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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 !!

 

Thursday 30.06.16
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   Jan Vertonghen has suffered damage to his ankle ligaments in training for Belgium ahead of the Euro 2016 quarter finals at the weekend and could be out for up to eight weeks.
   Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in 21 year old Marseille left winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who could be available for GBP8.3 million, while Vincent Janssen is unhappy with AZ Alkmaar, as he thinks that his club are asking too much for him to join Spurs, who are his preferred option.  The French press claim that Nabil Bentaleb could be sold for as little as GBP8.3 million this summer, as he has fallen out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino, with Paris St. Germain a possible destination for the Algerian midfielder.


   OTHER NEWS ... Claude Puel ahs been named as the new Southampton manager ... 

Wednesday 29.06.16
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   Following yesterday's news that Spurs were odds on to sign Michy Batshuayi, the Marseille forward appears to have joined Chelsea.  Spurs and Leicester City are interested in signing 30 year old Iceland international defender Ragnar Sigurdsson of FC Krasnador of Russia.


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Tuesday 28.06.16
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   Reports online claim Spurs are confident of signing Marseille's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, even though Crystal Palace have had a GBP31 million bid accepted by the French club.


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Monday 27.06.16
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   Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all started England's 1-2 Euro 2016 Round of 16 defeat in Nice tonight, with Dier being substituted at half-time.
   Erik Lamela was an extra time substitute as Argentina drew 0-0 with Chile in the final of the Copa America before losing 2-4 on penalties.
   Spurs are said to be interested in Dynamo Kiev and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, with the 27 year old also interesting Manchester United, while other reports link Tottenham with Ayose Perez, the Newcastle United striker.
   Former Spurs defender Troy Archibald-Henville has rejoined Exeter City after leaving Carlisle United.


   OTHER NEWS ... Philippe Montanier has been named as the new manager of Nottingham Forest ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Following the second Euro exit in a week, the second most important job in the country is also up for grabs after Roy Hodgson resigned tonight.

Sunday 26.06.16
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   Bayern Munich are interested in Eric Dier after his performances at Euro 2016, while Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in buying Alex Pritchard.
   Hugo Lloris was the French captain in the home country's 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016 today.
   Toby Alderweireld scored Belgium's first goal and played the whole game along with Jan Vertonghen, as they won 4-0 against Hungary in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 tonight.
   DeAndre Yedlin played all of the Copa America Third/Fourth place play-off for the USA, but finished on the losing side as Colombia ran out 1-0 winners.
   Ex-Spurs youth striker Souleymane Coulibaly has joined Kilmarnock after being released by Peterborough United.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 25.06.16
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   Today's reports have Spurs offering 9 million Euros for AS Roma's striker Antonio Sanabria, while the Serie A club want 12 million Euros for the 24 year old Paraguayan and that Paris St. Germain have entered the running to sign AZ Alkmaar forward Vincent Janssen, while over at the Tax Payers' Stadium, West Ham United have agreed terms with Fulham's French striker Moussa Dembele.
   Ben Davies was in the Wales side that beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016 today, completing the whole game.


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Friday 24.06.16
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   On a quiet day of transfer news, Spurs are reported to have had a third bid of 14 million Euros offer for AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen turned down by the club, who are hoping to get 20 million Euros, but the club are also said to still be interested in buying Marseille's Michy Batshuayi, Fulham's French striker Moussa Dembele and Sporting Lisbon's Islam Slimani.  All this despite reports that Spurs are said to have agreed an GBP11.5 million fee to buy AS Roma striker Antonio Sanabria and the Paraguayan is in talks with Tottenham over contract details.   Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen's agent's wife obviously needs a new kitchen, as he has been saying that the Danish international could quit England following the Leave referendum win yesterday, with the agent saying he will take him away from England, but the midfielder would still qualify for a work permit even if the free movement in the EU ends.
   Tottenham will play Internazionale in Oslo on August 5th as part of their pre-season build-up.  The match will kick off at 5pm local time and will take place at the Ullevaal Stadium.


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Thursday 23.06.16
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   Tottenham confirmed the signing of Southampton's Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama for an undisclosed fee, believed to be between GBP9 million and GBP 11 million.  The 24 year old has signed a five year deal taking him through to 2021.
   Former Spurs young striker Daniel Akindayini has been released by Brighton & Hove Albion and could join Margate, where he spent time on loan last season.
   Former Tottenham midfielder Nico Kranjcar has joined Glasgow Rangers after a short stint at New York Cosmos.


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Wednesday 22.06.16
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   Victor Wanyama has said he has successfully passed his Spurs medical and an announcement on his transfer will be made in the coming few days.
   Tottenham are reported to have agreed to meet the transfer fee of around GBP11.5 million and have agreed terms with Paraguayan 20 year old striker Antonio Sanabria of AS Roma to come to White Hart Lane.  Some reports have AS Roma wanting to sign Christian Eriksen as part of the deal, but there is no official (or even unofficial) quotes to back this up.  Napoli are said to be interested in signing midfielder Alex Pritchard.
   Erik Lamela was a 67th minute substitute in Argentina's 4-0 Copa America semi-final win over the USA, for who DeAndre Yedlin played the whole match.
   Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen played all of Belgium's 1-0 win over Sweden in their Euro 2016 group match tonight.
   Kevin Wimmer was an unused substitute in Austria's 1-2 defeat in their group Euro 2016 game against Iceland tonight .


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Tuesday 21.06.16
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   Little new Spurs news today.


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Monday 20.06.16
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   Ben Davies played all of Wales' 3-0 Euro 2016 group win against Russia tonight.
   Eric Dier started and finished England's 0-0 draw with Slovakia in Euro 2016 tonight, with Harry Kane coming off the bench in the 76th minute and Dele Alli following him in the 60th minute.  Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were unused substitutes.
   Tottenham are being linked with 20 year old AS Roma's Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria, who has been on loan at Sporting Gijon this season.


   OTHER NEWS ... Stuart McCall has been appointed as the new manager of Bradford City, having held the post previously between 2007 and 2010  ... 

Sunday 19.06.16
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   Erik Lamela scored in Argentina's 4-1 Copa America victory over Venezuela this morning as he completed the 90 minutes of the match.
   Hugo Lloris played all of France's 0-0 draw with Switzerland at Euro 2016 tonight.


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Saturday 18.06.16
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   Kevin Wimmer came off the bench in the 87th minute of Austria's 0-0 draw with Portugal in Euro 2016.
   Belgium beat the Republic of Ireland 3-0 in their Euro 2016 group match this afternoon, with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld playing the whole game, while Mousa Dembele started the game, but was substituted in the 57th minute.


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Friday 17.06.16
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   Southampton's Kenyan international midfielder Victor Wanyama has been the subject of an offer by Spurs which has been accepted and will have a medical next week according to some reports. 


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Thursday 16.06.16
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   Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Eric Dier all played the 90 minutes of England's 2-1 Euro 2016 Group B win over Wales.  Harry Kane played the first half for England too, with Ben Davies completing the whole game for Wales.
   Spurs are being challenged by Napoli for Palermo midfielder Franco Vasquez and by Wolfsburg for AZ Alkmaar forward Vincent Janssen.  Perhaps also making the journey to Napoli could be Nabil Bentaleb, who is supposedly in talks with the Serie A club and ironically Wolfsburrg striker Max Kruse has put in a transfer request and is being linked with Tottenham.  . 


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Wednesday 15.06.16
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   The fixtures for the 2016-17 season have been announced by the Premier League and because it is a completely random exercise which they have to pay a lot of money to a computer for to produce we are not allowed to print them.  So go to the Spurs Official website here to see the full list.  We can say that the random fixture list has Spurs away to Everton on the opening game of the season, with an away trip to Hull City at the end, with away fixtures on Boxing day and New Year's Eve too.  November is derby month with three games against other London sides.
   Hugo Lloris played the 90 minutes of France's 2-0 win over Albania in Euro 2016 tonight that saw the host country qualify for the knock-out stages. 
   Tottenham are alleged to have offered a contract to Paris St. Germain's 18 year old striker Wilfried Kanga.  Spurs are believed to be looking at Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj, who played against Spurs in the Europa League this season and last, with an asking price of GBP12 million.
   Erik Lamela scored in Argentina's 3-0 victory over Bolivia in the Copa America in Seattle today, going on to play the whole match.
   Former Spurs striker Lee Barnard has signed for Braintree Town.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 14.06.16
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   Kevin Wimmer was an unused substitute for Austria in their 0-2 Euro 2016 defeat at the hands of Hungary tonight.
   Spurs may activate the GBP7.1 million release clause for Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye and are apparently eyeing Swiss international striker Admir Mehmedi.


   OTHER NEWS ... Everton appoint Ronald Koeman as their new manager ... Russia are handed a suspended disqualification from Euro 2016 by UEFA after their fans attacked England supporters inside the ground on Saturday  ...

Monday 13.06.16
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   Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld played all of Belgium's 0-2 defeat against Italy in Euro 2016 tonight.  Mousa Dembele was an unused substitute.
   Michy Batshuayi has been reported as wanting to move to Tottenham rather than West Ham United, but the GBP31 million asking price may be an issue.  Spurs are supposedly watching the situation of 29 year old Celta Vigo winger Nolito with Manchester City are interested, but some sources claim Tottenham are waiting to make a move with scouts from the club watching Spain in the Euro 2016 finals should he get playing time.  Spurs are rumoured to be close to signing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, with Glasgow Celtic due a 15% sell on fee should the transfer go through.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 12.06.16
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   Internazionale are said to be ready to offer Colombian defender Jeison Murillo and Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in exchange for Erik Lamela.


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Saturday 11.06.16
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   Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier all played for England in their 1-1 Euro 2016 draw with Russia tonight, with Dier scoring England's goal with a fine free-kick.
   Ben Davies played the whole game for Wales in their 2-1 win over Slovakia at Euro 2016 this afternoon.
   
DeAndre Yedlin was sent off in the USA's 1-0 win over Paraguay in the Copa America tonight.


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Friday 10.06.16
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   Among ex-Spurs Premier League players announced so far are
Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace)
Paul Konchesky (Leicester City)
Steven Pienaar (Everton).


   OTHER NEWS ... Phil Parkinson has been named as the new manager of Bolton Wanderers ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Thursday 09.06.16
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   Tottenham still appear keen on Marseille's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, although Chelsea are now interested in him.
   It was revealed in a tax court today that Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios were given pay-offs when they left the club ahead of the end of their contracts. .


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Wednesday 08.06.16
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   Spurs forward of the 1950s, Johnny Brooks, died today at the age of 84.
   Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastien Rode said he considered an offer from Tottenham before choosing to move to his favourite childhood club Borussia Dortmund.
   DeAndre Yedlin played for the US National team in their 4-0 home win over Costa Rica in the Copa America.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 07.06.16
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   The Palermo president claims he has had talks with Tottenham about a GBP19.5 million move for midfielder Franco Vasquez, while Mauricio Pochettino is reported to have been busy phoning 20 year old striker Antonio Sanabria of Paraguay and AS Roma, who has been on loan at Sporting Gijon, to tell him Tottenham are interested in buying him.  A bit unethical and even more so that it has reached the Press.  Talks have allegedly taken place in London for Tottenham to sign the 21 year old Dutch striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.  Watford are keen on signing Diego Laxalt from Genoa, with the 23 year old Uruguayan midfielder also interesting Spurs.
   Spurs have allowed Heung-Min Son to play for South Korea in the Rio Olympics, which means he will miss some of the start of the season.
   Christian Eriksen scored a ten minute hat trick in the second half of Denmark's 4-0 win over Bulgaria in the Kirin Cup in Japan before being substituted near the end of the match.
   Erik Lamela played 80 minutes of Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile in the Copa America before being substituted.
   Young winger Emmanuel Sonupe has left Spurs after his contract expired.  Also leaving the club are Armani Daly, Chris Paul and Charlie Hayford who have been released.


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Monday 06.06.16
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   Tottenham are heavily linked with Spartak Moscow's Dutch international winger Quincy Promes, who has a good goal-scoring record from the right wing and is said to be very quick.  Young Paris St. Germain striker Jonathan Ikore has denied he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus, giving Spurs hope he might join them.
   Nathan Oduwa played the last five minutes of Nigeria Under 23s 3-1 win against Honduras in the Suwon tournament.
   Former Spurs assistant manger Kevin Bond has been appointed as first team coach at Aston Villa.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Sunday 05.06.16
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   Heung-Min Son played for South Korea today in a friendly against the Czech Republic which ended in a 2-1 win for the Spurs man's side.  Son was substituted in injury time at the end of the match.
   Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweirleld played all of Belgium's 3-2 friendly win over Norway today, with Mousa Dembele making a substitute's appearance off the bench in the 84th minute.
   Ben Davies played the full 90 minutes of the Wales 0-3 friendly defeat against Sweden this afternoon.
   Nathan Oduwa made his Nigeria Under-23 debut against Denmark, but was replaced at half-time.
   Tottenham are supposedly looking at making a bid for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingaard, while a move for Palermo's midfielder Franco Vasquez is all over the Net, however, Spurs are baulking at paying over GBP32 million for Marseille's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 04.06.16
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   The Daily Mirror claim that Hugo Lloris will sign a new deal with Spurs after being assured that the squad will be strengthened during the summer.
   Meanwhile, Hugo played all of Frances's last pre-Euro 2016 warm-up, with a 3-0 win over Scotland tonight.
   Swansea City (who are only willing to pay half the GBP8 million asking price) and Middlesbrough have been linked with a move for Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard, while Glasgow Rangers are also interested, with manager Mark Warburton taking the young player on loan when he was Brentford manager.  19 year old Rennes central defender Sega Coulibaly is at the centre of interest form Tottenham, Napoli and Sporting Lisbon, who would be available for a compensation payment of around GBP300,000 because of his age.  18 year old Paris St. Germain striker Wilfried Kanga is a target for Tottenham, as is his team-mate Jonathan Ikone, who is also interesting Juventus.  Frighteningly, Spurs are reported in the Daily Express to be close to signing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama for GBP25 million.  Other reports claim the fee is closer to GBP11.25 million. 
   The strange case of Musa Yahaya continues, with news in the Portuguese press that Spurs will be paid GBP650,000 for the young Nigerian to play for FC Porto for the next five years.  The last we heard he had joined Portuguese side Portimonense earlier this season, although it might have been a loan, but anyway, it appears he is no longer a Tottenham player.


   OTHER NEWS ... Boxing legend and icon Muhammed Ali died today, aged 74 ... 

Friday 03.06.16
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   Christian Eriksen played the full 90 minutes of Denmark's away 2-2 draw at Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the home team winning a penalty shoot-out 4-3.
   DeAndre Yedlin played for the US in their 0-2 defeat by Colombia and conceded a penalty in the match.
   Rumours online indicate that Tottenham may have won the race with Liverpool to sign Belgian club Mechelenís 16-year-old goalkeeper Jonathan de Bie, who was on trial with both players last season.  It is also written that Mauricio Pochettino was at the Poland v Holland friendly and was supposed to be watching Lech Poznan's 21 year old midfielder Karel Linetty.  Internazionale are reported to be interested in signing Erik Lamela, while Harry Kane is to be offered a GBP100,000 a week contract to stay at Spurs amid suggested interest from Manchester United.


   OTHER NEWS ... Andy Hessenthaler has been appointed as the new manager of Leyton Orient ... 

Thursday 02.06.16
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   Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane all started England's 1-0 friendly victory over Portugal at Wembley tonight.  Harry Kane was substituted in the 77th minute.


   OTHER NEWS ... Owen Coyle has been appointed as the new manager of Blackburn Rovers ... Roberto di Matteo is to be the new manager of Aston Villa  ... Leeds United have named Garry Monk as their new manager  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Wednesday 01.06.16
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   Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen played all of Belgium's latest Euro 2016 warm up against Finland, which ended 1-1. 
   Heung-Min Son played an hour of South Korea's 1-6 defeat at then hands of Spain in a friendly match today.
   It is reported today that Hugo Lloris has turned down an offer of a new five year contract with Spurs.
   The Daily Mirror claim Tottenham are poised to make a GBP30 million bid for 25 year old Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette, but the Sun scoops them by reckoning that Spurs will actually make a bid for Watford forward Troy Deeney.  In the Daily Star they have Spurs and Arsenal chasing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.  News today included the fact that Spurs are going to sell Alex Pritchard, with a fee of GBP8 million quoted and West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Aston Villa all supposedly interested in the midfielder.


   OTHER NEWS ... Alan Stubbs has been appointed as the new manager at Rotherham United ... Jon Whitney has been given the Walsall manager's job on a full time basis after being the interim manager to the end of the season ... Gary Bowyer has been named as the new manager of Blackpool  ...


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

 

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