has returned to Spurs.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 07.01.13
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   Tottenham have been charged by UEFA over "crowd disturbances" at the Europa League game at Lazio in November, while the home club have been charged with racist chanting at the same match.
   Emmanuel Adebayor has opted to play for Togo in the African Cup of Nations, but Spurs hope he might be available for the game at QPR on Saturday.
   The Daily Mail claim Schalke 04 are willing to let Spurs take Lewis Holtby to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window for 1.6 million, so that they can get a replacement in.
   In the Gazzetta dello Sport, Spurs, Fiorentina, Internazionale and Monaco are all reported to be watching young Sampdoria striker Mauro Icardi.
   Portuguese paper A Bola reckon no official approach has been made to FC Porto by Spurs for midfielder Joao Moutinho.
   The latest MEHSTG editorial is posted here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 06.01.13
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   Tottenham have been drawn away to Leeds United or Birmingham City in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.  The tie will be played on 26th/27th January.
   The Mail on Sunday reckons Spurs have begun talks with Crystal Palace over the 10 million transfer of Wilfred Zaha.  The fact that Tottenham will do the deal now and loan the 20 year old striker back to Palace for the remainder of the season has put them ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal, but there may yet be firmer interest from those two clubs.  The Sunday Mirror reports that the talks have infuriated Alex Ferguson, still raging after Tottenham's signing of Zeki Fryers.  He is unhappy Spurs may steal a march on him and may also add a couple of loan players to go to Palace in addition to allowing Zaha to stay at Selhurst Park until the summer.
   Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is said to be shocked by Tottenham's 7 million valuation of Tom Huddlestone, as he showed interest in taking the midfielder to Queens Park Rangers, but is hoping the price might come down according to the Mail on Sunday.  In the Telegraph, another former Spurs boss - Martin Jol - is said to be ready to bid for Huddlestone.
   The same article in the Telegraph claims Spurs are willing to let midfielder Jake Livermore go out on loan, with QPR the most likely destination.  The Daily Star Sunday think he might go to Fulham though.
   Also in the Telegraph, they report that Tottenham are to make a 15 million bid to Internacional for Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.  The Mirror have the price as 20 million, which is made up of 15 million cash plus goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.
   Emmanuel Adebayor may not have much longer at Spurs, with Spurs looking to off load the Togo striker according to the Daily Star Sunday.  This will be more likely if Spurs can line up Damiao or Shakthar Donetsk's Brazilian forward Willian, with QPR keen to take Adebayor, with Harry Redknapp familiar with the striker after managing him at White Hart Lane.
   The Sunday Mirror claim that Luka Modric may be heading back to England having been voted the worst signing of the summer by fans and having difficulties settling in Spain.  not a regular in the side, the report reckons Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are all keeping tabs on his situation.


   OTHER NEWS ... John Sheridan has been appointed as the new manager of Plymouth Argyle ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... The Metro reports that Harry Redknapp is in talks with six players regarding moves in this transfer window to try to save QPR. Six ... is that all ?  A quiet window of wheeler-dealing for Harry then !!

Saturday 05.01.13
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   Tottenham beat Coventry City 3-0 at White Hart Lane in the third Round of the FA Cup this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   With Queens Park Rangers drawing in their Third Round match with West Bromwich Albion, the R's game at Loftus Road against Spurs will be brought forward to Saturday 13th January, with a 12:45 kick off for Sky Sports to show the game live.
   The Daily Mail claims that Spurs are ready to listen to offers of 3 million for Tom Huddlestone and that Jake Livermore will also be allowed to leave the club.  Fulham are keen on Huddlestone on loan, while both players are believed to interest Queens Park Rangers
   Sky Sports website claims that DR Congo captain Tresor Mputu claims that Spurs and Blackburn wanted to sign the TP Mazembe striker two years ago and now Spurs, Arsenal and Fulham are said to be considering a move for the 27 year old.


   OTHER NEWS ... Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked their manager Stale Solbakken after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Luton Town ... 

Friday 04.01.13
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   Germany's Under-21 captain and midfielder Lewis Holtby has agreed a pre-contract agreement with Tottenham and will join the club in July on a free transfer from Schalke 04.  The 22 year old has been a target for a number of clubs in the Premier League and abroad and
   Alex Ferguson is griping about Tottenham's signing of Ezekiel Fryers, as he feels that Spurs have duped Manchester United over his signing.  Tottenham say that the fee for the player in the summer would have been near 6 million, which they did not feel reflected value, so he left to join Standard Liege for a smaller fee but with the Belgian club's manager having been sacked and Fryers falling out of contention for a place in the side, he grew homesick and wanted to return to England, with Spurs agreeing a move for the player through his representatives.  Tottenham say that in line with the conditions of his move to Standard, United will receive 5% of the fee Spurs have paid for the defender.
   The Daily Mail claims that Spurs are willing to let Jake Livermore go out on loan with a view to a permanent transfer away from White Hart Lane.  The young
midfielder is thought to be interesting QPR and Fulham.
   The paper also claims that Benoit Assou-Ekotto wants to have talks about his future at the club, as he has been fit since mid-December, but has not yet been brought back into the first team.
   And they go on to claim Spurs are looking to broker a deal for FC Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho in the January transfer window, with a fall back plan for Christian Eriksen of Ajax, Fernando Llorente of Athletic Bilbao, Lewis Holtby of Schalke 04 or Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 03.01.13
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   Tottenham completed the signing of Ezekiel Fryers from Standard Liege today.  The 19 year old left back trained with Spurs in the summer after his contract expired at Manchester United, but a deal could not be completed and he moved to Belgium for a small transfer fee for "development" costs payable as he moved to another country.  Spurs have bought him after seven first team appearances for Liege and a fee of about 3 million is thought to be the price paid, whereas it might have been in excess of 6 million if they had signed him direct from United.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs look set to have Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Scott Parker back in the team, which could feature a number of fringe players getting important playing time in the first eleven.  Brad Friedel will most probably start the match, along with either Clint Dempsey or Gylfi Sigurdsson, with others who might get a game including Tom Huddlestone, Tom Carroll and Yago Falque.
   For a preview of Saturday's home FA Cup tie with Coventry City, click here.
   The agent of Anas Sharbini, a 25 year old Croatian midfielder currently playing for Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, has said that Spurs are interested in signing his client, according to Sky Sports News.
   According to the Independent and Metro, Spurs are poised to complete the pre-contract signing of Lewis Holtby of Schalke 04.  The attacking midfielder has expressed his desire to come to play in England and the 22 year old looks keen to join Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 02.01.13
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   The Daily Mirror links Spurs with an interest in Shakthar Donetsk forward Willian, who they hope to get at a lower price than in the summer, but the paper reckons he could cost 17 million and Leandro Damiao, who might fetch 20 million.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 01.01.13
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   Tottenham beat Reading 3-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   The Times claims Spurs are favourites to sign Schalke 04's English born German Under-21 international midfielder Lewis Holtby.


   OTHER NEWS ... Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher was sacked today ... 

 

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