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August 2017

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 31.08.17
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TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY ... and as usual there was lots of action at Tottenham
INS
   Serge Aurier arrived from Paris Saint Germain, with the right full back costing a reported 23 million pounds and signing a five year deal.
   Striker Fernando Llorente has signed from Swansea City on a two year deal for an undisclosed fee.

OUTS
   Striker Will Miller has left Spurs to join Burton Albion, where he previously spent time on loan, for an undisclosed fee on a two year deal.
   Forward Vincent Janssen was the subject of a late extension request by Brighton & Hove Albion, who wanted to take him on a season long loan.

RUMOURS
   Everton midfielder Ross Barkley was having a medical with Chelsea, with a deal set up to sign him, but the midfielder walked out choosing to stay at Everton, amid rumours that he wants to join Tottenham in January.  Spurs were reported to be in talks with Barcelona about a GBP 40 million move for midfielder Andre GomesMarcus Edwards is said to have turned down loan moves to a Championship club and a club in Holland to fight for a place in the first team squad.  Spurs were reported to have interests in signing Riyadh Mahrez and Demarai Gray of Leicester City, but neither move came off.  Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho was not permitted to speak to other British clubs, so left to join Borussia Dortmund for 10 million pounds. 

OTHER NEWS
   Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld played all of Belgium's 9-0 World Cup qualifying win over Gibraltar at home tonight, with Mousa Dembele coming on as a substitute at half time.
   Vincent Janssen played 64 minutes for Holland in their 0-4 defeat in Paris tonight in a World Cup qualifying match.  Hugo Lloris was captain for the French and played the whole game.
   The Under-23s annihilated West Ham United London 7-2 at Stevenage FC tonight in the Premier League International Cup.  The goals came from Christian Maghoma, Kazaiah Sterling 2, Samuel Shashoua 2, Joe Pritchard and Dylan Duncan.  Goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman saved two of West Ham United London's four penalties they were awarded in the match !
   Northampton Town sacked former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh as their manager after six months in the job.
   Former development squad defender Calum Butcher has left Millwall on a free transfer to join Mansfield Town.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Arsenal failed to sign anyone on transfer deadline day.  But they did keep hold of Callum Chambers.

Wednesday 30.08.17
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   Tottenham have completed the transfer of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth for a reported fee of 8 million pounds on a five year deal.
   In transfer talk today, Spurs are said to have made an unsuccessful GBP 25million bid for Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, while the club are said to have met with representatives of Glasgow Celtic forward Moussa Dembele. Tottenham were also interested in Barcelona midfielder Dennis Suarez, but he decided to stay at the Nou Camp, but PSG defender Serge Aurier looks to have been granted a work permit by the Home Office and may leave the French club soon.  Another Barcelona midfielder linked to Spurs and West Ham United London is Andre Gomes, who looks like he might be leaving Catalonia for the right price and on the Paris St. Germain front, it is reported that Tottenham were offered Lucas Moura and Angel di Maria as the French club look to recoup some of the outlay for Neymar.  Adrien Silva may yet leave Sporting Lisbon and with Tottenham's offer of 20 million Euros the only one on the table, it may end up being accepted by the Portuguese club, while the rumoured interest in Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha has also cropped up again.  It is said in Italy that Tottenham have turned down the option to take 24 year old Internazionale midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in part exchange for Moussa Sissoko.  Further down the pyramid, Tottenham are one of many clubs watching Maidstone United's 18 year old forward Jack Richards


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Tuesday 29.08.17
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   Kevin Wimmer completed his move to Stoke City today at a cost of 18 million pounds.
   The media are reporting that Spurs are backing off a deal for Ross Barkley in this transfer window, due to his current injury that will rule him out for a number of weeks.  Spurs may be losing Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen, both of whom are linked with moves away from Tottenham, while Serge Aurier's move from Paris Saint Germain may be delayed by the Home Office, who are stalling on issuing a work permit for the defender.


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Monday 28.08.17
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   Spurs were close to signing Serge Aurier before reports came out that he wanted to join Manchester United, but his club want him to go to Tottenham, as we have offered more.  Divock Origi's father has hinted that his son will leave Liverpool and Tottenham are one of the clubs he is interested in joining, but Spurs look miss set to out on Celta Vigo youngster Pape Chiekh Diop, who looks like he is joining Olympique Lyonnais.  Kevin Wimmer has reportedly passed his Stoke City medical and looks like he will be joining the Potters.


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Sunday 27.08.17
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Burnley at Wembley this afternoon.  For a match report click here.
   Kevin Wimmer is in talks with Stoke City over a 15 million move with a medical set for tomorrow morning.  Mauricio Pochettino expects three more signings before the transfer deadline on Thursday.  Internazionale are interested in buying Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham.


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Saturday 26.08.17
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   For a preview of tomorrow's match against Burnley, click here.
   Spurs are reported to be watching Divock Origi's situation at Liverpool ,with rumours that Jurgen Klopp may be ready to offload the Belgian striker.


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Friday 25.08.17
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Danny Rose (knee), Erik Lamela (hip) and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot) are all out injured, while Davinson Sanchez is still waiting for his work permit to come through.
   Cup fixtures have changed some of our games, with the League Cup tie at home to Derby County or Barnsley will take place in the week starting October 23rd, as their postponed game cannot take place until the week beginning Monday September 18th.  The away game at Arsenal will now be on Saturday 18th November with a 12.30 kick off because of our Champions League commitments.
   Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new deal at Tottenham to take him to 2020 and has joined Sheffield United on a season long loan.
   Tottenham's Under-23s beat Manchester United 3-0 at Stevenage FC tonight, thanks to goals from Marcus Edwards, Japhet Tanganga and Joe Pritchard.
   Confusion reigns over Tottenham's interest in Manchester City's 17 year old striker Jadon Sancho.  The player seems keen to join Spurs, but even if a deal is done, he would not be able to play until City end his scholarship contract, which still has a year to run and they could stretch it out so that he is unable to play.   Apparently, terms have been agreed for the transfer of Serge Aurier of Paris Saint Germain for a reported 25 million pounds, but he is awaiting a work permit, complicated by his conviction of assaulting a police officer in France.


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Thursday 24.08.17
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   Spurs have been drawn in Group H of the Champions League along with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.
The fixtures are as follows : -
Borussia Dortmund (home)    Wednesday 13th September
APOEL Nicosia (away)    Tuesday 26th September
Real Madrid (away)    Tuesday 17th October
Real Madrid (home)    Wednesday 1st November
Borussia Dortmund (away)    Tuesday 21st November
APOEL Nicosia (home) Wednesday 6th December
All kick-off times are yet to be confirmed due to TV coverage.
   Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier have all been included in the England squad to face Malta and Lithuania in World Cup 2018 qualifiers next week.
   Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah have been called up to the England Under-21 squad for two games next week.
   The England Under-20 squad includes Marcus Edwards for their games against Holland and Switzerland.
   Keanan Bennetts, Japhet Tanganga and Jaden Brown are all in the England Under-19 squad includes for friendlies against Poland and Germany next week.
   16 year old Oliver Skipp is in the England Under-18 squad with Tashan Oakley-Boothe and TJ Eyoma, as they prepare for matches against Brazil and South Africa.
   It is rumoured that 17 year old striker Jadon Sancho wants to leave Manchester City to return to his native London with Tottenham.  Goalkeeper Michel Vorm is interesting Crystal Palace.


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Wednesday 23.08.17
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   Tottenham completed the signing of Davinson Sanchez, the Ajax defender, for a fee that could rise to 42 million pounds, subject to the grant of his work permit before the end of the week.
   Spurs also signed Southampton's Argentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga for an undisclosed fee.
   Full back Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new contract at the club, which will run until 2020.
   West Bromwich Albion are said to be close to singing striker Vincent Janssen for 15 million pounds, with Kevin Wimmer joining him at the Hawthorns for a similar price.  Tottenham are said to have agreed to pay 27.5 million for SS Lazio's 22 year old forward Keita Balde Diao, while the club have joined Manchester United in having an interest in Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay, but at 30, he would not seem the archetypal Spurs signing.
   Former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov has joined Indian Premier League club Kerala Blasters.


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Tuesday 22.08.17
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   The transfer roundabout is spinning faster as deadline day approaches and a 28 million pound bid for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is widely reported, with Spurs close to the signings of centre half Juan Foyth from Estudiantes and right back Serge Aurier from Paris Saint Germain should he be able to enter Britain after being convicted of assaulting a police officer in France.  Hellas Verona are said to be interested in Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, with the player reportedly in talks with the Serie A club.  Genoa's Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Newcastle United, Liverpool and Spurs all interested in signing the left sided player.    Manchester United and City as well as Chelsea are all keen to sign Dele Alli, while Internazionale are set to bid for Toby Alderweireld before the end of the transfer window.
   Former Spurs central defender Sebastien Bassong is training on trial with former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City with a view to a permanent deal.


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Monday 21.08.17
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   Today's transfer links put Spurs in for Sassuolo midfielder Alfred Duncan, a 24 year old Ghanaian who started at Internazionale and would coast around 13.7 million pounds.  Another new name supposedly on the club's wish list is Kasim Nuhu, a Ghanaian defender, who plays for Young Boys in Switzerland and is also interesting Newcastle United and would cost 8.1 million pounds.  Chelsea are reported to be back in for Danny Rose, while Manchester United's interest in Fulham left back Ryan Sessignon might prompt Tottenham to go back with another offer for the 17 year old.  Barcelona's 25 year old defender Sergi Roberto is being linked with a move to Spurs
   Tottenham's Under-23s lead 2-0 at half-time at Hotspur Way in the Premier League 2, but West Ham United London came back to win 3-2, despite goals from Dylan Duncan and a Marcus Edwards penalty.


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Sunday 20.08.17
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   Tottenham lost 1-2 at home to Chelsea at Wembley today.  For a match report click here.
   Spurs have reportedly asked Crewe Alexandra to name their price for teenage striker George Nunn.  Chelsea are making a bid for Toby Alderweireld, Celtic left back Kieran Tierney is a target for Spurs this summer and are keen on signing 18 year old Fenerbahce defensive midfielder Oguz Kagan Guctekin, who also interests Manchester City and Arsenal.


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Saturday 19.08.17
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   Spurs are reportedly close to making their second signing of the summer with Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga joining as third choice keeper.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  There is a possibility Kieran Trippier will be fit to play, while Erik Lamela (hip), GK Nkoudou (foot) and Danny Rose (knee) are still out injured.
   CHELSEA  TEAM NEWS : -  Eden Hazard and Pedro (both ankle) are injured, while Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas are both suspended.
   For a preview of the game at Wembley tomorrow, click here.
   Spurs Under-18s lost 4-2 away to Leicester City in the Premier League U18 league, with Reo Griffiths grabbing both Tottenham's goals.


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Friday 18.08.17
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   Tottenham have agreed terms with Ajax to sign 21 year old Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez for a fee of 28 million pounds, which could rise to a club record 42 million.  The deal is subject to a medical and gaining a work permit.
   Spurs are reported to be ready to increase their offer to Estudiantes to 9 million pounds to sign Juan Foyth, the 19 year old central defender, who looked on his way to Paris Saint Germain.


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Thursday 17.08.17
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   Harry Kane is a nominee for Best FIFA Men's Player 2017, while Mauricio Pochettino has been included in the list for FIFA Men's Coach award.
   Tottenham have been linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Dennis Suarez, 23, who was wanted by Napoli, while West Bromwich Albion want to buy 20 million pound rated Kevin Wimmer.


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Wednesday 16.08.17
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   The same old transfer rumours are doing the rounds today, so there is little new to be news, but the Spurs transfer moves are all still in the pipeline.
   Former Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has joined Everton from Swansea City for 45 million pounds, handing Spurs a 4.5 million windfall through a sell-on clause that pays out 10% to Tottenham.


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Tuesday 15.08.17
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   Tottenham's Under-21s lost 2-4 on penalties at Luton Town tonight after an own goal by goalkeeper James Shea and a Ryan Loft strike had earned them a 2-2 draw in the EFL Trophy group match.
   Today's transfer talk includes a Daily Express story that reckons Chelsea will bid for Danny Rose after the game against Spurs on Sunday, but why wait ?  Rose won't take part, as he is still recovering from injury.  Also injured, for a few weeks, is Spurs transfer target Ross Barkley.  Tottenham look to be set to invest heavily in defence, with the Daily Star saying the club are set to buy Paris St. Germain full back Serge Aurier, Ajax's Davinson Sanchez and Fulham's 17 year old defender Ryan Sessignon, but a 25 million pound bid for the Cottagers' youngster has said to have been rejected in the Mirror, who say that a deal for Ryan's twin, Steven Sessignon, would also be on the cards.  L'Equipe in France say the terms on the Aurier deal are agreed, while the Mirror reports Spurs are hopeful of completing the Sanchez transfer for an initial 27 million pounds.  Celta Vigo midfielder Papa Cheikh Diop is said to be close to a 10 million Euros move to Tottenham too.  Vincent Janssen is a target for Stoke City and Marseille, while Crystal Palace have joined the clubs interested in Kevin Wimmer
   Former Spurs midfielder Paulinho has joined Barcelona from his Chinese club.


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Monday 14.08.17
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   Nothing new on the transfer front, with Spurs in negotiations with a number of clubs to secure new signings before the transfer window closes.


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Sunday 13.08.17
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   Tottenham beat Newcastle United 2-0 at St. James' Park this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs are set to make a formal offer for Ross Barkley according to the Sunday Telegraph, while the Sunday People reckon Gylfi Sigurdsson will join Everton and Nacer Chadli will move to Swansea to replace him before Spurs make the move for the Toffees' midfielder.


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Saturday 12.08.17
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   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Former Spurs defender DeAndre Yedlin will miss the game with a hamstring injury.
   For a match preview of tomorrow's game at Newcastle United, click here.
   The Independent links Barcelona with a move for Christian Eriksen after it is claimed that Liverpool will not sell transfer request midfielder Philippe Coutinho, but Eriksen is one of a number of players rumoured to be wanted to replace Neymar at Camp Nou.  Tottenham are said to have made a bid for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial in some reports.
   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Norwich City 4-0 at Hotspur Way thanks to goal from Phoenix Patterson, Jamie Bowden, Reo Griffiths and Dilan Markanday.


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Friday 11.08.17
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   The latest batch of televised games have been selected and Tottenham's games have been changed as follows : -
Liverpool (home) will kick off at 16.00 on Sunday 22nd October (Sky Sports).
Manchester United (away) will kick off at 12.30 on Saturday 28th October (Sky Sports).
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Danny Rose (knee), Erik Lamela (hip), Kieran Trippier (ankle) and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (foot) all miss out on the season's opener at Newcastle United on Sunday.
   Spurs Under-23s lost 1-2 at Sunderland in the Premier League 2 this evening despite going ahead through a Kazaiah Sterling goal.
   Tottenham are reportedly close to signing Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez and are in talks to sign midfielder Papa Cheikh Diop from Celta Vigo.


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Thursday 10.08.17
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   With Danny Rose's inflammatory comments in the Sun article today, Spurs are looking to Ajax's Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez as an incoming player, but Rose might have to look him up on Google, while the club are said to have rejected a 22 million Euro bid from Southampton for Kevin Wimmer


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Wednesday 09.08.17
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   Transfer deadline day is creeping up and the stories keep on being generated, with Chelsea and Manchester United's interest in Danny Rose hitting the headlines, while Spurs are heavily linked to a move for SS Lazio's winger Keita Balde..


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Tuesday 08.08.17
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   Spurs have been linked with a move for 18 year old Olympiakos centre-half Panagiotis Retsos, with Arsenal and Beyer Leverkusen interested and the price possibly being pushed up to 14.5 millions pounds.  Allegedly, Marseille are keen on signing Vincent Janssen.


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Monday 07.08.17
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   Spurs are being encourage din the media to make a move for Paris Saint Germain winger Angel di Maria, while the Joao Cancelo rumour is picking up as Kieran Tripper will definitely miss the Newcastle game apparently and may be out longer.  Also, Manchester United and Internazionale are going to be knocking on Tottenham's door wanting to buy Danny Rose ... or so it is said on the internet.


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Sunday 06.08.17
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   The Sunday Express claim Barcelona re poised to make a move for Dele Alli, while the Eric Dier to Bayern Munich story is printed in the Sun on Sunday.  Spurs, Manchester United and Everton are chasing Bolton Wanderers' 17 year old goalkeeper Jake Turner.  Valencia right back Joao Cancelo is on the club's wish list now Kieran Trippier is injured. 


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Saturday 05.08.17
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   Tottenham beat Juventus 2-0 at Wembley in a friendly this evening.  For a match report click here.
   Spurs still hold out some hope of signing Argentine defender Juan Foyth after his move to Paris Saint Germain has faltered.  Meanwhile Barcelona seem to want spend some of the money they received for Neymar on Dele Alli and Bayern Munich are planning a GBP50 million bid for Eric Dier.


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Friday 04.08.17
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   Midfielder Josh Onomah has signed a new contract that will run until 2021 and he has joined Aston Villa on loan for the coming season.
   Tottenham are allegedly interested in Internazionale's 26 year old French midfielder Geofrrey Kondogbia, while they ar estrongly linked with a move for Schalke 04'2 midfielder Max Meyer.
   The Under-23 side will participate in the International Cup and have been put in a group with West Ham United London, Benfica and Villarreal.
   Former Spurs striker Robbie Keane has joined Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Premier League.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Thursday 03.08.17
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   Southampton reserve keeper Paulo Gazzaniga is heavily linked with a move to Spurs today, with a GBP2 million fee reported, while the Daily Mirror reckon Tottenham have an interest in signing 22 year old Genoa striker Giovanni SImone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego and will be pushing hard to sign Max Meyer, the 21 year old Schalke 04 midfielder.  Diego Laxalt, a 24 year old Uruguayan winger with Genoa, is also said to be another transfer target for Spurs.


   OTHER NEWS ... Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain for a wrold record fee of GBP200 million ... 

Wednesday 02.08.17
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   Nothing new on the media front in terms of transfers other than Alvaro Morata preferred to join Chelsea, as he couldn't compete with Harry Kane at Tottenham.  Oh ... and probably because he could take shedloads of cash off them too.


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Tuesday 01.08.17
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   Spurs are said to be back in the pursuit of Paris Saint Germain's 22 year old midfielder Adrien Rabiot, while Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrein Silva is said to be waiting on Spurs to make a move for him.
   Former Spurs development squad full back Jack Barthram has joined Barrow after being released by Cheltenham Town.
   Anton Walkes will extend his stay with Atlanta United in the US until the end of the MLS season.


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