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.

MEHSTG's occasional spin stories have no basis in truth, but could have been true in another universe.

 
Sunday 13.09.20
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Saturday 12.09.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are being linked with a move for Paulinho (no, not that one), as they look to bring a striker in, with the Braga 27 year old known to Jose Mourinho, while the Troy Deeney stories are circulating again, although he is reported to have been in advanced talks with West Bromwich Albion.   The Portuguese media reckon Spurs might make a move for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius, with two other Premier League teams involved, one of whom has made a GBP41 million offer for the 25 year old or maybe they will be back in for Real Sociedad's Brazilian forward Willian Jose, who the Spanish press are talking up.   Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbala is again in Tottenham's sights with 28 million Euros being asked for the 20 year old  by his club.

UNDER-23s : -   Tottenham's Under-23s drew 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion Under-23s at Hotspur Way this morning in their opening Premier League 2 fixture.  The Spurs goal was scored by Kazaiah Sterling and the team featured Keenan Ferguson, a 20 year old defender who appears to have signed a deal for this season with Tottenham after he was released by Sheffield United at the end of last season.

UNDER-18s : -  Our Under-18 team beat West Ham United London 4-1 at Little Heath to wrap up a miserable day for the Irons (their first team lost 0-2 at home to Newcastle United and their women's team lost 1-6 to Arsenal).  The Tottenham goals came from Kallum Cesay, Tarrelle Whittaker and two from Dale Scarlett (one a penalty).


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Friday 11.09.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   TEAM NEWS : -  Japhet Tanganga misses out on the game against Everton on Sunday with a thigh injury, while Giovani Lo Celso will be assessed closer to kick off to see if he can play after suffering a hamstring injury.

RUMOURS : -  Reports hint that Spurs are unlikely to sign either Patson Daka of Red Bull Salzburg or Napoli's Polish international Arkadiusz Milik, just after Jose Mourinho told a press conference today that he needs and expects the club to sign a forward in this transfer window, but then other sources reckon a bid for MIlik will be forthcoming as his club have slashed his asking price to anywhere between GBP32 million and GBP13.9 million.  Preliminary talks are said o already have been held with Napoli.   Tottenham may have offered Torino striker Andrea Belotti a loan move with the option of a 50 million Euros transfer at the end of the season, but the Serie A club only want a straight sale.  The strongest rumour on paper (or screen) today links Tottenham with a move for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, with Manchester United having decided that they are already well catered for in that position, so will leave the way clear, for the player who won the Europa League with Sevilla while on loan last season, to some to N17.  The club are reported in Italy to have made a GBP45 million enquiry of Internazionale for their midfielder Marcelo Brozovic

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen has been offered to Chelsea as part of a deal to sign their French midfielder N'Golo Kante.


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   


   MEHSTG's spin story ...  Jack Wilshere has suffered another setback in his much injury-hit career, as West Ham United London are seriously thinking of breaking their links with him and it is rumoured that they are seriously thinking of severing his time at the club as the midfielder is cut from their wage bill, being paid for laying about on the beds in the physios room.

Thursday 10.09.20
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RUMOURS : -  Danny Rose is reportedly close to sealing a move to Serie A club Genoa.  A loan deal for Troy Deeney of Watford has been discussed with the relegated club, who are willing to allow the 32 year old striker to leave.  Brighton and Leeds United are both linked with an interest in buying Juan Foyth Brandon Austin may be allowed to go out on loan to get some playing time, with League One and Championship clubs interested in the England Under-21 keeper. 

FANS RETURN : -  The Daily Mail claim that Tottenham's request to have 8,000 fans in attendance at the opening Premier League home game of the season against Everton on Sunday was rejected by the Government following an increase in Covid-19 infections. 

FIXTURE CHANGE  : -  Tottenham's match against Newcastle United due to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday 26th September has been moved to Sunday 27th September with a 14.00 kick off as it will be screened live on Sky Sports TV.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... England manager Gareth Southgate will hold Hart-to-Hart talks with Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood after the pair were caught viewing the 1980s American detective shows while on England duty ...  Arsenal centre-back David Luiz, 33, could miss the first month of the season because he is a pain in the neck.  No sorry, that is because he is suffering neck pain. ...

Wednesday 09.09.20
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RUMOURS : -   The price tag for Gareth Bale may now be reduced to GBP22 million by Real Madrid, who will also fund half of his wages, as they seek to offload the former Spurs player, with Manchester United also interested in the Welsh captain.  21 year old Red Bull Salzburg's Zambian striker Patson Daka is being linked with a move to Tottenham.  Jose Mourinho has reportedly phoned Sergio Reguilon as he seeks to secure the 23 year old Real Madrid defender's signing ahead of Manchester United.  Tottenham are reported to be ready to make a GBP26 million move for SS Lazio striker Arkadiusz Milik.  The Italian press claim that Spurs have made an inquiry about Internazionale and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.  Leicester city's reported admission that they are ready to listen to offers for winger Demarai Gray has sparked rumours about Tottenham strengthening their interest in the 24 year old. 


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Tuesday 08.09.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -   Harry Kane captained England in their 0-0 Nations League match in Copenhagen against Denmark, for whom Pierre-Emil Hojbjerg came on in the 73rd minute.  Eric Dier also played the whole game.  Toby Alderweireld made his100th Belgian appearance and captained his country in their 5-1 home win over Iceland in the Nations League.  Captain Hugo Lloris was making his 116th France appearance as they beat Croatia 4-2 in Paris , with Moussa Sissoko playing the full 90 minutes of the Nations League game too.  Ryan Sessegnon played 58 minutes and Oliver Skipp 80 minutes of England Under-21s 2-1 away win over Austria in their European Championship qualifying match.

RUMOURS : -   AFC Bournemouth are interested in taking Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan for the coming season.  Italian side Cagliari are interested in signing Danny Rose.  Sergio Reguilon of Real Madrid is still being linked to Spurs and Manchester United, with a price tag of GBP26.9 million mentioned for the full back who was on loan at Sevilla last season.   

TELEVISED GAMES : -  All Premier League games during September will be screened live on TV shared between channels Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC as fans are unable to return to stadia.  With increased lockdown measures to be introduced by the government on Monday, it looks as thought his may continue for some time.


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Monday 07.09.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -  Steven Bergwijn came off the Dutch bench in the 57th minute in their 0-1 home loss to Italy in the Nations League tonight. .

RUMOURS : -  Villarreal have targeted Juan Foyth as a player they would like to sign in this transfer window.


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Sunday 06.09.20
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LEAGUE CUP : -   Tottenham have been drawn away to Leyton Orient or Plymouth Argyle in the Third Round of the League Cup, with the tie to be played in the week starting 14th September.

RUMOURS : -  South Korean Kim Min-Jae of Beijing Guoan is still on Tottenham's radar, but they are baulking at the GBP13.4 million price tag for the defender.  Brentford's striker Ollie Watkins may be an option for Spurs at GBP25 million, with Aston Villa also interested.  Wolverhampton Wanderers could be new bidders for Serge Aurier, although it has been previously reported that the Ivory Coast right back turned them down when a swap deal for Matt Doherty was proposed.  .   

INTERNATIONALS : -  Ben Davies played the 90 minutes of Wales' 1-0 win over Bulgaria in the Nations League match in Cardiff this afternoon.  Matt Doherty played the whole game as the Republic of Ireland lost 0-1 in Dublin to Finland in the Nations League.


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Saturday 05.09.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham lost a pre-season friendly at Watford 1-2 today, with the only Spurs goal coming from Heung-Min Son from the penalty spot.  Click here for a match report.

INTERNATIONALS : -   Harry Kane captained England for 78 minutes of their 1-0 win in Iceland in the Nations League tonight.  Eric Dier played the whole match for England.  Toby Alderweireld played all of Belgium's 2-0 away win over Denmark, for whom, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg played all the 90 minutes.  France beat Sweden 1-0 away in the Nations League with Hugo Lloris captaining the French side for the whole game, while Moussa Sissoko was an unused substitute. 

RUMOURS : -  The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs could make a GBP13 million move for Watford midfielder Will Hughes.   The articles hinting that Tottenham could move for 25 year old Metz striker Habib Diallo are hotting up, with the Senegalese international seemingly willing to join the club.   

UNDER-18s : -  The Under-18s lost 1-2 at Hotspur Way to Ipswich Town in a pre-season friendly with Roshaun Mathurin scoring the single Spurs goal..

UNDER-23s : -  Tottenham's Under-23s drew a pre-season friendly with Arsenal 2-2 at Hotspur Way this afternoon.   Dermi Lusala and Dilan Markanday were the Spurs goalscorers.

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs keeper David Button has signed for West Bromwich Albion from Brighton and Hove Albion.


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Friday 04.09.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -   Ryan Sessegnon came on as a 71st minute substitute and scored for England Under-21s in their 6-0 demolition of Kosovo U21 in an away European Championship qualifier, while Oliver Skipp played the whole match.  Gedson Fernandes played 58 minutes of Portugal's 4-0 away win against Cyprus in the same competition.  Steven Bergwijn played 74 minutes and scored the only goal of the home Nations League match against Poland.

RUMOURS : -  Juventus are keen to get Tanguy Ndombele and are supposedly offering Federico Bernardeschi, their 26 year old midfielder. as part of a deal to secure Tottenham's record signing.  Douglas Costa and Aaron Ramsey are other names mentioned in the story about a swap deal.  Other reports claim that Ndombele will be kept and given opportunities to establish himself in the Spurs side in the coming season.  Aston Villa have made an enquiry about signing Paulo Gazzaniga.  It is rumoured that Real Madrid will allow Gareth Bale to leave on a free transfer and pay half his wages, which started rumours that Spurs will be trying to make a move for their former Welsh international.  Wolverhampton Wanderers may be interested in signing Danny Rose.  

EX-SPURS : -  Midfielder Tom Carroll has signed a one year deal with QPR after being released by Swansea City.


OTHER NEWS ...  Long-serving West Ham United London captain "sad" Mark Noble has said that he is also "angry and gutted" that young winger Grady Diangara has managed to leave the club for West Bromwich Albion, while he is stuck there becoming "Mr. West Ham" and still waiting for an England cap ...   ...   

Thursday 03.09.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -   Matt Doherty played all of the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 away Nations League draw in BUlgaria, while there was a 1-0 away win in Finalnd for Wales, for whom Ben Davies completed the 90 minutes.

RUMOURS : -   The previously reported interest that Tottenham have in Marash Kumbulla, the Albanian central defender, has been rekindled with the club looking to make an offer to Hellas Verona for the 26.6 million Euros rated 20 year old.   Apparently, Spurs made an enquiry two weeks ago about bringing Christian Eriksen back to N17, although we think it is unlikely that he would want to return (especially after watching "All Or Nothing").  Tottenham have been reported as having turned down the chance to sign Croatian international Ivan Perisic from Internazionale for GBP13 million.  .

RETURN OF FANS : -   At the Premier League shareholders meeting, the Guardian reports that Daniel Levy proposed a test event at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium accommodating 31,000 fans.

EUROPA LEAGUE : -  Lokomotiv Plovdiv have refused a request by Spurs to move the Europa League Second Qualifying round tie to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 17th September.


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Wednesday 02.09.20
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RUMOURS : -   The fee for rumoured Spurs transfer target Ibrahim Sangare of Toulouse is set to be cut to 8-10 million Euros for the 22 year old midfielder. 

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs midfielder and youth coach Scott Parker has signed a three year deal to continue as Fulham manager.  Former midfielder Tom Carroll is on trial at QPR.


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Tuesday 01.09.20
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EUROPA LEAGUE : -   Should Tottenham advance from the Second qualifying round against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, they have been drawn away to either Botosani of Romania or Shkendija of Macedonia.  The match will be a one-off tie played on 24th September.

BOARD : -   Trevor Birch has arrived from Swansea City and is appointed as the Director of Football Operations  Rebecca Capelhorn will take up the role of Director of Football Administration and Governance (football governance processes, contractual matters and best practice), while Steve Hitchen has been promoted to Technical Performance Director (scouting, performance, recruitment analysis and youth recruitment).

RUMOURS
: -   Stories today include the possibility of Tottenham wanting to sell Tanguy Ndombele and Juan Foyth.  Brentford striker Ollie Watkins may be a target for Spurs in this transfer window, with an odd one cropping up in the shape of Burnley's Chris Wood too !  .   

UNDER-23s : -  Colchester United were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham's Under-23s at Hotspur Way in a friendly this afternoon.  Goals from Kazaiah Sterling, Jack Roles and Nile John secured the win.


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Monday 31.08.20
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EUROPA LEAGUE : -   Tottenham have been drawn away to Lokomotiv Lovdiv of Bulgaria in the Second Qualifying Round of the Europa League.    The match will be a one-off tie played on 17th September.  UEFA will make a draw for the Third Round tomorrow.

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham have approached Sporting Lisbon about a move for 22 year old forward Jovane Cabral, who would coast around GBP22.4 million, while Spurs are still said to be leading the chase for Internazionale defender Milan Skriniar and are also still looking at Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon.  

INTERNATIONALS : -  Harry Winks has withdrawn from the England squad for their Nations League matches next week.

EX-SPURS : -  Former Development striker Ryan Loft has signed for Scunthorpe United form Leicester City.


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Sunday 30.08.20
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TRANSFER : -   Tottenham have completed the signing of Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton for an undisclosed fee (but believed to be rising to GBP15 million on conditions, while other reports claim it to be a straight GBP13.54 million).  The right back will wear the number two shirt in the coming season.

RUMOURS : -  Internazionale are keen on signing Tanguy Ndombele, but don't want to pay Tottenham's GBP55 million asking price.  Spurs are reported to be in talks with AFC Bournemouth's Norwegian international striker Josh King about a move to N17.  The club apparently missed out on the signing of midfielder Donny van de Beek after a late move for the Ajax man.  Tottenham are reported as being unwilling to pay out GBP8.8 million for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.  . 

INTERNATIONALS : -  Troy Parrott has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad with an injury picked up playing for loan club Millwall in a friendly yesterday.  Matt Doherty will join up with the squad though, as they prepare for Nations League games against Bulgaria and Finland.


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Saturday 29.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham faced their second friendly in successive days (good preparation for our crowded fixture list) and beat Birmingham City 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon.  Click here for a match report..

RUMOURS : -  Today's rumours come thick and fast.  Spurs have allegedly contacted Ajax about signing Donny van de Beek, the 23 year old midfielder, while they are said to have been offered 21 year old Darwin Nunez by UD Almeria of the Spanish Second Division.  The Uruguayan scored 16 goals in 32 appearances last season.  Serge Aurier has turned down the opportunity to move the other way to incoming right back Matt Doherty, refusing to move to Wolverhampton Wanderers as part of the deal.  Wolves are the only club who have come in with a firm offer for the Ivory Coast international. 

UNDER-23s : -  Our Under-23s beat Dulwich Hamlet 3-1 in a a pre-season friendly at Hotspur Way this afternoon, with three trialists in the side.  The Tottenham goal-scorers were J'Neil Bennett, Jack Roles and Shilow Tracey.   

EX-SPURS : -  Reading have appointed Veljko Paunovic as their new manager with ex-Spurs defender Mark Bowen moving back to his post of Director of Football.


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Friday 28.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham beat Reading 4-1 in a friendly at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.

RUMOURS : -  Twenty year old Barcelona midfielder Lucas de Vega, who has spent the season on loan at Cartagena, has said that he dreams of a move to Tottenham and the club are showing interest in the Brazilian, although they are not willing to pay GBP9 million for him.  Spurs may have a clear run to sign left back  Sergio Reguilon, after the club he was at loan with last season - Sevilla - have signed Marcos Alonso from Real Madrid and with a fee around GBP18 million mentioned, it could be a deal that attracts Tottenham.  Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has been quoted as being open to a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, although his preferred destination is his old club Sevilla.   

UNDER-18s : -  The Spurs Under-18 team beat Leyton Orient 4-0 at Hotspur Way this afternoon with goals from Tarelle Whittaker, Kallum Cesay and two from Jamie Donley.

FIXTURES : -   Tottenham's two fixtures of the Premier League season have been chosen for live coverage, with the Everton home match kicking off at 16.30 on Sunday 13th September to be shown on Sky Sports and the subsequent away match at South Coast Big Club will be televised on BT Sport on Sunday 20th September kicking off at Noon.


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Thursday 27.08.20
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CORONAVIRUS : -  Tanguy Ndombele has tested positive for Coronavirus .

RUMOURS : -  It is reported that a GBP16 million fee has been agreed with Wolverhampton Wanderers for Matt Doherty.  Fulham are reported in having an interest in buying goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.  Tottenham are reported to have rejected AC Milan's first offer for Serge Aurier, with Bayer Leverkusen also interested in the Ivory Coast right back.  The Daily Star reckons Spurs have been offered 33 year old Atletico Madrid and former Chelsea forward Diego Costa.  Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon is a transfer target for Manchester United and Spurs with GBP22 million quoted as a price on the 23 year-old's head.  Leeds United are hoping to jump in ahead of Newcastle United and Leicester City for Tottenham left back Danny Rose.


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Wednesday 26.08.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -  Spurs have three players in Aidy Boothroyd's England Under-21 squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria on 4th and 8th September - Ryan Sessegnon, Oliver Skipp and Brandon Austin.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are keen on agreeing a deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers for Matt Doherty, with the right back costing between GBP12 million and GBP15 million.  26 year old AS Monaco defender Guillermo Maripan is said to be a target for Spurs and Newcastle United.  Luis Suarez is on his way out of Barcelona and there is a lot of heat in stories surrounding a move to Tottenham, while other sources reckon a move for Real Betis forward Loren Moron is a possible GBP11 million deal that might come off for Spurs.

EX-SPURS : -   Christian Maghoma has joined Gillingham as a free agent after his contract at Polish club Arka Gdynia expired.


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Tuesday 25.08.20
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INTERNATIONALS : -  Troy Parrott has been called into the Republic of Ireland senior squad for Nations Cup matches against Bulgaria and Finland, while Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Harry Winks are in the England squad for Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark in September.

RUMOURS : -  Today's rumours include a GBP45 million offer for Nicolo Zaniolo, the AS Roma midfielder, being turned down; Jose Mourinho talking to Leicester City winger Demarai Gray about a move to Tottenham; Juventus have had an enquiry about Giovani Lo Celso rebuffed by Spurs; Tottenham are keen on Wolverhampton Wanderers right back Matt Doherty, but Wolverhampton Wanderers are not keen on letting him go to Tottenham; AC Milan and spurs are keen on signing Norwegian international striker Josh King from relegated AFC Bournemouth; Reports link Luis Suarez with a free transfer exit at Barcelona to join Tottenham.   

UNDER-18s : -  Goals from Jamie Donley 2, Matthew Craig and Tarelle Whittaker gave Spurs Under-18 s 4-2 win over Stevenage at Hotspur Way, coming from behind twice in this pre-season friendly.


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Monday 24.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  Odd rumour of the day goes to the story claiming Tottenham are interested in Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and James Ward-Prowse of South Coast Big Club, who has just signed a new five year deal at the New Dell.  I think that sometimes they make this stuff up.  The Italian press are claiming that Spurs are in for 22 year old Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira.   


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Sunday 23.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   The Sunday People claims that Tottenham are keen to bring in 19 year old right back Tomas Tavares from Benfica, but there is interest from clubs in Italy, Spain and France for the GBP9 million rated defender.  Another Benfica player reportedly on the Spurs transfer radar according to the Portuguese press is winger Pizzi, who is 30 and the Portugal international would cost around GBP18 million.  Tottenham are also said to be among a number of clubs who are interested in GBP50 million rated Brighton & Hove Albion central defender Ben White.

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs reserve striker Peter Beadle has been appointed as the new manager of Barnet.


OTHER NEWS ...  Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint Germain 1-0 to win the Champions League trophy ...   ...   

Saturday 22.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham beat Ipswich Town 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.  For a match report click here.

RUMOURS : -  Transfer links to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic have re-surfaced today, while Newcastle United and Glasgow Celtic are both interested in signing Ryan Sessegnon on loan.  

UNDER-23s : -  The Under-23s played Crawley Town at Hotspur Way in a pre-season friendly this afternoon and drew 2-2, with goals from Jack Roles and Rodel Richards.


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Friday 21.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   The first team will complete their pre-season programme with a friendly against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday 5th September.

RUMOURS : -  Bayer Leverkusen are rivalling AC Milan for the signing of Serge Aurier.  Gareth Bale has been advised to leave Real Madrid and return to Tottenham by Jurgen Klinsmann, with rumours claiming that Jose Mourinho wants the Welshman back at the club.   


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Thursday 20.08.20
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FIRST TEAM FIXTURES: -  Tottenham open their Premier League programme with a home match against Everton, followed by a trip to the South Coast Big Club a week later and then hosting Newcastle United the week after that.  For a full fixture list, visit the Spurs website here.

FIRST TEAM
: -  Harry Kane will miss some of the pre-season training after being required to go into quarantine for 14 days following his return from a family holiday in the Bahamas.

RUMOURS : -   Tottenham are believed to have been offered their pick of six Juventus players after officials travelled to London to try an off-load some of the players new manager Andrea Pirlo no longer sees as part of his future planes.  It is reported that Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Sami Khedira, Daniele Rugani, Frederico Bernardeschi and Mattia De Sciglio were the players on offer.


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Wednesday 19.08.20
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FIRST TEAM FIXTURES: -  The Premier League fixtures for the 2020-21 season are released at 09.00 tomorrow.  With Spurs facing a fixture pile-up because of their early involvement in the Europa League, expect fixtures around these games against Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.  Oh, the fixtures are completely randomly generated don't forget.

FIRST TEAM : -  Many of the first team reported back for pre-season training today.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are to give a trial to 19 year old midfielder Dion McGee, who was released by Manchester United at the end of the season and are rumoured to want to sign 20 year old Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan for the coming season.  Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is linked with an interest from Tottenham, but the price tag on the 26 year old Argentine may be out of the club's reach.

UNDER-23s : -   Leyton Orient's first XI beat our Under-23s 6-2 at Brisbane Road tonight in the first playing of the JE3 Cup.  Dilan Markanday and Elliot Thorpe were the scorers for Tottenham.


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Tuesday 18.08.20
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TRANSFER : -   Tottenham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart on a free transfer after he was released by Burnley.  He has signed a deal until 2022.

RUMOURS : -   Spurs are reported to have extensively scouted Toulouse midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, with the 22 year old Ivory Coast international set to cost GBP18 million, with add-ons.  .   

UNDER-18s : -  The Under-18s first pre-season friendly ended in a 2-4 defeat by Oxford United Under-18s, with Max Robson and Romaine Rundle scoring the Spurs goals.

UNDER-23s : -   Having released Development squad defender Jonathan Dinzeyi, the 20 year old is being signed by Arsenal.


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Monday 17.08.20
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TRANSFERS : -   Today saw three players leave Tottenham - two permanently and one on loan.  Oliver Skipp is the subject of a GBP1 million season long loan to Norwich City.  Leaving the club for good are Luke Amos, who was sold to Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee after a successful time on loan there for the whole of last season and Armando Shashoua, who has joined Atletico Baleares of Spain, where he was on loan last season.

RUMOURS : -   Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who is a free agent since being released by Burnley, looks set to join Spurs once he has had his medical as competition for Paolo Gazzaniga for the position as back up keeper to Hugo Lloris.  Allegedly, Spurs, Manchester United and Liverpool have been in touch with Brighton & Hove Albion about their central defender - 22 year old Ben White, who is rated at GBP50 million, GBP10 million more than his fellow club centre-half Lewis Dunk, who is a target for Spurs and Chelsea.  RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is once again being linked with a move to Tottenham, while another previously linked player - Issa Diop, the West Ham United London defender - has had a price put on his head by the East London club of GBP45 million..   


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Sunday 16.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   The only new rumour today is a move by Spurs for Brighton central defender Lewis Dunk.  Chelsea are interested and it is an unusual story, as Spurs have a few options there, unless they see him as a straight replacement for Jan Vertonghen, but you would have thought that Dunk would want to play every week.   


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   

Saturday 15.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  AC Milan are keen on signing Serge Aurier, but not for the GBP25 million Spurs want for him.


OTHER NEWS ...  Watford have announced their next manager for the chop and he is Vladimir Ivic formerly manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv ...   ...   

Friday 14.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  Manchester City are reportedly interested in a GBP40 million bid for Harry Winks, with Spurs willing to sell apparently.   

UNDER-23s : -   The Under-23s will contest the first playing of the JE3 Cup against Leyton Orient on Wednesday 19th August with a 19.00 kick off.  The trophy is inaugurated in memory of our former defender and Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh, who died in June last year and is named after the JE3 Foundation charity set up to provide Public Access Defibrilators.

EX-SPURS : -   Jan Vertonghen has signed a three-year deal with Benfica.


OTHER NEWS ...  ...


MEHSTG SPIN STORY ... Barcelona lost 2-8 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon tonight.  Does this mean earlier in the season we were just a little less crap than Barcelona are now ?

Thursday 13.08.20
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SPURS DOCUMENTARY : -   The Amazon Prime fly-on-the-wall documentary "All Or Nothing : Tottenham Hotspur" will be aired from August 31st .

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are supposedly willing to let Jamie Bowden and Oliver Skipp go out on loan for the coming season after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg arrived from South Coast Big Club.  Spurs may make a move for Atalanta's Belgian international defender Timothy Castagne after his agent said he will be leaving the Champions League quarter-finalists.   .   

ACADEMY : -   Following John McDermott's departure as Head of the Academy, Tottenham have announced that Dean Rastrick will move up from Academy Manager to have overall responsibility for the Academy with Ryan Mason moving from coaching the Under-19s to become Head of Player Development for the age groups Under-17 to Under-23.  Former Charlton Athletic defender and Southend United manager Chris Powell joins as the new Head of Coaching for the age groups Under-17 to Under-23.  Assistant Head of Player Development Nigel Gibbs has left the club to take up a coaching role at Belgian club Cerle Brugge.

CUPS 2020-21 : -  To alleviate fixture congestion caused by the extended 2019-20 season, there will be no FA Cup replays and the League Cup semi-finals will be settled over one match rather than two legs in the 2020-21 season.  The winter break has also been cancelled to help fit the games in before the season ends and Euro 2020 follows.  However, the arrangement of fixtures for the Europa League Third qualifying round and the Third Round of the League Cup could see Spurs have to play two mid-week matches in the week starting September 21st if they get past their first opponents in the Europa League, with the draw on August 31st.

FRIENDLIES : -   Tottenham have officially confirmed that they are to host Ipswich Town at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday 22nd August in a pre-season friendly.  Birmingham City (29th August) and Reading (28th August) are also confirmed as the opposition for home pre-season games.  All games will kick off at 15.00 and live streaming will be available for GBP15.00 to One Hotspur Members.  Season ticket holders will have free access to the streaming. 

EX-SPURS : -   Former Development centre-half Luis Binks has been sold by Montreal Impact to their sister club Bologna of Serie A.  Binks left Spurs on a free transfer in February of this year and will remain in Canada until 2021.


OTHER NEWS ...  Mark Molesley has been appointed as the new manager of Southend United ...   ...   

Wednesday 12.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  AC Milan are reported to be GBP9 million short of Tottenham's BGP22 million asking price for Serge Aurier, while the club are rumoured to be interested in Mainz 05' s Swedish striker Robin Quaison, who might cost around GBP10 million.  Tottenham are seeking five more signings, following the transfer of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.  These will be a back-up goalkeeper, a right back, a central defender, an attacking midfielder and a striker who can play any position across the forward line.

HISTORY : -  So, the media are sad that brave Wolverhampton Wanderers lost in the final two minutes in their Europa League quarter-final against Sevilla, having played 59 games over 383 days.  When Spurs won the 1972 UEFA Cup against Wolves, they had played 66 matches in 252 days with no break for a pandemic.


OTHER NEWS ... Mark Kennedy has left his post as Macclesfield Town manager, turning down a contract offer after the club were relegated  ...   ...   

Tuesday 11.08.20
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TRANSFERS : -   Tottenham completed the signing of South Coast Big Club midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for a fee reported to be GBP15 million to GBP20 million plus add-ons, while Kyle Walker-Peters made the opposite journey for GBP12 million.  Hojbjerg signed a five year deal and wear the number 5 shirt next season.

CONTRACT : -  TJ Eyoma, our young Development squad defender has signed a new contract with the club that runs until 2023 and he will return to Lincoln City on loan for the forthcoming season.

FRIENDLIES : -   Tottenham are to host Ipswich Town at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday 22nd August in a pre-season friendly.  Birmingham City (29th August) and Reading (28th August) may also be providing opposition in home pre-season games.


OTHER NEWS ...  Macclesfield Town have been relegated from the Football League today after an appeal against a four point deduction failed, leaving them below Stevenage FC, who will now avoid the drop to the National League ...   ...   

Monday 10.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   Stories online today claim that AFC Bournemouth are setting a GBP30 million fee for any club wanting to sign Callum Wilson, amidst interest from Spurs and Newcastle United, while Liverpool and Spurs are to do battle for the signature of Watford winger Ismaili Sarr.  Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is another target for Spurs, with a price tag reduced to GBP23 million also interesting Arsenal.


OTHER NEWS ...  Bristol City announce Dean Holden as their new manager  ...   ...   

Sunday 09.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   Many of today's rumour stories repeat yesterday's with Watford left back Pervis Estupinan interesting Spurs, Chelsea and Barcelona even though the 22 year old Ecudorian hasn't played a minute in the Hornets' first team as yet, although he was on loan at Osasuna in Spain last season.   


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   

Saturday 08.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are being linked with a loan move for Gareth Bale, who has become an outcast at Real Madrid.  Spurs are being linked with the sale of Moussa Sissoko for GBP18 million and a GBP30 million move for Arsenal's Ashley Maitland-NilesKyle Walker-Peters has agreed personal terms ahead of his move to South Coast Big Club.


OTHER NEWS ... Jason Tindall has been appointed as the new manager of AFC Bournemouth stepping up into the post from being Eddie Howe's assistant ...   ...   

Friday 07.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  The medical for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is reported to be set for Monday, with all other matters agreed.  Tottenham are reported to have had an offer for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi turned down, Ajax have made an enquiry about taking Ryan Sessegnon on loan for the coming season and both Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen and Jonathan Ikone of Lille have been rumoured to be of interest to Tottenham in the current transfer window as both have been told they could be allowed to leave by their clubs.  Tottenham and Internazionale have intensified talks about the transfer of central defender Milan Skriniar to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Queens Park Rangers are close to signing Luke Amos permanently after a season on loan at Loftus Road, although Middlesbrough are also interested in the midfielder.  Barcelona right back Emerson is supposedly the subject of talks between Spurs and the La Liga club.


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   


MEHSTG SPIN STORY ...  Arsenal have announced that they are making 55 members of club staff redundant, but are awarding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a GBP250,000 a week contract, although that does include him having to clean the bogs at Highbury to cover for the lost jobs among the ordinary folk ...   

Thursday 06.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Ricardo Formosinho, Jose Mourinho's Tactical Analyst, has left the club to pursue management options elsewhere, but Ledley King has joined the coaching staff as a First Team Assistant with special responsibility for supporting Academy players coming through to the first team .

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reported to have agreed a fee with South Coast Big Club for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, which is more than the GBP15 million Daniel Levy wanted to pay for the  midfielder signing a five year deal, but the differential in the fees for the Dane and for Kyle Walker-Peters to move to St. Mary's is still GBP3 million.  The fee for PEH is said to be GBP15 million rising ot GBP19 million with the medical to be completed next week.  A number of reports claim that Jose Mourinho wants to complete a second signing of the summer, with a cut-price deal for AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson on the cards.  An odd one cropped up today, where Arsenal are willing to let Ashley Maitland-Niles leave with Spurs, Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton interested in the useless defender.  Tottenham are now asking for GBP35 million for Serge Aurier, as AC Milan and AS Monaco leading the way for his services.  Winger Jack Clarke is wanted by West Bromwich Albion and Fulham on loan for next season.


OTHER NEWS ... The Premier League have voted to return to benches of sven substitutes and three substitutions after the post-lockdown allowance of nine subs of which five could be brought on  ...   ...   

Wednesday 05.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  Following Brentford's defeat in last night's Championship promotion play-off final, Tottenham are reported in the Daily Mirror to be considering a move for the Bee's midfielder Said Benrahma; Stories are circulating that Ryan Sessegnon could join his former club Fulham on loan next season, while the side that won promotion to the Premier League through the play-off last night are set to rival South Coast Big Club and West Ham United London for right back Kyle Walker-Peters; West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Brentford are keen on signing winger Jack Clarke, with another winger - Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen - being the player at the centre of a GBP40 million battle between Spurs and Everton according to the Liverpool Echo; 25 year old Metz striker Habib Diallo is reportedly keen on a move to Tottenham; Luton Town are keen on signing loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis for as little as GBP2.5 million; The Times state that Tottenham have no interest in signing free agent and former AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser; The Daily Mirror writes that Tanguy Ndombele wants a move to Internazionale, but a French publication has said the price to sell the French international would be GBP63 million; . 


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   

Tuesday 04.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   It is rumoured that Serge Aurier has agreed to a move to AC Milan, but the Italian club are looking to get a reduced fee to pay from the GBP23 million Tottenham are asking for the Ivory Coast right-back.  Reuters news agency reports that Spurs have agreed a fee of around GBP15 million for midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with Kyle Walker-Peters moving in the opposite direction to make his loan move permanent for around GBP12 million.  AS Roma have verbally agreed to give Jan Vertonghen a two-year deal according to sources online.   

EX-SPURS : -  Manager Scott Parker, his assistant Matt Wells, midfielder Josh Onomah and goalkeeping coach Rob Burch will all be back in the Premier League next season as Fulham won promotion from the Championship with a 2-1 play-off win over Brentford at Wembley tonight.


OTHER NEWS ... Wigan Athletic have failed in their appeal against a points deduction for going into administration and will be relegated from the Championship to League One ...   ...   

Monday 03.08.20
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RUMOURS : -  AS Roma are reported to be the leading club for the signature of Jan Vertonghen..   


OTHER NEWS ...  ...   ...   

Sunday 02.08.20
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RUMOURS : -   Spurs are said to be thinking over a move for 32 year old relegated Watford captain Troy Deeney as back-up for Harry Kane according to the Daily Mail,  while Leeds United are the latest club to join Tottenham, West Ham United London, Newcastle United, Leicester City and Crystal Palace in considering a move for relegated AFC Bournemouth's Welsh winger David Brooks.  Having signed Alfie Devine from Wigan Athletic, Spurs are being linked to another product of the relegated club's academy, with 18 year old forward Sean McGurk rumoured to be interesting them, as well as Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion.  23-year old right back Zeki Celik of Lille is interesting Spurs, Leicester City and Everton, with the Merseyside club said to have already made an offer for the Turkish international.  The Daily Mail report that Tottenham may be willing to let Danny Rose for free if Leeds United can match his GBP65,000 a week wages, as Newcastle United look unlikely to make his loan permanent and the club are keen to remove him from the wage bill if he is not part of Jose Mourinho's plans.  West Ham United London are said to be planning a last-minute move for Kyle Walker-Peters, who is interesting South Coast Big Club, to provide competition at right-back for former Spurs defender Ryan Fredericks.


OTHER NEWS ... Harrogate Town will take their place in the Football league for the first time next season after winning the National League play-off against Notts. County this afternoon ...

Saturday 01.08.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Troy Parrott has joined Millwall on loan for the 2020-21 season.

RUMOURS : -  AC Milan are reported to be willing to offer 15 million Euros for Serge Aurier.   

EUROPA LEAGUE : -  With the FA Cup being won today, the result puts Spurs into the second qualifying round of the competition, which consists of a one-legged tie on September 17th.  The third qualifying round (another one-off game) will take place on September 24th and the qualifying play-off is on October 1st as another one-legged match.


OTHER NEWS ... Harry Kewell has been appointed as the new manager of Oldham Athletic ...  Paul Cook resigned as manager of Wigan Athletic today  ...  Eddie Howe left his post as Bournemouth manager today by mutual consent  ... 

 

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