White Hot Lines  

JUNE 2020

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.


 

Tuesday 30.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are aiming to have early talks with Atalanta's 24 year old right back Timothy Castagne, who has said he would like to play in the Premier League.  The club also want to talk to another Serie A player - Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli - although the striker may be holding out for a move to Juventus.  Any deal to bring him to N17 may include a swap deal including Lucas Moura, while another swap is mooted in the media today, with Kyle Walker-Peters heading to St. Mary's while Spurs acquire Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - the Danish midfielder - from South Coast Big Club.  Two Crystal Palace players are linked with moves to Tottenham today.  Spurs are reported to be interested in signing Wilfried Zaha who wants to leave Selhurst Park this summer, but the player would prefer a move to Arsenal, while 20 year old left back Tyrick Mitchell may be seeking more first team football than he is getting at the Eagles, with Spurs said to be keen to bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. 

EX-SPURS : -  Former Spurs defender Sol Campbell has left his post as manager of Southend United by mutual consent after one win in fourteen matches which ended in The Shrimpers being relegated to League Two following the ending of the season due to Covid-19.


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Monday 29.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are among a long list of clubs interested in RB Salzburg's Hungarian 19 year old midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.  Tottenham are reported to have started talks with the agent of South Coast Big Club midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.   

UNDER-23s : - Maurizio Pochettino has signed a new contract with the club .


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Sunday 28.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reported today to be keen on signing Real Madrid striker Lucas Vazquez for around GBP16 million plus add-ons the Sunday Express claims.  23 year old Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson could be a GBP35 million replacement for Tanguy Ndombele, should he leave Spurs.   


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Saturday 27.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are surprisingly linked with a move for 31 year old Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, who is on loan at Internazionale from Manchester United.  The deal would be a season long loan, but as he has not had resounding success since coming to England, it might be an expensive move for a player who would not be a regular in the first team.   .   

UNDER-23s : -  Winger Maurizio Pochettino has been offered a new contract by the club and it is rumoured that Tottenham will listen to offers for young striker Kazaiah Sterling.

EX-SPURS : -  The sad news of former Spurs coach Theo Foley dying was announced on the club website.  Theo was coach under George Graham from 1998 to 2001.  MEHSTG send their condolences to his family and friends.


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Friday 26.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Jose Mourinho likes the look of Sevilla central defender Diego Carlos according to the Daily Telegraph, but the 27 year olds release clause is currently set at GBP65 million.


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Thursday 25.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   Lille right back Zeki Celik is the latest player from the French club to be linked with a move to Spurs with a GBP10.8 million price tag attached.  Yesterday's story about Tanguy Ndombele not wanting to play under Jose Mourinho again has sparked some interesting rumours.  Barcelona might be ready to swap defender Nelson Semedo and midfielder Philippe Coutinho for the Frenchman, while his compatriot Corentin Tolisso could be up for inclusion in a deal for the former Lyon man as Bayern Munich are keen on Ndombele.  Tottenham could revive their interest in SC Freiburg central defender Robin Koch, who could be available for less than 15 million Euros. 


OTHER NEWS ...  Liverpool won the Premier League title tonight by dint of Chelsea's win over Manchester City ...   ...   


MEHSTG's spin story ...  Once more Chelsea win the title, but not for themselves, but by handing it to the leaders by beating the challenging team chasing the top spot  ... 

Wednesday 24.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   The big news from the Daily Mail today is that Tanguy Ndombele has apparently said that he doesn't want to play for Jose Mourinho ever again, but the Spurs boss refuted the story.  This may have fed the rumour coming out of Italy that Tottenham are keen on signing 22 year old AS Roma defensive midfielder Amadou Diawara.  A fee of GBP27 million has said to have been offered by Spurs to Lille to sign 22 year old defender Gabriel Margahles. 


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Tuesday 23.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham beat West Ham United London 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tonight.  For a match report click here.

RUMOURS : -   Spurs and Manchester United are keen to sign our former midfielder Marcus Edwards according to the Portuguese press.  Juan Foyth is reported to be keen on a move to Internazionale, but there is no indication that they are keen on the Argentine defender.   

EX-SPURS : -  Middlesbrough have sacked their Head Coach, former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate and his assistant Robbie Keane will also leave the club.


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Monday 22.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham will have Dele Alli (one match suspension) and Lucas Moura (head injury) available after they both missed the match against Manchester United.  Japhet Tanganga (back), Juan Foyth (knee) and Troy Parrott (appendicitis) will miss the match.

CONTRACTS : -  Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm have extended their contracts with Tottenham to see them through to the end of the season.  Jack Clarke and Luke Amos have extended their loan contracts to stay at QPR until the end of their season.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are still interested in signing forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.   


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Sunday 21.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  The Sunday Mirror carries a story claiming that Heung-Min Son may be a deciding factor in Spurs making a move for his South Korea team-mate defender Kim Min-Jae in the summer, with a fee of GBP13.5 million being quoted to secure the Beijing Guoan player's services.  South Coast Big Club have allegedly received three offers for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, one of which is from Spurs with a cash plus player deal for the Danish midfielder.  Tottenham are believed to have made a late, late move for Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, who has agreed, in principle, to move to Napoli.  


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Saturday 20.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   Little turning on the rumour mill today, other than Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser apparently telling his team-mates that he hopes for a move to Everton rather than Spurs and Arsenal, who were keen on him when he leaves as a free agent.   


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Friday 19.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham drew 1-1 with Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tonight as the Premier League season restarted after the Coronavirus lockdown.  For a match report click here.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs might turn to Atalanta right back Timothy Castagne if they fail to secure the free transfer of Paris Saint Germain's Thomas Meunier, although it might cost them GBP14.4 million and the club are also rumoured to raid the Italian side for their goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, although previous rumours have been dismissed.   

EX-SPURS : -  Former Development player Grant Hall, central defender and captain of QPR has left the Loftus Road club on the expiry of his contract.


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Thursday 18.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Juan Foyth is reported to have licked up a meniscus injury in training and may need surgery according to Argentinean news sources.  Jose Mourinho confirmed that Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Moussa Sissoko will play for Tottenham in tomorrow's game against Manchester United.  Japhet Tanganga misses out with a stress fracture in his back and Giovani Lo Celso will have a late test to see if he is able to play any part in the match after missing out on treatment on an injury during lockdown. 
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FIXTURES : -   The next block of fixtures have been released with the following Spurs games scheduled -
Everton (Home)  Monday 6th July - kick off 20.00 (Sky Sports)
Bournemouth (Away)  Thursday 9th July - kick off 18.00  (Sky Sports/Sky Pick)
Arsenal (Home)  Sunday 12th July - kick off 16.30  (Sky Sports)

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are being linked with a move for 34 year old Diego Godin, the Internazionale central defender, but his wages may put the club off a transfer for the Uruguayan, while another report has Spurs in talks with the Serie A club regarding another of their players, this time 31 year old Ivan Perisic.  The agent of Metz striker Habib Diallo has said Tottenham made a move for him in the January transfer window and are keen to sign the Senegal international in the summer.  West Bromwich Albion right back Nathan Ferguson may be a target for Tottenham as his contract expires on 1st July and the 19 year old could cost just GBP4 million in development fees because of his age.


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Wednesday 17.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Jose Mourinho is reported to be willing to sell Danny Rose for as little as GBP5 million this summer, with Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters also players he would allow to leave.  .   

EX-SPURS : -  Former Development goalkeeper Luke McGee has been released by Portsmouth.


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Tuesday 16.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Conflicting stories about Paris Saint Germain defender Thomas Meunier, who is close to signing for Spurs in some reports, while other stories claim it is a 'dome' (sic) deal that he is going to Borussia Dortmund.  Spurs are also said to be keen on signing AC Milan striker Patrik Schick, who is on loan to RB Leipzig.  Internazionale are believed to be willing to drop the asking price for Ivan Perisic, with his agent supposedly having already contacted Spurs about a move for the 31 year old.   

AWARDS : -   The 100 player long-list for the UEFA Golden Boy trophy for the best young talent in Europe includes Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon.


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Monday 15.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   It is reported that Japhet Tanganga will miss the Manchester United game on Friday with a stress fracture in his back, although the article claims he will play again this season.

RUMOURS : -  A resurrected story puts Spurs and Manchester United in opposition to sign Watford's Ecuadorian left back Pervis Estupinan, who is on loan at Osasuna in Spain this season.  


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Sunday 14.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   The Sun hilariously claims that Spurs could launch a loan move for Juventus reject Aaron Ramsey, whose wages are GBP400,000 a week.  Tottenham are linked with a move for Pau Lopez, who was previously on loan from Espanyol, but is now at AS Roma, with Chelsea and West Ham United London also watching his situation.  Roma may be willing to let him leave for around GBP36 million.


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Saturday 13.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   It has been reported that Tottenham have offered a contract to Stoke City's 16 year old striker Mohamed Sankoh, with the Dutch youngster's youth contract expiring soon.  Juan Foyth is being tipped for a season long loan move to Leeds United, although other articles claim the Yorkshire club are not going to move for the Argentina defender.  Danny Rose has reportedly told Tottenham that he will not be sold against his wishes and is willing to sit out the last year of his contract.  Genk have told Spurs and other interested clubs that they will not sell Canadian striker Jonathan David for less than GBP22 million.  35 year old Brazilian central defender Thiago SIlva will be a free agent in the summer and his departure from Paris Saint Germain has been confirmed, so there is Premier League interest from Spurs, Arsenal and Everton.


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Friday 12.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham lost a friendly against Norwich City 1-2 today at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Erik Lamela put Tottenham ahead, but the Canaries came back to win in a game that was played out as a training exercise with many changes and stoppages, with tomorrow's reported friendly against Reading being cancelled.  This meant more players getting a run out today with a very young side finishing the match.
Danny Rose has been allowed to stay on loan at Newcastle United until the end of the season.

RUMOURS : -  22 year old Reims central defender Axel Disasi is a target for Tottenham, as well as Arsenal and South Coast Big Club, with a reported fee of GBP13 million on his head.


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Thursday 11.06.20
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BOARD APPOINTMENT : -  Jonathan Turner, a Spurs fan and a banking and technology expert, has been appointed to the club board as a Non-Executive Director.

FIRST TEAM : -  Rumours hint that Tottenham could be set to play Reading in a friendly on Saturday as they warm up for the Premier league re-start, with Jose Mouninho giving a different XI a run out to get match fit.

DISCIPLINARY : -  Dele Alli will miss the first game back after the break for the Coronavirus pandemic against Manchester United, after receiving a one match ban and a GBP50,000 fine for a Snapchat post in which he used an unacceptable racial stereotype related to Covid-19 as he waited to depart to Dubai on holiday.  He will also have to undergo an educational programme.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are among a number of clubs interested in signing 19 year old Serbian Dejan Zukic from Vojvodina this summer for a small fee, while Barcelona have contacted Spurs and some other clubs with an offer to buy former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho for just GBP44.5 million.  Meanwhile, it is reported that Tottenham are not willing to meet Flamengo's GBP44.5 million asking price for midfielder Gerson.  West Ham United London defender Jeremy Ngakia is believed to be a target for Spurs as he becomes a free agent on the expiry of the 19 year old's contract a the end of this season.   

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD : -   Midfielder Luke Amos has had his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers extended until the end of the season.


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MEHSTG's spin story ...   ... 

Wednesday 10.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   Spurs and Manchester United are both interested in Internazionale midfielder Ivan Perisic, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich.  Reports today claim that Tottenham are one of a number of clubs to contact Real Madrid about the availability of full back Achraf Hakimi, who is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund.  With new signings made at Chelsea for next season, Spurs could resurrect a bid for striker Olivier Giroud, who might coast around GBP7 million.  South Coast Big Club have stated that they will want a straight cash deal for their captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, seeming losing any interest in securing  a permanent deal for on loan Kyle Walker-Peters.


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Tuesday 09.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  The FA could hear Dele Alli's appeal against a charge of discrimination and bringing the game into disrepute for posting an offensive video on Snapchat mocking an Asian man in relation to Coronavirus.  If found guilty, he could miss the re-opening fixture against Manchester United on June 19th.

RUMOURS : -  South Coast Big Club have said they may have to sell Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer and Spurs are reported to be poised to submit their opening bid, with the St. Mary's club having set a fee of GBP35 million for the Danish midfielder.  Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City have made enquiries abut Real Madrid full back Achraf Hakimi, who has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund.


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Monday 08.06.20
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are being linked with Southend United's 18 year old striker Charlie Kelman with the Essex club in financial trouble, as well as an interest in 23 year old Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli, who is priced at more than 45 million.


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Sunday 07.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  Rumours in the East Anglian press claim that Spurs will play Norwich City in a friendly on Friday 12th June, but no venue has been quoted in the article.

RUMOURS : -   Tottenham are reported to have dropped their interest in AS Roma midfielder Nicola Zaniolo after the 20 year old was priced at GBP62 million, while all other stories about potential transfers involve old links with the likes of Arkadiusz Milik, Dean Henderson, Raul Jiminez, Ruben Neves, Kurt Zouma, Olivier Giroud, Morgan Sanson, Gerson, Max Aarons and Kalidou Koulibaly.


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Saturday 06.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   A report from France claims that Spurs have made Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves as their main transfer target at the opening of the next transfer window. 


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Friday 05.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham will pick up the season where they left off with a Friday night game at home on 19th June, kicking off at 20.15 (to be shown live on Sky Sports).  The same TV company will screen our home game against West Ham United London and an away match with Sheffield United. We are unable to feature the fixture list, but you can find them on the Spurs website.

RUMOURS : -   Jose Mourinho is believed to want to sign Chelsea central defender Kurt Zouma, while it is revealed in several sources that Wolverhampton Wanderers' Mexican striker Raul Jiminez could be available for a s little as GBP18 million.  Real Madrid are considering a move for Heung-Min Son.  Flamengo midfielder Gerson is at the centre of a number or reports today.  Some say Spurs have bid GBP16 million, while others say that the offer has been rejected and others reckon it is all fake news and that Tottenham have no interest in the 23 year old.  Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is said to be a GBP22 million target for Tottenham.    


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Thursday 04.06.20
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CORONAVIRUS : -   The club have taken out a GBP175 million loan from the Bank of England to cover losses due to the Coronovirus pandemic.

RUMOURS : -  It is reported that Michel Vorm will sign a short deal contract to see him through to the end of the season with the club.  Spurs are reported to have dropped their interest in signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on loan, as his GBP200,000+ a week wages would create a situation with other players at Tottenham.  Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan is said to be a priority signing for Spurs in the next transfer window.


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Wednesday 03.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -  One Spurs player has been confirmed as Covid-19 positive after the latest round of training ground testing.  They will have to self isolate for seven days.

RUMOURS : -   Most of the Spurs related rumours are re-hashes of recent day's speculation - Coutinho, Koulibaly, Vecino, Sanson, Fraser and that Jan Vertonghen will not be offered a new contract to stay beyond the end of his current deal, which expires this month.   


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Tuesday 02.06.20
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FIRST TEAM : -   The Premier League have given the go-ahead for clubs to play friendlies ahead of the restart of the season.  Clubs must not travel more than 90 minutes and players will have to drive themselves to the game, possibly in their match kit.

RUMOURS : -  25 year old Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is reported to favour a move to Tottenham over West Ham United London and Arsenal.  Spurs are reported to be challenging Liverpool and Manchester United for the signing of SSC Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who could cost GBP89 million.  Internazionale have contacted Tottenham offering the opportunity to sign 28 year old midfielder Matias Vecino with the Uruguayan expected to cost GBP18 million.


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Monday 01.06.20
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RUMOURS : -   Tottenham's rumoured interest in Rennes striker Mbaye Niang may be rebuffed by the player, who may favour a move to Marseille.  The agent of Atletico Madrid central defender Stefan Savic is reportedly in talks with Spurs about a move in the summer for around GBP13.5 million, but the agent of Willian has said there have been no talks with Spurs over a move for the winger who will be a free agent at the end of the season.


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