Any potential pursuit of Joao Moutinho in January will be hampered by a falling out between the two clubs hierarchies over the events of deadline day. Spurs are thought to have agreed a £22 million figure with the Portuguese side before the fee was changed at the last minute from the Iberian side with an increased £2 million on top. Tottenham and Daniel Levy are now believed to be incredibly reluctant to go above the original £22 million fee agreed between the two clubs and will perhaps not get their man as a result; despite Andre Villas Boas’s intention to bring him to the club.
Jermaine Jenas may finally be leaving the club, at least on loan anyway. The injury prone former England international spent last season on the side-lines whilst on a loan deal at Aston Villa and now looks set to complete a similar deal with Leeds United. A move to Sunderland on deadline day broke down at the last minute due to a difference in personal demands and a move to Elland Road could see the former Newcastle star getting regular first team football however there is still interest from Nottingham Forest.
Long time Spurs target Giuseppe Rossi has not ruled out a potential move to White Hart Lane via his agent. The Vilarreal man is expected to leave the club after their relegation from La Liga last season and despite a serious consideration being given to a move back to Italy with Roma the New York born former Manchester United forward has expressed an inclination to play in the Premier League again. A stumbling block to any move would be the Italian internationals continued struggle with fitness as he looks set to miss almost the entirety of this season with a knee injury; following on from a similar problem last season.
Hugo Lloris is expected to pursue clear the air talks with Andre Villas Boas upon his return to London after representing France against Belarus. The French captain has not yet kicked a ball for Spurs but his position at the club has been compromised after AVB admitted Brad Friedel remains his automatic first choice between the sticks. Friedel himself has laid down the gauntlet for the former Lyon player by insisting he will fight for his number one jersey and relish the challenge of a newcomer.
And finally Spurs can be happy about the news that Jake Livermore has been called into the England setup as extra cover following injuries to several first team members, it follows on from a similar callup for the Italy friendly and Sur will be hoping he can play a part against the Ukraine on Tuesday
What are your thoughts about everything happening at Tottenham Hotspur on the 10th September 2012?
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