White Hot Lines

July 2011

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

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

 

Sunday 31.07.2011
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   Former Spurs striker Bobby Zamora is a target for Harry Redknapp according to the People.  But Spurs will have to sell players before they can buy and the option of a swap for Peter Crouch may be a possibility to bring the 30 year old back to White Hart Lane.
   The People also report that forward Jermain Defoe might want to leave Spurs on loan if he is not playing in the first team.
   21 year old Olympique Lyonnais' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic is a 10 million target for Spurs it is reported in the Sunday Mirror.
   The Metro continue to suggest Luka Modric will join Chelsea, with the news that the Pensioners intend to make a 40 million bid for the Croatian midfielder.


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Saturday 30.07.2011
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   Spurs beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 in a friendly to open their new Amex Stadium this afternoon. The Tottenham goals came from Younes Kaboul, Vedran Corluka and Jake Livermore.
   Tottenham are linked with a 21 million move for Valencia and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, with the offer an attempt to jump ahead of Arsenal in the chase for the 23 year old, according to the Guardian.
   The TalkSport website claims Spurs and Liverpool are both interested in Brazilian and Sao Paolo midfielder Lucas.  The 18 year old player who bears the same shortened name as the current Liverpool player and has four Brazilian caps says he is not in a hurry to come to Europe.
   On the same website, TalkSport claim that Spurs transfer target 20 year old French midfielder Eliaquim Mangala may be on his way to Valencia for 5 million.


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Friday 29.07.2011
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   A Spurs XI beat Leyton Orient 4-1 at Brisbane Road tonight.  Goals from Peter Crouch 2, Niko Kranjcar and an own goal from Scott Cuthbert settled the friendly in Tottenham's favour.
   North Korea's Under-20 team held England 0-0 in Medellin in the Under-20 World Cup tonight.  Adam Smith played the full match, while Dean Parrett came on as a 74th minute substitute.
   The Sun claims that QPR want Robbie Keane on loan for next season, as they can't afford to buy him.
   Former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann has been appointed as head coach of the US national team.


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Thursday 28.07.2011
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   Chelsea are said to be ready to make a final 30 million bid for Luka Modric, according to the Daily Star.
   The Daily Mail has Spurs down as making a 15 million offer for Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba.
   Nikola Zigic's agent has mentioned Manchester City and Spurs in a statement about his client leaving Birmingham City in a Sky Sports News website piece, but only if those clubs shed their tall strikers already in place and any interest in the player had been historic rather than current.
   Spurs are said to be offering a choice of Robbie Keane, Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley to AS Roma to tempt them to part with striker Mirko Vucinic, the Daily Mail claims.
   The same newspaper also reports that Tottenham are monitoring 19 year old Sao Paolo midfielder Casemiro.
   Reserve keeper Ben Alnwick has gone on trial at Middlesbrough.
   Ryan Mason has signed a new contract at Tottenham until July 2013 and has gone on a season long loan, returning to Doncaster Rovers.
   Defender Nathan Byrne has joined Bournemouth on loan for the coming season.


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Wednesday 27.07.2011
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   The Sun reckon Newcastle United have targeted Jermain Defoe should they fail to sign Paris St. Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc.
   Barcelona's Dutch attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is said to be close to a deal to join Spurs according to the Daily Mirror.


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Tuesday 26.07.2011
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   A Spurs XI beat MK Dons 5-3 at Stadiummk tonight.  The Spurs goals came from Roman Pavyluchenko 2, Niko Kranjcar and two from Harry Kane.
   Newcastle United's reported approach for Peter Crouch has prompted Tottenham to put a 9 million price on his head according to the Sun, but the Metro has Stoke City down as a club interested in buying Crouch.


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Monday 25.07.2011
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   Bongani Khumalo has joined Reading on a season long loan, with Tottenham having the option to recall the South African defender in January should they need to.


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Sunday 24.07.2011
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   The Sunday People carries a story about QPR wanting to take Peter Crouch on a season long loan, as they cannot afford to buy him, but they would have to pay a significant chunk of his 70,000 a week wages.
   In the same paper they reveal that Tottenham might be ready to make a move for the free transfer of Diego Forlan from Atletico Madrid, as the Uruguayan striker has fallen out with the club's hierarchy and they may be willing to let him leave after a less than impressive season.  Tottenham are trying to negotiate down his 170,000 a week wages to something like 90,000 a week and the forward seems to be interested in the move to London.
   Bristol City and Reading are both said to be interested in taking Bongani Khumalo on loan according to the People.
   The Daily Star reports that Chelsea are ready to offer 27 million plus striker Daniel Sturridge in exchange for Luka Modric.
   Spurs have allegedly made an enquiry for Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay on a two year deal with the Spanish club having a buy-back clause at the end of that time.
   Brad Friedel and Robbie Keane have been selected to play in an All-Stars team against the New York Cosmos for Paul Scholes testimonial on Friday August 5th at Old Trafford.


   OTHER NEWS ... Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America tonight ... 

Saturday 23.07.2011
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   Tottenham Hotspur beat Orlando Pirates 3-0 to take the Vodacom Challenge Trophy this afternoon.  Goals from Rafael van der Vaart (2) and Jermain Defoe sealed the win for Spurs.
   TalkSport claim that Spurs want 17.5 million rated AS Roma striker Mirko Vucinic, but they are only willing to offer 13 million for the Montenegrin forward.
   A Tottenham XI lost 2-3 at Barnet in Lee Harrison's testimonial match this afternoon.  The Bees went 0-3 ahead in the first half, but Spurs hit back with a Harry Kane penalty and a goal from Jon Obika, but could not force an equaliser.


   OTHER NEWS ... Mohamed Bin Hammam has been banned for life from involvement in football by FIFA as he was found guilty of paying bribes to win votes in the FIFA Presidential election earlier this year ... 

Friday 22.07.2011
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   Little Spurs news today apart from former Spurs midfielder Adel Taarabt has had an offer of 8.3 million for him submitted to QPR by Paris St. Germain.  Rangers want mope and Spurs are in for a windfall of between 35-40% of the deal should the Moroccan be sold.
   Sunderland visited Spurs Lodge to play a Spurs XI and lost 3-0 with the goals coming from Alex Pritchard (2 - one penalty) and Kevin Stewart.


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Thursday 21.07.2011
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   Defender Kyle Naughton is to join Norwich City on a season long loan.
   Spurs will face Orlando Pirates in the final of the Vodacom Challenge on Saturday after the South African champions overcame Kaizer Chiefs 1-0.
   Former Spurs defender Ian Hendon has left this post as assistant manager at Gillingham to take over the role as a development team coach at relegated West Ham United.


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Wednesday 20.07.2011
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   Spurs and Aston Villa are going head to head in the race to sign Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Miralem Pjanic as Lazio watch the situation as well, according to TalkSport's website.
   Stoke City are interested in buying Peter Crouch for 10 million we are told in the Daily Mail.
   Harry Redknapp told the media that he would like Emmanuel Adebayor at Spurs on loan if possible, but that Manchester City may not be willing to let the striker leave for a rival in the top echelons of the table.
   Aston Villa are considering a move for Kyle Naughton according to the Daily Mail.
   Sandro has said on Twitter that he will return from his knee surgery in one month, not the three months quoted by the club earlier this month.


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Tuesday 19.07.2011
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   Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 with Orlando Pirates at the Mbombwe stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa.  Rafael van der Vaart scored Tottenham's goal.
   A Tottenham XI drew 2-2 with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Algarve, Portugal tonight.  Coming back from 0-2 down, Andros Townsend and Souleymane Coulibaly, 19 minutes into his debut as a sub, earned Spurs a draw.
   Spurs announced today that they have sold Paul-Jose M'Poku to his former club Standard Liege.
   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs are looking to set up a one year loan deal with Manchester City for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, with his club paying 100,000 a week towards his 175,000 a week wages.  Tottenham would have an option to buy the Togolese forward at the end of the agreement.


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Monday 18.07.2011
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   Tottenham have signed AC Siena's 16 year old Ivory Coast striker Souleymane Coulibaly.  The striker equalled the Under-17 World Cup finals goal-scoring record with eight goals in just four games for his country.
   Prime Minister David Cameron visited SuperSport United Tottenham Hotspur Academy in Groenkloof, Pretoria, where Michael Dawson and Bongani Khumalo were helping with training.


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Sunday 17.07.2011
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   The People claims that Spurs have allowed QPR to have talks with Peter Crouch over a move to Loftus Road.  A deal of about 6 million could seal a repeat of the move that saw the tall striker leave Spurs for Rangers earlier in his career.
   The paper also reports that Getafe are heading the queue of clubs willing to sign Giovani dos Santos and Spurs are hoping that with Udinese and Valencia both interested, the asking price could go up to 12 million.
   The report says that the sales are intended to raise cash for the purchase of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City, with Spurs willing to go up to 10 million.
   Scott Parker is said to be close to a move to Spurs on a one year loan deal according to the Metro, however, Harry Redknapp has said in the Sunday Mirror that he doubts a deal will be done, because a deal would come to about 30 million to sign him outright, taking into consideration the wages, etc.


   OTHER NEWS ... Japan beat USA in the Women's World Cup final in Germany tonight.  The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and then 2-2 after extra time, with the Japan side winning the penalty shoot-out 3-1 ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... The net involved in the Hacking scandal sweeping the country has been cast across football and Ron Harris, Norman Hunter and Vinnie Jones are all believed to be part of the case.

Saturday 16.07.2011
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   Tottenham Hotspur's first pre-season friendly in the Vodacom tournament in Polokwane ended in a last minute 1-0 win for Kaizer Chiefs.
   Spurs are set to receive a 30 million offer for Luka Modric from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.  It reports that the club are saying they have not received a transfer request from Modric, although "Sky Sports sources" believe he has.
   Having received 20 million for Stewart Downing, Aston Villa are set to splash out on a number of players, one of whom might be Alan Hutton, the Mirror reveals.
   The Mirror also reports that the deal to sign 20 year old Jaguares striker Antonio Pedroza Whitham has collapsed after the player flew in to London for talks.  It appears that a dispute over the fee for the player had lead to Tottenham withdrawing from discussions over a transfer for the forward.
   Robbie Keane has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the country's friendly against Croatia on 10th August in Dublin.


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Friday 15.07.2011
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   Luke Modric (ankle) and Steven Pienaar will both miss out for tomorrow's match against the Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane.
   Sandro today underwent knee surgery on his cartilage and will be out of action for three months.
   TalkSport's website claims Spurs are the latest club to show an interest in buying Xherdan Shaqiri from FC Basel, who would cost about 5 million.
   The website also claims that Tottenham and Sevilla are at odds over how much Giovani dos Santos is worth, while Udinese and Valencia are both interested in the Mexican forward.
   In the Daily Mirror, they think Spurs might run out of time in their attempt to sign 16 year old AC Siena's Souleymane Coulibaly, as the Ivory Coast striker's father is in the process of applying for an Italian passport, which would ease his transfer.  Without that, he might not pass the criteria to gain a work permit.
   Tottenham's games in the Vodafone Challenge tournament will be screened live on ESPN.
The games will be shown as follows : -
Saturday 16th July 14:00 - Kaizer Chiefs
Tuesday 19th July 19:15 - Orlando Pirates
Saturday 23rd July 14:00 - Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs
   A Spurs XI beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 in a friendly in the Algrave, Portugal tonight with two goals from Harry Kane and one from Kudos Oyenuga.
   Former Spurs midfielder Rohan Ricketts is having a trial with Southend United.
   The Spurs Legends are playing a charity match at Ebbsfleet United FC, Stonebridge Road, Northfleet DA 11 9GN on Sunday 17th July with a 14.00 kick off in aid of the Development of Pancreatic Cancer Research. 
The charity are hoping to raise 20,000 to help buy Barts and The London John Vane Science Centre a much needed new machine to look at patients tests results which can have results within the hour as opposed to the old laser machine which keeps breaking and takes two weeks to get results.
Gates open at 12 Noon and there will be plenty of time for fun and games before the Tottenham Legends Team take on the DPCR Charity Team.
Tickets are 5 per Adults including Programme, Kids 3+ years 1 and Kids under 3 are FREE.


   OTHER NEWS ... The Premier League have dropped their rule about fielding weakened sides and as long as players field an eleven from their 25 man squad, then there will be no sanction against them ... 

Thursday 14.07.2011
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   A number of media sources today claim that Luka Modric has submitted a transfer request to the club.
   The Metro are claiming that West Ham United are offering Scott Parker to Chelsea and Spurs on loan for next season, rather than selling him, but want 3 million -4 million for the year long deal.
   Harry Redknapp has not travelled to South Africa for the pre-season tour, as his court case on tax evasion charges starts on July 18th.


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Wednesday 13.07.2011
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   Michael Dawson has issued a statement to distance himself from stories which appeared in the papers yesterday saying he was in dispute with the club.  The Spurs captain denied this and said he was happy at Spurs.
   Tottenham are alleged to have made a 12.3 million bid for Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero, widely seen as a move to bring in a replacement for Luka Modric, should he leave, according to the Daily Mail.  The article also suggests that Spurs and Real Madrid are some way apart in their valuations for midfielder Lassana Diarra and that Madrid. who want 17.5 million, may have to accept the 14 million Spurs are offering or come to some agreement over a double deal for the former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder and Granero.
   Sandro is returning from the Copa America, where he has suffered a tear to the meniscus in his knee and he will require surgery that will rule him out of the start of the season.
   William Gallas will not travel to South Africa, as he is suffering with a cal muscle injury.
   Former Spurs striker Mark Yeates has joined Watford from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.


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Tuesday 12.07.2011
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   Tottenham confirmed the signing of former Barcelona youngster Cristian Ceballos, an 18 year old forward, who had a trial at Spurs at the back end of last season and also trialled at Chelsea.  The player was an internet phenomena when he ball juggled with Ronaldinho on You Tube, but his failure to progress led to the Spanish club cancelling his contract.
   Ledley King has undergone knee surgery and will be resting for ten days and will then train in the lead up to the start of the season.
   Daniel Levy is expected to rebuff an improved offer of 27 million for Luka Modric, should Chelsea try to steal away the Croatian midfielder from Spurs.
   Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claims Blackburn Rovers are keen to buy Jermain Defoe and may be willing to take him as part of a deal that would see giant centre half Christopher Samba join Tottenham.
   The same report reckons they are not so keen on Robbie Keane, as his age and wages may be a problem for the club, but Spurs might drop his asking price from 5.5 million to 4 million to see a quick sale of the Republic of Ireland striker.
   TalkSport claim that Spurs may be trying to bring in Lokomotiv Moscow pair Bosnian forward Senijad Ibricic and Russian Under-21 midfielder Alan Gatagov - with the club sending scouts to a tournament in Bournemouth this weekend to have them watched.
   The same website reckons Valencia have told Spurs and Arsenal that their midfielder Juan Mata is not for sale.
   The Sun claims Spurs and Hoffenheim are watching Arsenal target, the young Mexican Chivas Guadalajara striker Carlos Fierro, who scored four goals in the Under-17 World Cup tournament.
   Tottenham have been urged to drop their claim against the decision to award the Olympic Stadium, at Stratford to West Ham United by Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, who feels it is scuppering the award of the World Athletics Championships to London in 2017 and to do it for the good of London.


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Monday 11.07.2011
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   Live games to be televised in the first few months of the season have been announced.

Those on Sky Sports TV are ...
Manchester United (away)  -  original date Saturday 20th August - now Monday 22nd August - kick off 20:00
Liverpool (home) - original date Saturday 17th September - now Sunday 18th September - kick off 20:00.
Arsenal (home) - original date Saturday 1st October - now Sunday 2nd October - kick off 16:00.
Newcastle United (away)  -  original date Saturday 15th October - now Sunday 16th October - kick off 16:00
QPR (home) - original date Saturday 29th October - now Sunday 30th October - kick off 16:00.
Fulham (away)  -  original date Saturday 5th November - now Sunday 6th November - kick off 16:00
Aston Villa (home) - original date Saturday 20th November - now Sunday 21st November - kick off 20:00.

ESPN will screen the following Spurs matches ...
Manchester City (home) - original date Saturday 27th August - now Sunday 28th August - kick off 13:30
   The Daily Mail claims Luka Modric will put in a transfer request to try and push through a move to Chelsea, after his criticism of Daniel Levy yesterday.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham have moved ahead Arsenal for the signing of the Blackburn Rovers central defender Christopher Samba for 12 million, which Arsene Wenger regards as too much.  However, it is believe that the Congo international will demand 60,000 a week if he joins.
   Aston Villa and Spurs are the two main contenders for the relegated West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker.  It is expected that a deal will be done this week, it is reported in the Daily Mail.
   The paper also reckons Villa are in talks with Tottenham about the transfer of Alan Hutton to Villa Park.
   In the Sun, they claim Charlton Athletic have offered 200,000 for full back Adam Smith.
   Former Spurs midfielder Michael Brown signed a one year deal with Leeds United today after leaving Portsmouth as a free agent.
   Stoke City have signed Jonathan Woodgate on a pay as you play deal after his release from Spurs.


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Sunday 10.07.2011
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   Luka Modric is alleged to have told a Croatian newspaper that Daniel Levy has lied about what was really said at his meeting with the midfielder, with the chairman supposedly breaking a "gentleman's agreement" to let him go should a big club come in for him with a bid that would make a move mutually beneficial for both parties.  Modric also reckoned that Levy said that if he did not accept the situation, he would put Modric on the bench or in the stands to let him rot.
   The Sunday Mirror claims that Tottenham will offer Luka Modric 80,000 a week to stay with the club.
   The Metro claims Spurs will offer Jermain Defoe plus 5 million to secure the signing of Sunderland's Ghanaian international striker Asamoah Gyan.
   The paper also reckons Spurs and Manchester United will be alerted by the fact that Lassana Diarra has been left out of Real Madrid's pre-season tour to the USA.
   Spurs are allegedly looking at the Bosnian Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Miralem Pjanic as a potential replacement for Luka Modric, should he leave White Hart Lane.  It is reported in the Sunday People that Tottenham have asked for first refusal on the 9 million rated creator.
   19 year old Genk and Belgium keeper Thiabault Courtois looks like he might join Tottenham ahead of Chelsea according to the Daily Star Sunday.


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Saturday 09.07.2011
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   AC Siena's Souleymane Coulibaly is set to sign for Tottenham for 2 million according to the Mirror.  The youngster scored a hat-trick against Brazil in the current under-17 World Cup and all four against Australia, as he hit a new tournament record of nine goals.  The 16 year old Ivory Coast striker has been tagged 'the new Didier Drogba', with Daniel Levy brokering a deal to beat Real Madrid to his signature and offering him a squad number to clinch the deal.
   Spurs are looking to sell Niko Kranjcar to Fiorentina to raise some of the 20 million to buy Pablo Osvaldo from Espanyol according to the Metro.
   The paper also claims Spurs are looking at Cardiff City and former Gooner striker Jay Bothroyd.


   OTHER NEWS ... England Ladies got knocked out of the Womens World Cup tonight at the quarter-final stage 3-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with France after extra time ... 

Friday 08.07.2011
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   The Metro carries two Spurs stories today with Aston Villa ready to offer 5 million for Alan Hutton and the Midlands club also creeping ahead of Tottenham in the race for relegated West Ham United's captain Scott Parker, as they have money to spend and Spurs have to sell players to raise cash.
   The Star reckons Spurs are chasing the "new Luka Modric", who is Ante Vukusic of Hadjuk Split.
   Spurs are being asked to pay 20 million for Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo according to the Sun.
   Also in the Sun report that Niko Kranjcar is waiting on a bid from Fiorentina to see if they can meet Tottenham's 12 million asking price.


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Thursday 07.07.2011
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Spurs may be able to buy Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra for less than the original 18 million quoted. 
   Spurs are reported in the Daily Mail as being determined to beat Arsenal to the signing of 21 million rated Valencia and Spain winger Juan Mata.
   The report also claims Tottenham have offered defender Alan Hutton to Aston Villa.
   Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, defender Adam Smith and striker Jon Obika have all extended their contracts with Tottenham.
   The club announced that they have offered professional contracts to Callum Tapping, Kudos Oyenuga, Cameron Lancaster, Alex Pritchard, Ryan Fredericks, Jesse Waller-Lassen and Jordan Archer.
   Goalkeeper Jonathan Miles and striker Paul McBride have been handed third year scholarships.
   Zaine Angol-Francis and Olumide Durojaiye have been released at the end of their scholarships.


   OTHER NEWS ... During renovation work at the FC Twente stadium in Enschede, the roof collapsed, killing one and injuring fourteen.  MEHSTG's thoughts are with the bereaved family and friends ... 

Wednesday 06.07.2011
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   Luka Modric has met with Daniel Levy and the Spurs chairman reiterated his stance in announcing that the Croatian midfielder will not be moving away from White Hart Lane.
   Napoli are keen on Wilson Palacios for 11 million, but have some concerns about the knee injury he suffered last season, the Daily Mirror reports.
   In the same paper, Roman Pavlyuchenko has blasted rumours of him moving to Uzbekistan club Anzhi Makhachkala as "total rubbish".
   Niko Kranjcar is complaining in the Daily Mirror that the 12 million being asked for him is preventing him moving away from White Hart Lane.


   OTHER NEWS ... Rushden & Diamonds today went into administration and do not have the funds to continue trading ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... What Daniel Levy did not reveal when he said that Luka Modric would be going nowhere, is that he had the little midfield magician chained to the radiator in his office.

Tuesday 05.07.2011
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   Sky Sports claim that Luka Modric and his representatives will seek an urgent meeting with Daniel Levy when the Croatian midfielder returns to the club after his summer holiday and he will demand a move to Chelsea.
   The Olympic Park Legacy Company have said they will carry out an independent review of the decision process to give the stadium to West Ham United.  But I can tell you what the outcome will be now !!  The only thing that appears transparent about the process is the skin of the stadium's walls.  Boris Johnson has already said West Ham should get on with it and the Mayor of Newham is trying to rush things through too ... "the sooner we get on with it the better for the country."  What is it they say about Patriotism ?
   Former Spurs reserve defender Charlie Lee has joined Gillingham from Peterborough United.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Nice to see the referees in the Copa America are marking out the ten yards for free-kicks with cans of spray cream.

Monday 04.07.2011
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   The majority of the Spurs squad returned to training today at Spurs Lodge.
   Danny Rose has signed a contract extension that will run until July 2015 and Kyle Walker has also extended his current deal, taking him through to July 2016.
   Rumours of Paris St. Germain's interest in defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto have been refuted by the player, who said he was not unhappy at Spurs.
   The Daily Mail claim that Spurs are set to nip in ahead of Liverpool and AS Roma to sign 14 million rated Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic, who looks set to leave the Nou Camp this summer.
   But in the Times, they claim that Tottenham are confident of signing Internacional's Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao and that the club have also had talks with AS Roma about their forward Mirko Vucinic.
   Harry Redknapp was on Sky Sports News tonight and hinted that Jake Livermore and Bongani Khumalo will be going on loan to Glasgow Rangers.
   Football 365 claim that Tottenham are chasing the signature of Eliaquim Mangala of Standard Liege, but the 4 million rated French Under-21 defender is also being courted by Arsenal, Lille and Paris St. Germain.
   The Olympic Stadium row rumbles on with West Ham United taking their legal action on the evidence of the Sunday Times article claiming Spurs used private investigators to find details of the bank account of the person implicate din not declaring she worked for the Olympic Park Legacy Company and West Ham United.  Much like the British Olympic team, this one will run and run.


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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Harry Redknapp's appearance on Sky Sports News saw him asked about Gael Clichy's move to Manchester City and the fact that he used to have his meals cooked for him by Kolo Toure's wife.  Quick as a flash, Harry said, "He better be careful what he's eating round there !"

Sunday 03.07.2011
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   West Ham United are to take legal action against Tottenham and the Sunday Times over allegation as about the fairness of the decision of who would occupy the Olympic Stadium.  This follows the allegations that a member of the Olympic Park Legacy Company was carrying out consultancy for the Championship club and that she was also in a relationship with an employee of the relegated club. 
   West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool and Spurs are apparently chasing  midfielder Jack Collison, according to the News of the World.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... West Ham United are pressing ahead with legal action against Spurs, as it is the only way they will be facing them in the next year.

Saturday 02.07.2011
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   The Independent reveals that Spurs will receive 40% of any fee received by Queens Park Rangers for midfielder Adel Taarabt, as it was a condition of the deal that took him to Loftus Road last summer.
   Sky Sports website claim that Bolton Wanderers have an interest in buying Robbie Keane and that Spurs may be willing to do business, especially if he is part of a deal to bring central defender Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane.
   Former Spurs winger Andy Reid has re-joined Nottingham Forest after being released by Blackpool at the end of last season.


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Friday 01.07.2011
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   The club today made an application to the Regional Growth Fund for money to provide infrastructure and enabling works for the Northumberland Park Development to go ahead.  The Fund can give funding for projects which will provide private sector jobs and with the ground sitting in one of the most deprived areas of the country it is hoped that the fact that Spurs wanting to grow as a private company in an area where unemployment is high will persuade the organisation to provide the money that will help with restoring historic buildings, improvements to stations, construct a combined heating and cooling plant and provide training and employment opportunities.
   Tottenham are interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Llorente, who would cost about 20 million, but Harry Redknapp has been told he must sell two of his strikers to do so, it is reported in the Daily Mirror.
   Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi's move to Barcelona may have fallen through according to a piece in the Daily Mail and this might revitalise Tottenham's interest in the 35 million rated forward.
   The Mail also says that Niko Kranjcar's agent has said that there is interest from Fiorentina and Dynamo Kiev, but Spurs are not making any move to sell the Croatian midfielder yet.
   The Sun claim that Leicester City want to sign central defender Jonathan Woodgate.
   Central defender Steven Caulker has been signed by Swansea City on a season long loan.
   The draw for the NextGen European youth league has put Tottenham in a group with Internazionale, FC Basel of Switzerland and PSV Eindhoven.  Teams will play each other home and away, with the finals for the top two teams in each of the four groups playing off in January, with the matches perhaps to be staged in Abu Dhabi.


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