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August 2016

 

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 31.08.16
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   TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY is here again and like Christmas, it seems to come around quicker every six months.  Here is how Spurs got on ...

TRANSFERS IN
   A GBP30 million move for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has sealed a five year deal for the French international .
   Winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou was announced as joining Spurs from Marseille for a fee of around GBP11 million.  His squad number will be 14.
   Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez has joined Spurs on a season long loan.  His squad number will be 30.

TRANSFERS OUT

   Goalkeeper Luke McGee and winger Nathan Oduwa have gone to Peterborough United on loan for the season.
   Clinton N'Jie has joined Marseille on loan for the remainder of the season.

EX-SPURS TRANSFERS
   Former Spurs development defender Nathan Byrne has joined Wigan Athletic from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

OTHER NEWS
   Christian Eriksen played all of Denmark's 5-0 home friendly win over Liechtenstein tonight.
    Robbie Keane scored for the Republic of Ireland on his farewell international appearance as his side beat Oman 4-0 in Dublin.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Jack Wilshire completed a loan move from Arsenal to Bournemouth's treatment room.

Tuesday 30.08.16
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   Although not officially announced, it is widely reported on the internet that Tottenham have completed the signing of 17 year old Juan Pablo Gonzalez Velasco, a Colombian winger who was with the Brentford Academy, until the Bees shut it down.
   Ryan Mason has joined Hull City for a new record fee for the Tigers, reported to be in the region of GBP13 million.
   Spurs are reported to have ended their interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha (phew !), but may make a late, cut-price move for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but not at the GBP35 million the Championship club want for  their French international.  Clinton N'Jie's loan move to Marseille is expected to be revealed tomorrow, along with the signing of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou.  Tottenham are said to have rejected a move by Wolfsburg to sign Heung-Min Son.  The move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco still looks on and may go to the wire, as is Daniel Levy's preference with deadline day transfers.
   Victor Wanyama for Kenya in their 0-0 home friendly draw with Uganda.


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Monday 29.08.16
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   Nacer Chadli has left Spurs to join West Bromwich Albion for a reported fee of GBP13 million.
   Wolfsburg have reportedly bid 30 million Euros for Heung-Min Son.  Spurs have made a bid to take Eliaquim Mangala on loan with Manchester City subsidising the defender's wages for the rest of this season, according to reports.  The bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has apparently been increased to GBP18 million.  Rumour has it that Spurs may make a 30 million Euros move for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko.  Nobody seems to know if Ryan Mason is going to join Sunderland or Hull City.


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Sunday 28.08.16
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   West Bromwich Albion are keen to pay GBP13 million for Nacer Chadli according to the Guardian, while Spurs are said to be the favourites to bring Real Madrid midfielder Isco to England.
   Spurs have five players in the England squad for the World Cup qualifying match against Slovakia, with Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier being called up.
   Rumours are circulating that Spurs Under-18 Head coach Kieran McKenna has joined Manchester United as part of their Under-23 coaching set up.


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Saturday 27.08.16
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Liverpool at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report click here.
   Spurs Under-18s enjoyed a 5-1 win over Aston Villa at Hotspur Way in the Premier League U18 league this morning.  Jack Roles opened the scoring with Aramide Oteh 2, Jaden Brown and Dylan Duncan added the other goals.
   The Daily Mirror reports that Spurs may make a move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco, initially on loan with an option to buy the 24 year old Spanish international and that they will also look to sign young Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ante Coric, along with today's opponents Liverpool, after a move to Manchester City was called off.  Another bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is thought to be on the cards with Spurs ready to go up to GBP20 million, with GBP70,000 a week wages for the 23 year old, while an article online claims Tottenham may wish to reduce the sum paid for him by including a player as part of the deal ... and that player could be Nacer Chadli.  Sky Sports reckon Chadli will be joining West Bromwich Albion on loan though.  More news has emerged about any deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, who has responded positively to contact about a move to White Hart Lane, but it could be initially a loan deal.


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Friday 26.08.16
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   LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : -  Midfielder Phillipe Coutinho may miss tomorrow's match with Spurs because of a hamstring problem. Manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late decision on whether to risk the Brazilian in the match.
   For a preview of the Liverpool match, click here.
   Tottenham's Under-23 side beat Derby County 2-1 away in the Premier League 2 today with a Shayon Harrison penalty and a goal from Kyle Walker-Peters.
   A report today claims that Heung-Min Son and Wolfsburg have agreed personal terms, but the clubs are yet to find common ground on the fee.  Spurs are asking for 25 million Euros, while the Bundesliga club say they can only go up to 20 million Euros.  Meanwhile, it is said that Hull City have agreed a fee for Ryan Mason to join them, although other stories claim that he is also talking to another club, possibly Sunderland, about a move.  The saga surrounding the move of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou to Tottenham from Marseilles is further clouded in intrigue, with L'Equipe saying he has been in light training with Spurs for a couple of days now.  French media have also been linking Tottenham with Chateauroux's 19 year old striker Jean-Phillipe Mateta and a four year deal is supposedly on the table, along with a similar offer from Montpellier.  Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish claims Tottenham's GBP12 million offer for Wilfried Zaha will not persuade them to let the winger go this transfer window ... and he has promised the Eagles' fans that.


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Thursday 25.08.16
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   Tottenham have been drawn in Group E of the Champions League and are in with CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco.  The match dates are : -
AS Monaco (Wembley)  14th September 2016
CSKA Moscow (Away)  27th September 2016
Bayer Leverkusen  (Away)  18th October 2016
Bayer Leverkusen  (Wembley)  2nd November 2016
AS Monaco (Away)  22nd November 2016
CSKA Moscow (Wembley)  7th December 2016
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -   Spurs will be without Hugo Lloris, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury and Mousa Dembele, who is serving the fifth of a six game suspension.
   LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : -  The Reds have doubts about the participation on Divock Origi and Emre Can, but have no other injury worries.
   Development squad midfielder/forward Will Miller has joined Burton Albion on loan until January 2017.
   Nabil Bentaleb has joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on a year long.  There is an option for a permanent deal at the end of the loan with a fee of around GBP17 million set.  Joining him there is their new permanent signing - former Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.
   Former Spurs youth central defender Calum Butcher has signed for Millwall from Burton Albion.
   Internazionale have reportedly turned down an approach from Spurs for their Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, who scored against Tottenham in the recent pre-season friendly.  It is rumoured that Schalke 04 are keen on Heung-Min Son, although the price tag might be out of their reach and that of Wolfsburg.  Tottenham, Everton, Watford and Leicester City are said to be chasing 24 year old South Korean winger Lee Jae-Sung and despite playing pretty poorly against Spurs on Saturday, the club are said to have made a GBP15 million offer for Wilfried Zaha, who is reported to have asked to leave, but apparently Crystal Palace regard the offer as derisory.  Getting even sillier is the story that links Spurs with an interest in Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City, while they will consider selling Kevin Wimmer if the French international moves to White Hart Lane.  Even sillier still is the news that Napoli made a bid for Harry Kane, but it will not be entertained by Tottenham.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Not news really, but West Ham United (London) have been knocked out of the Europa League for the second successive season by Astra Giurgiu of Romania.

Wednesday 24.08.16
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   Tottenham have been drawn to play Gillingham at White Hart Lane in the Third Round of the League Cup, with the game taking place during the week starting Monday 19th September.
   DeAndre Yedlin has left Spurs to join Newcastle United for a fee reported to be in the region of GBP5 million.
   Lots of sources today link Tottenham with a move for Bayer Leverkusen's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who at 22 years of age would cost GBP21.4 million, so Sky Sports are reporting.  Other stories reckon Spurs will move for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko again before the transfer window closes.
   Former Spurs striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has joined FC Pune in the Indian Super League.
   Former Spurs striker Robbie Keane has retired from international duty with the Republic of Ireland.


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Tuesday 23.08.16
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   Nabil Bentaleb is set to join Schalke 04 on a season long loan with a view to a permanent deal it is reported tonight, although the Daily Mirror claims he may be used as a make-weight in a deal to bring midfielder Moussa Sissoko to White Hart Lane.  AC MIlan had turned down the opportunity to take him to Italy.  DeAndre Yedlin appears to be heading for Newcastle United for around GBP5 million and he was at St. James' Park watching the Magpies' League Cup tie tonight.  Hull City are allegedly talking to Ryan Mason about a move to the Yorkshire club, while Tom Carroll could see Swansea City come back in for him.  Bundesliga club Wolfsburg are keen on Heung-Min Son at GBP17 million, 
   Spurs are today being linked to an ever-increasing number of transfer targets, including today's new names Swedish central defender Victor Lindlof of Benfica and Monaco's 17 year left back Ruben Vinagre.


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Monday 22.08.16
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   The Spurs Under-23 team beat Reading 4-1 away this afternoon in the Premier League 2.  The goal came from Marcus Edwards 2, Will Miller and Shayon Harrison.
   Tottenham are being linked with a move for Barcelona's 20 year old striker Munir El-Haddadi, who would coast around GBP13 million, but the La Liga club want to include a buy-back clause, which Daniel Levy is said not to be a big fan of.  Tottenham's efforts to sign goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol have been rejected by the Spanish club despite repeated offers being made.


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Sunday 21.08.16
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   Spurs are reportedly watching Nottingham Forest's 19 year old GBP10 million rated winger Oliver Burke, along with Sunderland, Liverpool, West Ham United and Arsenal, although another winger reported to be catching Mauricio Pochettino's eye is 26 year old Andriy Yarmolenko of Dynamo Kiev, who would cost GBP18 million.  Juventus striker Simone Zaza's father has said that West Ham United and Spurs have made enquiries about buying him.  Newcastle United are the latest club to show an interest in DeAndre Yedlin.  Fulham are reported to have said they want GBP8 million for fullback Ryan Sessignon, but Spurs may return with a player plus cash deal for the 16 year old and another player of that age, Crystal Palace's Francis Baptiste is also being watched by Tottenham. 


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Saturday 20.08.16
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   Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Schalke 04 have offered GBP10 million for Nabil Bentaleb, but this has been rejected by Tottenham, who want GBP15 million.  It is reported that the agreement to sign Georges-Kevin N'Koudou from Marseille will involve the bulk of the GBP9.5 million being paid up front and that Spurs have required a 50% sell-on clause in the deal that will take Clinton N'Jie to France.  Spurs will receive a GBP6.1 million for his permanent transfer if he plays a set amount of games for Marseille.
   The Under-18s lost 0-1 away to West Ham United but the Under-16s beat the Irons 4-1 today.


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Friday 19.08.16
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   French sports paper L'Equipe report that the deal to bring Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has been agreed at around GBP11 million, with Clinton N'Jie moving in the opposite direction to Marseille on loan for the season with an option to buy next summer.  N'Koudou is said to be signing a five year deal with Spurs.
   For a preview of tomorrow's match against Crystal Palace, click here.
   There has been one ex-Spur in and one ex-Spur out at Sunderland today, with Younes Kaboul moving back South to sign for Watford, while free agent, Steven Pienaar, on leaving Everton has moved to join his former boss David Moyes at the Stadium of Light.  Meanwhile, in Egypt, Martin Jol has quit as manager of Al-Ahly after receiving death threats from his own fans following their exit from the African Champions League
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Thursday 18.08.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Mousa Dembele is still suspended and Hugo Lloris' hamstring injury will rule him out, but everyone else is fit for selection to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.  Heung-Min Son has returned from the Rio Olympics and will be available for the game.
   Swansea City and Sunderland are interested in signing Tom Carroll, while Clinton N'Jie is still part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans, while Nabil Bentaleb is not.  Aston Villa are interested in DeAndre Yedlin for GBP3 million now, while rumours of Internazionale wanting Spurs to enter into a swap deal for Marco Brozovic and Christian Eriksen might not come to fruition, as the Dane is expected to sign a new deal at Tottenham in the near future.
   Former Spurs defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has signed a one year deal with Metz after his contract at St. Etienne expired.


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Wednesday 17.08.16
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   Spurs are reported to be close to agreeing a loan move for Espanyol keeper Pau LopezNabil Bentlaeb is interesting Benfica and SS Lazio, with Spurs wanting a permanent deal for the Algerian midfielder, while Trabzonspor are interested in DeAndre Yedlin and Aston Villa are keen on taking Kieran Trippier on a season long loan.  Internet reports claim Spurs and Arsenal had representatives at Barnet this week to watch Blackpool's 18 year old winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, along with a number of Championship club scouts.  The move for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou could now be back on, but Spurs are also linked with Paris St. Germain's 19 year old striker Jean-Kevin Augustin, along with QPR.


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Tuesday 16.08.16
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   Hugo Lloris will miss four weeks of action after suffering a hamstring injury in the opening Premier League game at Everton on Saturday.
   Reports about transfers in the media today indicate that Fulham want more than GBP3 million for 16 year old defender Ryan Sessignon and that Spurs are only interested in selling Nabil Bentaleb, not loaning him out.  The price Tottenham are supposed to be asking is around GBP12 million.  Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has stalled on contract talks at Leicester City and Spurs are strongly linked with a move for the England international.


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Monday 15.08.16
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   SS Lazio are rumoured to be about to take Nabil Bentaleb on loan, while Spurs are looking at FC Rostov's Angolan central defender Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga ... or Bastos for short .
   Tottenham's Under-23s lost 0-2 to Everton at Stevenage FC tonight.
   Former Spurs youth coach Keith Blunt died yesterday aged 77, after a long battle with cancer.  MEHSTG extends our condolences to his family and friends.
   16 year old former Spurs youth midfielder Nya Kirby has rocked up in Crystal Palace's Under-23 side after reportedly having signed for Chelsea earlier in the summer.


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Sunday 14.08.16
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   Spurs are being linked with a GBP3 million move for Fulham's 16 year old left back Ryan Sessegnon, who has made one full appearance for the Cottagers according to the Sun on Sunday and Sunderland are interested in taking DeAndre Yedlin back to the North-East after his loan spell there last season, with Hull City and Derby County watching the American right back's situation too. 
   Heung-Min Son played in South Korea's 0-1 defeat to Honduras, which saw them knocked out of the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament at the quarter final stage.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Christian Eriksen has resorted to social media to tell Spurs fans not to believe what they read on the internet ... so, if we follow his advice, should we believe that ??

Saturday 13.08.16
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon.  Click here for a match report..
   The Under-18s beat Southampton 4-1 at Hotspur Way in their opening league match of the season.  Goals from Samuel Shashoua (penalty), Jack Roles, Reo Griffiths and Tashan Oakley-Boothe gave Spurs a winning start to their Premier Under-18 league campaign.
   Reports concerning Christian Eriksen's contract negotiations claim the Danish midfielder is demanding GBP150,000 a week, which is way outside Tottenham's wage structure and allegedly twice what Hugo Lloris receives.  Juventus and Internazionale are watching the situation carefully. 


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Friday 12.08.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jan Vertonghen is fit and leaves a full squad to chose from for the match at Everton tomorrow, apart from Mousa Dembele who is serving a suspension from last season.
   EVERTON TEAM NEWS : -  Doubts over the fitness of Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku exist, although this might just be new manager Ronald Koeman playing mind games, but new signing Ashley Williams is definitely not starting the match at Goodison Park tomorrow.  Muhamed Besic (knee) is ruled out for six months, while Matthew Pennington (hamstring) is also out of contention for tomorrow's match.
   The Tottenham Hotspur squad numbers have been announced for the Premier League 2016-17 season

1  Hugo LLORIS 25  Josh ONOMAH
2  Kyle WALKER 27  Kevin WIMMER
3  Danny ROSE 28  Tom CARROLL
4  Toby ALDERWEIRELD 29  Harry WINKS
5  Jan VERTONGHEN 31  Luke McGEE
7  Heung-Min SON 32  DeAndre YEDLIN
8  Ryan MASON 33  Ben DAVIES
9  Vincent JANSSEN 37  Kyle WALKER-PETERS
10  Harry KANE 38  Cameron CARTER-VICKERS
11  Erik LAMELA 39  Shayon HARRISON
12  Victor WANYAMA 40  Tom GLOVER
13  Michel VORM 41  Alfie WHITEMAN
14  Clinton N'Jie 42  Nabil BENTALEB
15  Eric DIER 45  Anton WALKES
16  Kieran TRIPPIER 46  Luke AMOS
19  Mousa DEMBELE 47  Will MILLER
20  Dele ALLI 48  Marcus EDWARDS
23  Christian ERIKSEN  

Dele Alli will retain the number 20 shirt, but will have his first name on the back of it rather than his surname in future.
   Tottenham are reported to be ready to make a GBP13 million bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva before the transfer deadline falls, with the 27 year old being their number one target.
   Fixtures during October and November have been chosen for live TV coverage and the new dates of the Tottenham matches which are involved are ...
Manchester City (home)  Sunday 2nd October - kick off 14.15 (Sky Sports)
Bournemouth (away) Saturday 22nd October - kick off 12.30 (Sky Sports)
Arsenal (away) Sunday 6th November - kick off 12.00 (BT Sport)
West Ham United (home)  Saturday 19th November - kick off 17.30 (BT Sport)
Chelsea (away) Saturday 26th November - kick off 17.30 (BT Sport)
   Former Spurs Development winger Emmanuel Sonupe has joined Northampton Town.
   Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara has joined Gillingham on a free transfer from Fulham.
   Spurs confirmed that Dominic Ball has left the club to join Rotherham United.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Despite a large outlay on a number of new players this summer and having a free new stadium given to them, West Ham United are already in the relegation places.

Thursday 11.08.16
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   While the latest story surrounding the transfer of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou is that the breakdown in the deal was about the way Tottenham wanted to phase the payments, it now looks like Spurs might try to take the Marseille winger on loan for a season with a GBP11.6 million permanent deal at the end of it.  It will still involve Clinton N'Jie heading to France in the opposite direction.  Nacer Chadli has been priced at GBP20 million by Tottenham. 
   Mauricio Pochettino has announced that Jan Vertonghen will be fit for Tottenham's Premier League opening day fixture at Everton on Saturday.
   Inter Milanís sporting director Piero Ausilio was a target for Tottenham and West Ham United during the close season, but they and a host of Italian clubs were all knocked back when they approached the 41 year old.
   It appears that Dominic Ball is set to join Rotherham United on a three year deal.  Although Glasgow Rangers were keen to take the defensive midfielder back North of the border after having him on loan last season and Leeds United were interested, the Millers are reported to have agreed terms with the 21 year old.
   Former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate has joined Liverpool in a scouting role.
   Former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has joined Danish club Mydtjlland.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Jack Wilshire of Arsenal's medical room has said that England's players deserve the stick that will be handed out from fans this Premier League season.  If only he was fit for long enough to be on the pitch for more than 15 minutes, he might get the stick he deserves for his performances in France.

Wednesday 10.08.16
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   Not a lot of transfer talk today as most of the headlines were about the man who was supposed to make them happen.  Apparently, Paul Mitchell was disillusioned after Spurs failed to sign Michy Batshuayi, who is paid over GBP100,000 a week at Chelsea and Tottenham's top wage earners are currently on about GBP75,000 a week.  Lots of words have been used to tell us about the move for Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, but it appears the deal is likely not to happen now, as Daniel Levy reduced the price from GBP11 million to about GBP4.3 million and upped the priced he wanted for Clinton N'Jie to GBP11 million ... or so the media reports advise us.
   Heung-Min Son was in the South Korea side that qualified for the quarter finals with a 1-0 win over Olympic champions Mexico in Brazil today.


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Tuesday 09.08.16
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   Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell is reported to have tendered his resignation at Tottenham.  The media stories claim he was frustrated at the club's transfer policy and there were hints that his relationship with Daniel Levy had deteriorated.  The Head of Player Identification, Rob McKenzie is also reported to have quit White Hart Lane.  Reports indicate that Mitchell may be heading for Leicester City (Glory hunter) and McKenzie to Derby County.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester United break the world transfer record by paying GBP89 million to Juventus for Paul Pogba ... 

Monday 08.08.16
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   Tottenham have today been linked with 20 year old RB Leipzig Red Bull and Germany international full back Lukas Klostermann, along with Arsenal and .  Nabil Bentaleb seems to have been earmarked as Paul Pogba's replacement at Juventus, while Glasgow Celtic are reportedly keen on signing Michel Vorm, should Spurs bring in another goalkeeper.  Rumours have appeared reckoning Internazionale are keen on signing Christian Eriksen, as his contract talks at Spurs have stalled and former manager at Ajax - Frank de Boer - has taken over at the San Siro following Roberto Mancini's sacking after the 1-6 defeat by Spurs in a friendly last week.  Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Southampton are all supposed to be chasing the 18 year old Charlton Athletic striker, Ademola Lookman.


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Sunday 07.08.16
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   Nothing new on the transfer gossip front, but rumour has it that Nacer Chadli might join Swansea City in the last week of the window.
   Heung-Min Son scored for South Korea as they drew with Germany 3-3 at the Olympics in Brazil today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-1 in the Community Shield at Wembley today ... 

Saturday 06.08.16
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   Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in Nacer Chadli, although other reports claim when Andre Ayew leaves Swansea City, the Welsh club will make a move for the Belgian winger.
   The Development side won 4-3 against Fulham at Hotspur Way thanks to goals from Anthony Georgiou 2, Ryan Loft and an own goal, while the Under-18s beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 in an away friendly today with goals from Reo Griffiths and Joy Mukena.
   Former Spurs midfielder Grant Ward, who was sold top Ipswich Town last week, came on as a half-time substitute against Barnsley to make his debut today and scored three second half goals in their 4-2 win at Portman Road.


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Friday 05.08.16
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   Tottenham beat Internazionale 6-1 in a friendly in Oslo this evening.  Click here for a match report.
   More talk about Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans and Lille's attacking midfielder Sofaine Boufal, but nothing concrete, with Georges-Kevin N'Koudou holed up in a hotel in England wanting his deal with Spurs to go through.  The link to Croatian international midfielder Ante Coric has resurfaced, with Everton and Manchester City now interested too, although one report claims Spurs have made a GBP12 million bid for the 19 year old Dinamo Zagreb player. 
   New Norwich City signing Alex Pritchard has told journalists that in the end he couldn't wait to get away from Spurs as he hadn't been given a chance in the side.
   Heung-Min Son scored once in South Korea's 8-0 Olympics victory over Fiji in Brazil today.


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Thursday 04.08.16
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   Tottenham's squad to travel to Oslo for the friendly with Internazionale on Friday has omitted Nabil Bentaleb, DeAndre Yedlin, Nacer Chadli and Clinton N'Jie, so it is speculated in the media that all will be leaving the club soon.  Victor Wanyama will not travel as there was an issue over him obtaining a visa to enter Norway.
   Midfielder Alex Pritchard has joined Norwich City for a reported fee of GBP8 million.
   Today's transfer rumour surrounds Sofaine Boufal of Lille, who is Mauricio Pochettino's fall-back position if the transfer of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou fails.  Rafa Silva of SC Braga could be a GBP10 million target and midfielder/defender Dominic Ball could be sold either to Leeds United or Glasgow Rangers.


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Wednesday 03.08.16
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   Federico Fazio has joined AS Roma on loan for the 2016-17 season with an option to buy next summer.  Spurs will reportedly receive a fee of GBP1 million for the loan.
   It looks like a last minute move by Norwich City has tempted Alex Pritchard away from Brighton & Hove Albion and the midfielder is having a medical in Norfolk ahead of an GBP8 million switch.  Leeds United are keen on taking Dominic Ball on loan for the coming season, but meanwhile, as the Georges-Kevin N'Koudou deal hits another snag - this time about his fitness, so it is reported - Tottenham are "revisiting" a move for Lille's Algerian midfielder Soufaine Boufal.  Other reports claim the hitch is Clinton N'Jie waiting to receive his visa to return to France and yet more claiming Daniel Levy has tried to reduce the terms of N'Koudou's transfer and the amount of wages Spurs will pay, which has led to Marseille not being too willing to play ball, despite the financial straits they find themselves in. 
    Tottenham have announced William Hill as their Betting Partner for Europe and Australia for the next two years.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Not really news as such ... Jack Wilshire is injured.

   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Roberto Martinez has been named as the new manager of Belgium.  Really !!

Tuesday 02.08.16
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   Federico Fazio is reported to be in Italy ahead of a medical with AS Roma, who will take him on loan for the season and Alex Pritchard seems like he might be on the way to Brighton & Hove Albion, as Spurs are reported to have accepted an GBP8 million bid for the midfielder.  Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic is a target for West Ham United, Everton and Spurs according to the Italian press, while the old chestnut of Lassana Diarra has popped up again and it is Manchester United who ar ealso mentioned as an interested party in the TalkSport story.
   Former Spurs midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Spanish club Las Palmas after being released by AC Milan


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Monday 01.08.16
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   Midfielder Grant Ward has left Spurs to join Ipswich Town on a three year deal with an option of a further 12 months.
   Spurs have been linked with a GBP20 million move for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, while Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez looks like he might be a target for Mauricio Pochettino, who knew the Spanish Under-21 international when Head Coach at the La Liga club.  Another player Tottenham are reportedly looking at is Portugal and SC Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, who might be available for GBP10 million and is keen to come to England allegedly.  Espanyol want GBP4.25 million plus Federico Fazio on loan.  Swansea City may be ready to increase their offer for Nacer Chadli, while DeAndre Yedlin is interesting new Sunderland manager David Moyes.
   Former Spurs Development midfielder Cristian Ceballos has joined Belgian side Sint Truidin on loan for the coming season.


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