White Hot Lines  

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

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

 

Friday 21.07.17
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Thursday 20.07.17
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   Spurs are reported to have asked Leicester City about the availability of GBP50 million rated winger Riyad Mahrez, but have withdrawn from the chase for Argentine defender Juan Foyth after Paris St. Germain pushed the price up.


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Wednesday 19.07.17
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   The Development Squad's participation in the Checkatrade Trophy will see them play the following fixtures now the dates have been set.  ALl games will be played away.
Luton Town   15th August 2017 - kick off 19.45
AFC Wimbledon   3rd October 2017 - kick off 19.45
Barnet   28th November 2017 - kick off 20.00
   Reports today claim Paris St. Germain have come in with a late bid to sign Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth and a bid of GBP19.5 million for AC Milan winger Suso has been supposedly been knocked back.   Ross Barkley wants GBP150,000 a week and his club Everton want GBP50 million for the midfielder, while Tottenham have bid just GBP15 million so far.  17 year old defender Lewis Gibson of Newcastle United is a target for Spurs, Everton and Southampton and the Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pusilic is another target for Tottenham, with the wages the 18 year old will demand being a problem in signing him.
   Former Spurs Development Squad winger Cristian Ceballos has left Charlton to join Sint Truiden on a free transfer.
   Former Spurs loanee Frazier Campbell has joined Hull City on a free transfer.


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Tuesday 18.07.17
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   Kieran Trippier has extended his contract until 2022 and Mauricio Pochettino showed off his new pose for contract signing photographs !
   Again, there are conflicting stories in the media today about Tottenham's transfer targets, with Ross Barkley's fee agreed in some sources, while other say Spurs have lost interest in him and Ricardo Pereira, the FC Porto full back.  The club are being linked with Patrik Schick of Sampdoria after his transfer to Juventus hit a hold-up - possibly over his medical.


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Monday 17.07.17
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   Tottenham are to have to fend off a reported GBP60 million bid from Manchester United for Eric Dier it is claimed in several articles online, while an offer for Mateo Kovacic has been rejected by Real Madrid, with the Croatian midfielder also wanting to stay and fight for his place at the Bernabeu.
   The sons of manager Mauricio Pochettino - Maurizio, former defender Brian Statham - Maxwell and former midfielder Teemu Tainio - Maximus are all included in Tottenham's Academy squad for next season.
   Former Spurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has retired from playing at the age of 37 following a recurrence of a back problem.


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Sunday 16.07.17
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   Tottenham have made striker Clinton N'Jie's loan move to Marseille permanent for an undisclosed fee.
   Spurs are reportedly interested in signing 23 year old Valencia defender Joao Cancelo, but Juventus are also interested and Tottenham are said to want to complete the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton for GBP30 million before they leave for their US pre-season tour.


   OTHER NEWS ... Eight people died when a wall collapsed in a stadium hosting the Senegal League Cup final ... 

Sunday 16.07.17
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   OTHER NEWS ... Eight people died after a wall collapsed at a ground hosting the Senegal League Cup final ... 

Saturday 15.07.17
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   Marcus Edwards was an 84th minute substitute in England Under-19s 2-1 win over Portugal in the Under-19 European Championship final in Tbilisi tonight.
   Federico Fazio has joined AS Roma on a permanent basis for a reported GBP 2.8 million.
   A Spurs XI lost 1-3 away at Ebbsfleet United this afternoon in Paul McCarthy's Memorial match.  Shayon Harrison scored Tottenham's goal.
   Nothing new on the transfer front, but contradictory stories about talks with Juan Foyth and Ricardo Pereira, with some reports saying it's all off and others reporting it's all on !!  One story that seems to be being repeated is that Tottenham might make an offer for GBP26 million rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho should Eric Dier make a GBP75 million move to Manchester United.  Where do you start picking out what's wrong with that sentence ?
   Former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone has left Hull City to join Derby County in a GBP2 million deal.


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Friday 14.07.17
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   Kyle Walker joined Manchester City today for a world record fee for a defender of GBP50 million plus conditional payments, which could raise the fee to GBP54 million.  Walker also becomes the most costly English player.
   Spurs are reported as having made a GBP17.5 million offer for AC Milan winger Suso, are reported to be set to sign OSC Nice winger Vincent Marcel and are keen on Ricardo Pereira of FC Porto, but have only offered GBP15 million as their first offer for the GBP22 million rated right back.  The club turned down Manchester City's offer for Danny Rose when they were negotiating the fee for Kyle Walker.
   Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham has been appointed as Head Coach of Atletico de Kolkata of the Indian Super League.


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Thursday 13.07.17
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   Today Spurs having been put in the frame in the chase for Bayer Leverkusen defender Benjamin Henrichs, while another young German - Under-21 international Jeremy Toljan of Hoffenheim.  Luckily Olympique Lyonnais have said no to Tottenham's (frankly unbelievable) approach for former Manchester United right back Rafael.  FC Porto defender Ricardo Pereira is allegedly the subject of a GBP22 million offer from Spurs and the deal may be a go-er.


   OTHER NEWS ... Young Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri suffered irreparable brain damage after collapsing on the pitch on Saturday during a friendly against Werder Bremen in Austria ... 

Wednesday 12.07.17
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   The Development Squad beat Leyton Orient 4-0 at Hotspur Way today in a behind closed doors friendly.  The win was achieved with goals from Kyle Walker-Peters, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Jaden Brown and Will Miller.
   Spurs are linked with a double player swap plus cash in exchange for Kyle Walker, with Manchester City striker Kelechi Ihenacho and 17 year old winger Jadon Sacho wanted as part of any deal that would see the England right back head to the Etihad.  One old link that has been resurrected after he played against us last season is that of Gent's Nigerian winger Moses Simon, who Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion are also keen on the GBP13 million rated 22 year old.  .
   Luke McGee has joined Portsmouth on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.
   England Under-19s beat the Czech Republic in the European Championship semi final in Tbilisi 1-0 today.  Marcus Edwards came off the bench in the 69th minute and created the winning goal in the third minute of added time.
   Tottenham's Under-21s will play at AFC Wimbledon, Luton Town and Barnet in the EFL Trophy - South Group F in the coming season.


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Tuesday 11.07.17
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   Some reports on the Internet claim that Clinton N'Jie has completed a permanent move to Marseille for around GBP6 million.
   Tottenham are reported to have looked at nipping in ahead of Leicester City to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho at a price of about GBP25 million, although he may be used in a deal for Manchester City to sign Kyle Walker, as they currently have no right backs at the club, with Dani Alves opting to joining Paris St. Germain, leaving Spurs in a strong bargaining position.  Other rumours include the president of Estudiantes coming to London to discuss the deal to bring Juan Poyth to Spurs, while Marseille might be willing to take another player seemingly surplus to requirements in Moussa Sissoko, who either goes on loan or on a permanent deal depending on which source you read.  Allegedly, Eric Dier favours a move to Manchester United and Tottenham favour GBP60 million for his favours.  Kevin Wimmer wants out with West Bromwich Albion or Southampton possible destinations, while Spurs want Kamil Glik, the Polish 29 year old AS Monaco central defender in.  Portsmouth are considering a bid to take goalkeeper Luke McGee to Fratton Park on a permanent basis.
   The club have let the contract for digital IT in the new stadium to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.


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Monday 10.07.17
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   Tottenham are being linked with an interest in signing central defender Ezequiel Garay, who is about to have talks with Valencia about his future, with Manchester United and Everton monitoring the situation too.  Manchester United are to return to Spurs with a GBP60 million offer for Eric Dier.  What part of "No" didn't they understand ?
   Erik Lamela returned to Spurs for pre-season training, although it is not expected that he will be ready to be available at the start of the season.


   OTHER NEWS ... Steve Davis (the former Crewe Alexandra manager ... not the snooker player) has been appointed as the new manager of Leyton Orient ... 

Sunday 09.07.17
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   Press reports claim that an investment company that manages funds for, among others, Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook owner, is thinking of making a GBP1 billion bid for the club.
   Spurs might make a move for Juventus right back Dani Alves if Kyle Walker leaves, while Luke McGee may be on his way to Portsmouth on loan, if the club can bring in an experienced number three as back up for Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.


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Saturday 08.07.17
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   19 year old Estudiantes central defender Juan Foyth has claimed his agent is in talks with Tottenham about bringing him to England, while other reports link Spurs with Leicester City winger Demarai Gray and Middlesbrough central defender Ben Gibson.  Manchester United appear very keen to sign Eric Dier, but contrary to yesterday's rumours about the England midfielder, Spurs have allegedly said he is not for sale at any price.
   Former Spurs youth team defender William Troost Ekong has left Gent to join Bursaspor.
   Former Spurs junior Michael Kightly has joined Southend United on a free transfer from Burnley.


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Friday 07.07.17
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   Development squad defender Connor Ogilvie has signed a new deal with Tottenham until 2019 and has joined Gillingham on a six month loan deal.
   Spurs are reported to be favourites to sign 21 year old Schalke 04 midfielder Max Meyer for GBP17 million, while they have also been linked with a move for Alfie Mawson of Swansea, with Josh Onomah going to the Swans on a one season loan.  Some reports claim Daniel Levy has been having secret talks with Manchester United Chief Executive Ed Woodward about the sale of Eric Dier to the Red Devils, with a price of GBP50 million mentioned.  A replacement might be being lined up, as talks are supposed to have been held with Real Madrid about bringing Mateo Kovacic to Wembley.
   Jimmy Greaves visited the Hotspur Way training ground today along with fellow legends Cliff Jones, Pat Jennings, Alan Gilzean and Ossie Ardiles.
   Former Spurs reserve defender Yuri Berchiche has joined Paris St. Germain from Real Sociedad.


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Thursday 06.07.17
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   The first tranche of games to be televised live have been announced and the following changes to dates and kick off times are as follows : -
Newcastle United (away) has moved to now Sunday 13 August with a 13.30 kick-off (Sky Sports)
Chelsea (home) will be played on Sunday 20 August, kicking off at 16.00 (Sky Sports)
Burnley (home) has moved to Sunday 27 August with a 16.00 kick-off because the Rugby League Cup Final takes place on the scheduled date.
Swansea City (home) will still be on Saturday 16 September, but will now kick-off at 17.30 (BT Sport)
West Ham United (away) stays on Saturday 23 September, but with a 12.30 kick-off (Sky Sports)
Huddersfield Town (away) is still on Saturday 30 September, but with a 12.30 kick-off (Sky Sports)
   Marcus Edwards came off the bench in the 77th minute for England Under-19s and had a hand in the only goal of the game that saw them beat Holland 1-0 in Tbilisi in the European Under-19 Championship finals.
   Spurs are said to be ready to make a GBP16 million move for Yeferson Soteldo of Chilean club Huatchipato, with the winger being a star of the Venezuela Under-19 team that were beaten by England in the U19 World Cup final.
   Former Spurs striker Jonathan Obika has left Swindon Town to join Oxford United on a free transfer.


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Wednesday 05.07.17
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   Spurs are allegedly selling Kevin Wimmer to Southampton for GBP20 million and will be replacing him with Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough and Alfie Mawson of Swansea City, who will cost GBP20 million each, unless you listen to the Sun, who say we will shell out GBP21 million on Manchester United's Chris Smalling.  Tottenham and Liverpool are reported to be chasing former Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric, who is now playing for Hoffenheim in Germany, while Everton join us and West Ham United London in an interest in signing Sporting Lisbon's Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi.
   A Tottenham XI will visit Ebbsfleet United on Saturday 15th July for Paul McCarthy's testimonial with the game kicking off at 15.00.  Tickets are priced Adults GBP10, concessions GBP8, Juniors GBP5 and Under-12s GBP1, if accompanying a paying adult.  There are no advanced tickets, just payment at the gate on the day
   Former Spurs Development midfielder Yaser Kasim has left Swindon Town to join Northampton Town on a free transfer.


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Tuesday 04.07.17
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   Tottenham announced a friendly at Wembley against Juventus on Saturday 5th August kicking off at 17.30, with tickets starting at GBP25.
   Portuguese media claim Spurs have struck a deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign 28 year old Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva.  Spurs are linked with Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, but don't want to pay GBP50 million for him, while a swap deal involving Kevin Wimmer and Alfie Mawson of Swansea City is rumoured on some websites, as Spurs are also heavily associated with a move for former midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.  Meanwhile Manchester United and Chelsea are playing Fantasy FOotball wanting Harry Kane and Dele Alli respectively and they will disrespectfully not be getting them.


   OTHER NEWS ... Alex Neil has been given the manager's job at Preston North End ... 

Monday 03.07.17
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   Tottenham are supposed to be interested in GBP35 million rated Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, but having seen him in the Premier League for Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, would it be a lot of money for the sort of player we would be getting ?  Gremio forward Luan is the latest Argentinian to be linked with a move to Spurs.  .
   Marcus Edwards played 83 minutes of England Under-19s 2-0 win over Bulgaria in Georgia today in their first group game in the Under-19 European Championships finals.


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Sunday 02.07.17
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   Tottenham have been quoted GBP20 million by Swansea City if they want to sign their central defender Alfie Mawson, while it is reported that Tottenham have made an offer for Independiente's 18 year old striker Ezequiel Barco.
   Former Spurs defender Zeki Fryers has joined Barnsley form Crystal Palace on a free transfer.
   Former Spurs midfielder Johnnie Jackson has been appointed as a player-coach at Charlton Athletic.


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Saturday 01.07.17
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   Chelsea are linked with a GBP88 million move for Dele Alli, while Spurs are strongly associated with Bournemouth's Norwegian forward Josh King and Beyer Leverkusen striker - Mexico international Javier Hernandez.


   OTHER NEWS ... Pep Clotet has been named as the new manager of Oxford United ... 

 

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