White Hot Lines

January 2010

 

Sunday  31.01.2010
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   Spurs may have been beaten to the punch in the signing of Portsmouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, as he went missing from the hotel in Waltham Abbey that Spurs had put him up in and is rumoured to be in talks with Stoke City.  The News of the World claim that Daniel Levy was in talks with Manchester United yesterday to try and sign England goalkeeper Ben Foster, but was not happy about the 5 million asking price, as Foster has been hit by a string of injuries in the last year or so.
   The NoTW also reckon that Sunderland are about to sign Robbie Keane for 9 million.  The report claims that now Harry Redknapp has brought in Eidur Gudjohnsen, he can sell the Spurs captain, who he has been looking to move on since the summer.  The fee Sunderland are offering is 8 million in the Sunday Mirror.
   The same paper claims that Tottenham are trying to pip Sporting Lisbon to the signing of Valencia midfielder Manuel Fernandes.  Harry Redknapp had him on loan at Portsmouth and he has also spent some time at Everton, but Spurs might be disappointed, as Internazionale are also keen on the 23 year old Portuguese midfielder.
   Continuing on the Spurs rumours, the paper says that Fiorentina want to take forward Roman Pavlyuchenko on loan until the end of the season.  Any deal for the Russian to go to Birmingham City is no longer an option after the City boss Alex McLeish claimed that they are now looking for a loan signing.
   One more story from the News of the World is that West ham United want to take full back Alan Hutton on loan until the end of the season.
   The Sunday Mirror claim that had Spurs not bought Younes Kaboul from Portsmouth, the cash-strapped South Coast club were just 24 hours from going into administration. The deal was almost off when Asmir Begovic decided he didn't want to come to White Hart Lane, but the 7 million deal for the pair was reduced to 6 million for Kaboul alone.  However, the money might only stave off administration for a few weeks.


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Saturday  30.01.2010
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Birmingham City at St. Andrews today.  Click here for a match report and here for reaction.
   Spurs confirmed the loan singing of striker Eidur Gudjohnsen from Monaco until the end of the season.
   Former Spurs defender Younes Kaboul has re-signed for the club from Portsmouth, the club website announced.  The fee has been quoted as 5 million in the newspapers.


   OTHER NEWS ... Togo have been banned for the next two African Cup of Nations tournaments for withdrawing from the current finals after two of their staff were shot dead in an ambush in Angola, because of the country's government interfering in footballing matters ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... The Sun report that West Ham United are to send Tottenham a 5,000 bill for the hotel room they paid for Eidur Gudjohnsen to stay in, thinking he was going to sign for them instead of going off to join Spurs.  Let's hope there wasn't a dodgy lasagne on the menu.

Friday  29.01.2010
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   Tottenham completed the loan signing of Monaco's Eidur Gudjohnsen and he will stay at White Hart Lane until the end of the season.  However, it has been reported that he will be given a week to settle in, so will not be part of the match-day squad at Birmingham tomorrow.
   Midfielder Jamie O'Hara has returned to Portsmouth on loan until the end of the season.
   Today's Roman Pavlyuchenko transfer story claims that Tottenham have rejected an 8 million offer from Birmingham City for the Russian striker.
   Talks with Portsmouth about the transfer of Younes Kaboul back to Spurs continue, with the money he brings in allowing payment of the players at the cash-strapped South Coast club for a month.  However, the amount of money they will receive seems to be dwindling, as they owe Spurs 2 million for the player from the time they bought him, 2 million will be deducted from a percentage under the sell-on clause and Spurs also are said to have a 1 million payment for the player being sold on too.  This could reduce the actual cost to Tottenham to around 6 million the Daily Mail claims.
   The Sun claim that West Ham United are keen to sign David Bentley.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Aaron Lennon is likely to be out for a few more weeks after he had another scan on his groin injury.  As well as the England winger, Jonathan Woodgate (groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Roman Pavlyuchenko (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (hip and wrists) are all out of consideration for the trip to St. Andrews.  Ledley King is doubtful after playing in midweek against Fulham, so Sebastien Bassong might take his place.
   BIRMINGHAM CITY TEAM NEWS : -  City have injury problems with
Stuart Parnaby (back), Lee Carsley (ankle),  Gary O'Connor (hip), Teemu Tainio (knee), David Murphy (knee) and Kevin Phillips (groin) all likely to be ruled out.  New signing Craig Gardner is set to be on the subs bench after making the journey across Birmingham from Aston Villa.
   The Spurs home game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 13th March is to be shown on Sky TV and will now kick off at 12:45 p.m.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Ashley Cole has been banned from driving for four months and fined 1,000 for speeding at 104 mph in a 50 mph limited area ... Manchester United's Darren Fletcher has been fined 650 and ordered to pay 900 costs for speeding ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... Fiorentina forward Adrian Mutu has tested positive for drugs twice in recent weeks.  One was for an anti-obesity drug.  Fat chance he will play again for a long time.

Thursday  28.01.2010
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   Harry Redknapp said today that he thinks Daniel Levy has probably done a deal to bring in Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan until the end of the season with perhaps a view to a permanent transfer.  The Sun claim that Spurs will pay the striker 30,000 a week, with Monaco making up the difference in his wages.
   Rumours appear to have been ratified by BBC South that Tottenham are in advanced transfer talks regarding the Portsmouth centre half Younes Kaboul and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.  The fee for former Spur Kaboul has been quoted as 11 million, although the amount paid will not be that figure, as the cash-strapped South Coast club still owe Tottenham for the purchase of the player 18 months ago.
   Other keepers linked with a move today in the Daily Mirror are Coventry City's Kieron Westwood, Scott Loach of Watford and Peterborough United's England Under-21 keeper Joe Lewis.
   The Mirror also suggests that Birmingham City have had a 6 million offer for Roman Pavlyuchenko turned down.  Talks may be continuing, with the story saying Tottenham would accept 8 million up front and other conditions taking the total up to 12 million or 13 million.
   The article contains a line saying that the Midlands club have also been offered Jermaine Jenas.
   For a preview of Saturday's game at Birmingham City, click here.
   A bit of a row has blown up over comments made by Harry Redknapp about John Bostock's loan at Brentford not being extended, but claiming that you would hope that young players would make a bit of a name for themselves to force his hand on their return.  Redknapp said that perhaps he needed to put Bostock in the First Team squad to see if it brought the best out of him.  The player's father phoned into TalkSport and went on to say that he thought the Spurs midfielder is well capable of playing at Championship level now and although not quite ready for the Premier League, that he hoped his return to Tottenham would see him work hard to impress.
   Tottenham's FA Cup Fourth Round replay away at Elland Road against Leeds United will be shown live on ITV1 and on itv.com on Wednesday 3rd February.


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   CRIMEWATCH ... Rio Ferdinand has been banned for four games for violent conduct in striking Hull City striker Craig Fagan in Saturday's match.  One of the games was added on for a frivolous appeal against the charge ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Portsmouth's club website was temporarily closed down today by the company who operate it for the cash-strapped South Coast club as they had not been paid a bill of 2,500 they were owed.

Wednesday  27.01.2010
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   Michael Dawson has signed a new contract with Tottenham, taking him through to 2015.
   Sky Sports claim that Tottenham have swooped to take the pole position to sign Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan, while West Ham United thought that they were ready to sign him after the Icelandic forward had a medical.  Ironically, the same hospital for player medicals is used by both Spurs and West Ham United.
   The Daily Mail and the Mirror reckon that David Bentley will leave Spurs during the January transfer window, but only go as far as West Ham United on loan until the end of the season.  It is believed that the Irons might want to do a permanent deal, but only want to pay 7 million, which will not go down well in the Tottenham boardroom. Seeing as how the Irons are furious over the Gudjohnsen affair, I can't see too much traffic between the two clubs for the foreseeable future.
   The same paper claims that Jamie O'Hara is set to be the first of Avram Grant's signings now the Portsmouth transfer embargo has been lifted, as the midfielder could stay at Fratton Park until the end of the season.
   In the Daily Mail, they report that Sunderland are interested in Liverpool winger Ryan Babel, but the Dutchman might prefer to go to Spurs or Arsenal.
   The club have confirmed that Giovani dos Santos will join Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.
   Tottenham's FA Cup Fourth Round replay against Leeds United will take place at Elland Road on Wednesday 3rd February with a 7:45 p.m. kick off.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester United beat Manchester City 4-3 on aggregate to reach the League Cup final, where they will face Aston Villa ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... I wonder if Michael Dawson's new contract has a penalty penalty clause ??

Tuesday  26.01.2010
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   Tottenham beat Fulham 2-0 at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.
   Giovani dos Santos is said to be set to join Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season with the possibility of a permanent move for 8 million.
   Sky Sports website claims Spurs were keen to take Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan, but it looks as if he might sign for West ham United instead.
   Midfielder John Bostock has returned from his loan spell at Brentford, after the League One club opted not to extend the agreement.
   The new Spurs stadium has seemingly hit a hitch, with the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment, who advise the government, saying that there are issues in the design that do not show an overall masterplan and therefore they cannot fully support the planning application made to Haringey Council.


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Monday  25.01.2010
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will once more be without Ledley King (knee), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Carlo Cudicini (wrists and hip), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Aaron Lennon (groin), but hope that Roman Pavlyuchenko (groin) and Tom Huddlestone (knee) will be fit to play.
   FULHAM TEAM NEWS : -  Clint Dempsey's knee injury keeps him sidelined, with a similar condition also affecting Paul Konchesky and John Pantsil, while Dickson Etuhu is away at the African Cup of Nations.  Former Spurs Simon Davies (foot) and Bobby Zamora (shoulder) both hope to be ready to return from their injuries, with Andy Johnson and Diamansy Kamara both have knee injuries that might keep them out of the match.
   For a preview of tomorrow's game against Fulham, click here.
   The Times reports that Galatasaray are close to agreeing a loan deal for midfielder Giovani dos Santos.


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Sunday  24.01.2010
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   Should Tottenham beat Leeds Unite din the Fourth Round replay of the FA Cup, they have been drawn away to play Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 13th of Sunday 14th February.
   Robbie Keane is being offered as part of a deal to bring Carlton Cole from West Ham United to White Hart Lane, so say the News of the World.  The report claims that Glasgow Celtic, Sunderland and Aston Villa are also interested in Keane's services.
   With Ruud van Nistelrooy joining Hamburg, Harry Redknapp hopes to bring in another Dutch striker - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - according to the Mail on Sunday, although he will want about 65,000 a week in wages.
   The Daily Star Sunday claims that Spurs might make a move for Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill.
   Central defender Troy Archibald-Henville will return to Tottenham after Exeter City were unable to agree an extension of his loan to the League One club.
   The Sunday People claim that Danny Rose may go out on loan to Leeds United, the club he left with chairman Ken Bates slating his family and the fans branding him greedy after joining Spurs.  Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers are also keen to take the speedy winger on loan.
   Watford may want John Bostock on loan after he returns to Tottenham following a spell at Brentford on loan, the People also report.
   Harry Redknapp has admitted that he has been out to Italy to watch Palermo defender Simon Kjaer, who is available for about 11 million.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... The FA have decided that in the wake of the Gary Neville - Carlos Tevez affair in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, that, should the game finish level after 90 minutes, there will not be extra time and penalties, but a paper/scissors/stone style decider, with the winner being the one who can make the most obscene hand gesture.

Saturday  23.01.2010
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Leeds United in the FA Cup Fourth Round at White Hart Lane this evening.  Click here for a match report and here for reaction.
   The Daily Mail report that Manchester United will contest the signing of Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko.  The 20 year old French international is expected to cost 18 million.
   Coventry City were beaten 8-1 at Spurs Lodge by the Spurs Academy side this morning.  The goals came from Kudos Oyenuga 2, Harry Kane 3, Paul-Jose Mpoku, Jake Nicholson and Dean Parrett.


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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... New West Ham United vice-chairman (an interesting role under new owner and former adult shop entrepreneur David Sullivan) Karren Brady may be the vice-chairman of West Ham Olympic if the club move into the Olympic stadium at Stratford after the London 2012 Olympic Games

Friday  22.01.2010
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Aaron Lennon's groin injury means he will miss an FA Cup tie against his former club, but another former Leeds player might take his place, as Danny Rose is lined up for his first start in the first team.  Ledley King looks likely to be rested and Harry Redknapp might swap around his strikers to face the League One side.  Midfielder Tom Huddlestone will also miss out with his knee injury, while long term absentees Jonathan Woodgate, Carlo Cudicini and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are all side-lined.
   LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Goalkeeper Shane Higgs is injured and will miss the game at White Hart Lane, with Casper Ankergren standing in for him.  Leeds could also fast-track the returns of Patrick Kisnorbo and Luciano Becchio .
   For a preview of the FA Cup tie with Leeds United, click here.
   The Press Association reports that Spartak Moscow are interested in buying striker Roman Pavlyuchenko if Spurs make a concession in the deal, which may be a reduction in price.
   It is rumoured on Sky Sports that Spurs target Ruud van Nistelrooy does not intend on returning to the Premier League and is in talks with German Bundesliga side SV Hamburg.  He may also have rejected a 100,000 a week wage offer from West Ham United.  Harry Redknapp suggested that there was the hurdle of his 100,000 a week wages that could not be overcome and that it would be expensive to have him on the books if he was not 100% fit and playing every game.
   The daily Mail reckon Tottenham are ready to bid 10 million for Portsmouth and former central defender Younes Kaboul, but after recent comments he made about his treatment by Spurs when he left the club, it would seem a remote possibility that he might return to White Hart Lane.  Sunderland and Manchester City are also said to be interested in the Frenchman.
   The Daily Mirror's lead about Palermo's Danish central defender Simon Kjaer joining in an 11 million deal is more likely, but his wage demands appear to be a stumbling block.
   Former Spurs striker Lee Barnard has signed for Southampton from Southend United for an undisclosed fee.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... New West Ham United owner David Sullivan is chasing a striker who he is offering 100,000 a week and plays his football on Mount Everest.  He said he could not name the player, but he has played football at the highest level.

Thursday  21.01.2010
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   The Daily Mail claim that Tottenham are in pole position to sign Dutch forward Ruud van Nistelrooy, as the Real Madrid striker turned down a big money offer from West Ham United.


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Wednesday  20.01.2010
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   Tottenham lost 0-2 to Liverpool at Anfield tonight.   For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
   The Guardian reckon that Spurs might raid Portsmouth (nothing new there) for their central defender Younes Kaboul to cover for the recurring injuries to Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate.
   The Daily Mirror run stories form pervious days about Harry Redknapp's interest in Ruud van Nistelrooy if he can sell Roman Pavlyuchenko and that Alan Hutton might move to West Ham United, with Bordeaux defender Mathieu Chalme being his replacement.
   The Daily Mail reckon Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal might be interested in Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who looks like coming to England after not getting a regular starting place in the AC Milan line-up.
   The agent of Juventus defender Giorgio Chellini has told the Press that he has been talking to the Spurs management about a move to Tottenham, but added that he was unlikely to move in the January transfer window.
   Harry Redknapp has also said to the Press that there are a couple of English clubs showing interest in buying Roman Pavlychenko.


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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Sol Campbell is suing Portsmouth for 1.7 million he claims he is owed for image rights and bonus payments while he was with the club.  Nice guy.

Tuesday  19.01.2010
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   The Daily Telegraph reports that Harry Redknapp is negotiating with Real Madrid for the free transfer of Ruud van Nistelrooy.
   In the Daily Mirror, they say that a bid for Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has been knocked back.  However, The Times think that United will be willing to sell the England goalie for 4 million, although to Spurs it might be a bit more, as they feel they were stung in the deal to take Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford.
   The Guardian claim that Zenit St. Petersburg have withdrawn their interest in striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, as they wanted a six month loan period before deciding whether to sign the Russian international on a permanent basis.
   Bordeaux 29 year old right back Mathieu Chalme has been watched by Spurs according to The Telegraph, who think Alan Hutton will be moved on, saying he would fetch 4 million and has been offered to Hull City and West Ham United.
   The Daily Mail claims Spurs are keen to sign Crystal Palace's 19 year old winger Victor Moses, but that Manchester City are favourites to sign him up.
   Young defender Sam Cox has joined Torquay United on loan until the end of the season.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ledley King will have a late fitness test before the game, while Tom Huddlestone looks like missing out with a knee injury.  Carlo Cudicini (wrists and hip), Alan Hutton (groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip), Aaron Lennon (groin) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are all sidelined by their respective injuries.  Peter Crouch could come into the attack for Robbie Keane.
   LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : -  Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun all picked up injuries in their FA Cup replay against Reading last week and will not play.  Ryan Babel could return after falling out with manager Rafa Benitez, while Alberto Aquilani looks likely to start, with new signing Maxi Rodriguez also looking for a debut in the team.
   For a preview of the match at Anfield, click here.
   Former Spurs midfielder Mark Yeates has left Middlesbrough to join Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.


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Monday  18.01.2010
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   Harry Redknapp is keen to snap up goalkeeper David James on the cheap from cash-strapped Portsmouth on loan for the rest of the season with Tottenham paying his wages in full, but may baulk at the transfer fee the South Coast bottom-placed club are asking.
   The Spurs boss has denied that he has had a bid for another goalkeeper - Ben Foster of Manchester United - rejected, as he didn't make an offer in the first place.  The piece on Football 365 also says Spurs have been linked with Coventry City keeper Kieran Westwood.
   Spurs were represented to watch Racing Santander midfielder Sergio Canares score twice in their win over Real Valladolid at the weekend.  The 18 year old was also being watched by Everton, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Internazionale, Bayern Munich and Monaco, Sky Sports website reports.


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Sunday  17.01.2010
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   The Sunday Mirror claims that Manchester City will pip Manchester United and Tottenham to the summer signing of Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, as they are able to meet his 150,000 a week wage demands more easily.
   If Portsmouth can get their transfer ban lifted, they intend to sign Giovani dos Santos on loan until the end of the season, according to the News of the World.  Galatasaray are also said to be interested in signing the Mexican midfielder.
   The People report that if Everton striker Louis Saha lowers his 60,000 a week wage demand, then Fulham and Tottenham could be interested in signing him up.
   Former Portsmouth and QPR manager Paul Hart is being tipped to take on the role of Head of Youth football at Spurs according to the News of the World.
   Defender Kyle Naughton is wanted by Hull City on loan according to the Sunday People
   The Sunday Mirror have Spartak Moscow and Galatasaray ready to pay 14 million for forward Roman Pavyluchenko.
   The father and agent of Simon Kjaer, the Palermo defender, has said that he has not heard of any interest from Tottenham for his son.  However, some reports claim that the deal will be on when Spurs receive the money for Pavlyuchenko's move away from White Hart Lane.
   A booklet of early FA Cup winning teams might interest Spurs fans with a section on the Tottenham side that won the 1901 trophy.  Click here for details.


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Saturday  16.01.2010
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   Tottenham drew 0-0 with Hull City at White Hart Lane today.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
   The Times claim that Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson has been offered to Birmingham City, Tottenham and Fulham.
   The Daily Mail reckon that Tottenham might make the biggest move in the transfer window so far with a 11 million deal for Palermo's 20 year old Danish central defender Simon Kjaer ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City, amid fears over the prolonged injuries to Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Portsmouth's home game with Birmingham City was postponed today because the pitch was waterlogged.  I knew that they might be going under, but this is a bit much.

Friday  15.01.2010
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  With Carlo Cudicini (hip and wrist), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (groin), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Aaron Lennon (ankle) already out, Alan Hutton (groin) and Ledley King (knee) join them on the sidelines.
   HULL CITY TEAM NEWS : -   Daniel Cousin and Seyi Olofinjana are away at the African Cup of Nations, while Jimmy Bullard's knee injury rules him out of contention for a place in the squad.  They are joined by long term knee injury victim Ian Ashbee and striker Jozy Altidore, who has been given compassionate leave to find relatives in earthquake hit Haiti.
   The BBC report that a Brazilian radio station is claiming that Tottenham's move for midfielder Sandro is off, as his club Internacional want him to take part in the Copa Libertadores, so he will not be allowed to leave in January.  Harry Redknapp said that Sandro is a possible signing, but did not know where Daniel Levy was with the deal.
   Canal + claim that Guti wants to leave Real Madrid and sees his future in Italy, although Bolton Wanderers and Spurs are said to be linked with a move for the 33 year old.
   The Daily Express reckon that Tottenham have investigated a cut price deal for Portsmouth defender Younes Kaboul, which would involve Spurs writing off the money that the cash-strapped South Coast club still owe.
   Former Spurs defender Sol Campbell has joined Arsenal.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Hart has left Queens Park Rangers as their manager after a falling out with on loan Spurs midfielder Adel Taarabt ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... West Ham United have been fined 115,000 for failing to control their crowd from entering the pitch in the League Cup tie with Millwall earlier this season ... ... 

Thursday  14.01.2010
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   Harry Redknapp has been charged with two counts of defrauding the public revenue by having cheques paid into a Monaco bank account by then Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, thus avoiding paying tax and National Insurance payments between 2002 and 2007 it is alleged.  Redknapp's solicitor said that he would plead not guilty to the charges.
   The Sun reports that Spurs have been offered the Legia Warsaw and Slovakian international goalkeeper Jan Mucha, who Stoke are looking at.
   Birmingham City are keen to spend some of their new owner's money on Spurs striker Roman Pavluyuchenko.
   For a preview of Saturday's game against Hull City, click here.
   Andros Townsend has joined MK Dons on loan until the end of the season.
   Former youth team midfield player Glenn Poole has joined AFC Wimbledon after leaving Grays Athletic in December.


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Wednesday  13.01.2010
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   The Daily Star claims that Harry Redknapp is watching Joe Cole's contract talks with Chelsea, which have allegedly hit stalemate.  An move for the midfielder, who would be a free agent in the summer, would mean smashing the wage structure at Spurs, as he would want a reported 130,000 a week.


   OTHER NEWS ... Brian Laws has been appointed as manager of Burnley ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... West Ham United have been found guilty of two charges following the pitch invasions during their home League Cup tie against Millwall earlier this season ... ... 

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Wednesday  13.01.2010
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   The Daily Star claims that Harry Redknapp is watching Joe Cole's contract talks with Chelsea, which have allegedly hit stalemate.  An move for the midfielder, who would be a free agent in the summer, would mean smashing the wage structure at Spurs, as he would want a reported 130,000 a week.


   OTHER NEWS ... Brian Laws has been appointed as manager of Burnley ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... West Ham United have been found guilty of two charges following the pitch invasions during their home League Cup tie against Millwall earlier this season ... ... 

Tuesday  12.01.2010
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   Tottenham game at Anfield against Liverpool which was postponed on Sunday will be played on the rescheduled date of Wednesday 20th January with an 8:00 p.m. kick off.  The game will be shown live on Sky Sports TV.
   Reserve striker Tomas Pekhart has left the club to join Czech side FK Jablonec 97 for an undisclosed fee.
   The Guardian report that Spurs have agreed terms with Internacional midfielder Sandro and that the 20 year old Brazilian will join the club in the next few days for a 6 million fee.  There is some question over the player's current ability to meet the criteria for a work permit, as he has played only one full international and might not be included in the Brazilian World Cup squad.
   The same paper reckons that striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is the subject of a 10.2 million bid from Zenit St. Petersburg.
   AC Milan and former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is said to be a target for Tottenham in the Daily Mail.
   A 5 million bid for Benfica striker Javier Saviola has been turned down by the Portuguese club according to the Daily Mirror.


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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Sol Campbell has played 45 minutes for Arsenal reserves with a view to re-signing for the club.  Arsene Wenger referred to him as "He is important in the dressing room as well. He's positive with the young players."

Monday  11.01.2010
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   The Daily Mail reports that Spurs and Arsenal are keen on Everton striker Louis Saha, with Liverpool also watching the situation.
   Manchester City's talent spotter Jeff Cassell is wanted by Tottenham now that his involvement  is being reduced at Eastlands, the Daily Mirror reports.
   Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy wants to take midfielder Jamie O'Hara on loan, should he not be allowed to prolong his loan spell at Portsmouth.
   Spurs Youth lost 0-1 to Portsmouth at White Hart Lane in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight.


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Sunday  10.01.2010
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   Goalkeepers are to the fore in links with Spurs today.  The News of the World claims that Spartak Moscow's 30 year old Croatian keeper Stipe Pletikosa has told friends he will be joining Spurs in the summer, while the Daily Mail reveals that Manchester United will put Ben Foster up for sale at 4 million, which will no doubt spark rumours of a move to White Hart Lane
   The Sunday People claim Spurs are looking to take Ruud van Nistelrooy on loan from Real Madrid.
   In the Daily Star Sunday, they report that Tottenham are still eyeing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso.


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Saturday  09.01.2010
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   The Sun claim that Tottenham are vying with Olympique Lyonnais for the 20 year old Dinamo Zagreb defender Dejan Lovren, who might cost 7 million.  Chelsea are also interested in the full back.


   OTHER NEWS ... Togo have withdrawn from the African Cup of Nations following three deaths in their group after being ambushed by terrorists yesterday ... ... 

Friday  08.01.2010
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   Sunday's game at Liverpool has been postponed because of safety fears for fans attending the game, as conditions around the ground are treacherous.
   Midfielder Jake Livermore has joined Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season.
   The Daily Mirror reports that Tottenham are interested in Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, along with Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United
   Harry Redknapp's pre-match press conference saw him reveal that he was interested in Patrick Vieira in the summer, but the midfielder got back into the Internazionale squad and the transfer then failed to take off and he also said that he hopes Robbie Keane is still at the club at the end of the transfer window, as he sees him as part of his squad.


   OTHER NEWS ... The driver of the Togo national team bus has been killed and a number of players wounded as the coach drove through Angola in preparation for the African Cup of Nations ... Owen Coyle has been appointed as manager of Bolton Wanderers ... Alan Irvine has been appointed as manager of Sheffield Wednesday ...


  MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester United are going to have to do without Nemanja Vidic, who is said to have a nerve injury.  Certainly Alex Ferguson thought Vidic had a nerve pulling out of the FA Cup tie in the kick about with a mystery injury.

Thursday  07.01.2010
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   Tottenham have been linked with a move for Aston Villa striker John Carew, with a swap deal on the cards featuring David Bentley or Robbie Keane, according to the Daily Star.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Fulham are set to offer midfielder Jamie O'Hara a loan deal if Portsmouth are banned from loaning or buying players, as seems likely.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... ... 

Wednesday  06.01.2010
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   The Times link Tottenham with a move for Sporting Lisbon's Portuguese midfielder Miguel Veloso.
   Spurs are linked with an interest in Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini, along with Manchester City and Chelsea


   OTHER NEWS ... Darren Ferguson has been appointed as the new manager of Preston North End ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal's home game with Bolton Wanderers was postponed after advice from the Meteorological Office said that no football should be played unless absolutely essential.

Tuesday  05.01.2010
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   Tottenham hope to beat Liverpool to the loan signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Maxi Rodriguez by offering them David Bentley on loan the Daily Mail claims.  The Argentinian winger looks set to leave Spain in the transfer window and Harry Redknapp would like to beef up his options in the wing department for the second half of the season.
   Aaron Lennon looks like missing out on the trip to Anfield when Spurs play Liverpool on Sunday, as his groin strain is likely to side-line him for another week at least.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... BBC headline "Ferguson to be named as Preston boss." After the disgraceful performance of Manchester United against Leeds United on Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson ... oh, no, it's Darren, not Alex.

Monday  04.01.2010
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   Tottenham's FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Leeds United on Saturday 26th January will now kick off at 5:15 p.m. to be televised live by ITV.
   Portsmouth's share of the next tranche of money from the Premier League's TV deal is to be paid directly to the clubs still owed money by the Fratton Park club.  Chelsea, Spurs and Watford will all get a share of the cash to settle outstanding transfer dealings with Pompey.
   The Daily Mirror claim that David Bentley is set for a loan move to Atletico Madrid, while the Sun think he will move to Sunderland, where manager Steve Bruce might tempt Spurs with the likes of Anton Ferdinand and Kenwyne Jones in part exchange.
   The Premier League have yet to allow Portsmouth to extend the loan of Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara to the end of the season if they are able to come to an agreement over the player's deal.
   Spurs have extended goalkeeper David Button's loan at Shrewsbury town by another month.
   Midfielder Jake Livermore has returned from his loan spell at Derby County, while he may be heading straight out to Peterborough United, as chairman Barry Fry is trying to secure a loan deal to take him to London Road.
   Midfielder Andros Townsend has returned from his loan spell at Leyton Orient.
   Defender Calum Butcher has returned from his loan spell at Barnet.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... Jermain Defoe has been fined for speeding when he was playing at Portsmouth in may 2008.  The Spurs striker was fined 400, had to pay 45 costs, a 15 victim surcharge and received a further four points on his licence to go with the six points, along with a six month ban, he got in July last year for other speeding offences ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jermain Defoe's four additional points on his licence would now put him just behind Portsmouth in the Premier League table if he was a football team.

Sunday  03.01.2010
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   Tottenham have been drawn at home against Leeds United in the FA Cup Fourth Round to be played on Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th January.  Leeds beat Manchester United today, otherwise, Spurs could have been paired with the Old Trafford side for the third year running in this competition.
   Spurs are being heavily linked with a move for Portsmouth goalkeeper David James, as the cash strapped club are putting all their players up for sale in the January transfer window to raise funds to keep them out of administration.
   Roy Keane would like to take Giovani dos Santos back to Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season.
   Newcastle United have allegedly failed to get Alan Hutton on loan until the end of the season according to the News of the World.
   The Sunday People claim Watford have told Spurs that they will need to make a very big offer to secure the services of England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... ... 

Saturday  02.01.2010
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   Tottenham beat Peterborough United 4-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon in the FA Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here and for reaction, click here.
   The January sales rumours step up with the Times saying that Spurs have a deal in place to sign Internacional's Brazilian midfielder Sandro, but he may not arrive until the summer.
   Harry Redknapp is said to be considering a move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards this month, with a fee of 12 million floated in the Daily Express.
   Spurs are also linked with a move for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, but Everton are also interested in the free agent and Arsene Wenger believes his club are favourites to sign the Moroccan international.
   Spurs and Sunderland are said to be keen on signing the Welsh goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams, as his club Stockport County look to sell to raise money to keep the club going.  Motherwell are also keen on the goalie.
   Meanwhile Portsmouth have said they are not looking to sell their goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who has been linked to a move to Tottenham.
   The Daily Mail reckon that Tottenham will bring midfielder Jamie O'Hara back from his loan spell at Portsmouth this month and then loan him out to another Premier League club.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... Portsmouth have taken out a loan to make sure their players get paid.  An employee was seen coming out of Northern Rock earlier today with a plastic bag filled with coin bags.

Friday  01.01.2010
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   The Daily Mail claims that Rafa Benitez is targeting Roman Pavlyuchenko as a January transfer window purchase.
   In the same paper they report that Sunderland are set to make a 4 million bid for defender Alan Hutton.
   But if the Guardian is to be believed, Harry Redknapp has told them that there is an extremely thin chance of him doing any business in the transfer window.
   Former Spurs striker Jamie Slabber has signed for Blue Square South title chasing Woking until the end of the season, leaving Blue Square Premier Grays Athletic.
   For a preview of tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Peterborough United, click here.


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