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West Ham Desperate To Capture Adebayor, QPR Waiting To Pounce

Sky Sources understand that West Ham are very keen to sign Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, but if the move doesn’t go through, QPR are hot on West Ham’s heels to sign the front man.

West Ham are working very hard on the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor from Spurs, but Daniel Levy is not prepared to loan out the striker to their London rivals, and is also concerned about the Hammers league position, and how close they are in the table to Spurs.

QPR are very keen on Adebayor too as they look to make a move very late in the day, and they will have to get a move on if they are to sign him by the deadline, and it is likely that they will apply for an extension until 1.00 in the morning.

However, it has been reported that Adebayor is not keen on a move to QPR, and is a lot more interested in a loan move to West Ham.

Tottenham Dealt Transfer Blow In Pursuit For Belgian

Tottenham’s hopes of signing Belgian midfielder Kevin Mirallas have been hugely dented after the club have stated that Mirallas is not for sale.

Journalist Kevin Palmer reports that he has been told by Everton that the Belgian will not be moving anywhere on this transfer deadline day.

Spurs have been chasing the midfielder for some time now in this window, and will now have to accept that they will not be signing Mirallas. Tottenham have already had a £3m bid rejected, and were set to make a new and improved bid earlier today.

Reports suggested that Spurs may have been stalling a move for Aaron Lennon to other clubs in order to see if they could include the England international in any potential deal for the Belgian midfielder.

And now that Spurs hopes of signing the Belgian have been hugely dented, this could finally open the door for Aaron Lennon to move elsewhere, with Stoke reportedly leading the chase for the winger.

FOUR Players That Could Leave Spurs On Deadline Day

Despite us all hearing that Tottenham would hold a massive winter sale over the course of the winter transfer window, we have only seen one player leave White Hart Lane this window, Kyle Naughton to Swansea.

However, on deadline day, we could see a few faces leave White Hart Lane, some for good, and some just on loan, all of these have been linked with moves away previously.

Fresh Spurs have listed the four players that we think could leave Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on deadline day.

FOUR Players That Could Sign For Spurs On Deadline Day

Tottenham have made no signings so far in this transfer window, but could this be set to change on transfer deadline day?

Spurs have been linked with many players this transfer window, but none of these have come to White Hart Lane to put pen to paper so far this window.

Out of all of the players that Spurs have been linked with over the course of January, and a small part of February, we at Fresh Spurs have whittled it down to just four players that could sign for Tottenham before the 23:00 deadline on Monday.

West Ham Defender To Make Spurs Switch In Summer

Various reports suggest that West Ham defender Winston Reid has agreed to join Tottenham in the summer, for nothing at all.

The Mirror claim that Reid has agreed a £60,000 a week contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and will hook up with his new team in the summer when his contract at West Ham expires.

However, the defender is not able to formally agree a deal, but Mirror Sport say that ‘sources close to the deal say it is done for the summer’.

It is now apparent as to why the New Zealand man has turned down many offers of a new contract from the Hammers, and has also snubbed offers from the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.

Reid has been the subject of much interest of a handful of Premier League, and has put in solid performances on a consistent basis this season.

Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches could be heading out of the exit door at White Hart Lane, and it seems Spurs have found their summer replacement for the defensive pair.

Spurs Will Make One Final Move For Everton Midfielder

The Daily Mail insist that a deal for Tottenham to sign Kevin Mirallas from Everton should not be ruled out as Daniel Levy could make one last winter move for the Belgian.

It has been reported that Spurs have had a £3m bid rejected by the Toffees, but Spurs are still interested in brining Mirallas to North London.

The Mail claim that Everton could be persuaded. They report that they are demanding at least £5m for the Belgian, and including Aaron Lennon could sway it for Tottenham.

It appears that Aaron Lennon will leave the club by the end of the winter transfer window, but the question is where exactly he will end up.

Steve Bruce’s Hull are leading the race for the England international, and a move looks to be close. However, many clubs are reportedly looking to hijack the deal, including QPR and Stoke.

However, Spurs may see if they can use Lennon in any potential deal for Mirallas, before they loan him out to any other clubs.

Townsend Starts! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Lineup To Face West Brom

Returning to Premier League action, Tottenham face a tough trip to West Brom as they look to pile the pressure on North London rivals Arsenal to win at home to Aston Villa on Sunday. Reaching the Capital One Cup final on Wednesday via another Christian Eriksen winner, spirits will be high in the Tottenham camp as they look to build on their last minute winner. Here is the team news and predicted line-up.

Team News:

Mauricio Pochettino reports that he has a fully fit squad to pick his starting eleven from, with the exception of Nabil Bentaleb, who is away on African Cup Of Nations duty.

Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1):

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris:

We have played three games since Lloris made his last appearance, in our 2-1 win against Sunderland. As it is not a cup game, I expect that the Frenchman will return to the starting eleven after a spell out of the side.

Defence: Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Federico Fazio, Danny Rose:

I think it is very fair to say that Ben Davies did not play to the very best of his ability in both of the legs against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final, giving Danny Rose the edge in the race for the left-back spot, so he should start. With a fully fit squad, Federico Fazio should return from illness, and partner Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the Spurs defence.

Midfield (Holding): Benjamin Stambouli, Ryan Mason:

Speculation continues that Eteinne Capoue will leave Tottenham, but still I think that these two are the right men for the job when we visit the Hawthorns. These two were both excellent on Wednesday, working tirelessly in midfield, and Ryan Mason got forward a lot, adding something a little bit different to the Spurs attack.

Midfield (Attacking): Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli:

Only Mauricio Pochettino knows if Nacer Chadli is ready to start after returning from compassionate leave, and if he is ready to start, then I think he should. Erik Lamela has started the last few games, and should be rested. After all, he has only just returned from injury! It goes without saying that Cristian Eriksen should start, he has won us many points this season, and sent us to Wembley too!

Striker: Harry Kane:

Harry has been in fantastic form recently, and I thought that he was quite unlucky not to score against Sheffield United, but he picked out a lovely pass to find Christian Eriksen. He is a must to start for us against West Brom.

Sevilla Join Race For Tottenham Midfielder

French outlet L’Equipe claim that Tottenham midfielder Eteinne Capoue could leave the club before Deadline Day on Monday, and join Sevilla.

Real Sociedad are also interested in the midfielder, who has not nailed down a regular first team spot since he was dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino in late October, following a run of bad form.

Capoue has hardly played since then, and despite playing a few games in 2015, the former Toulouse man could still leave White Hart Lane.

He has falling down the pecking order at Tottenham, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, who returns from African Cup Of Nations duty soon, and Mousa Dembele being handed starting places ahead of Capoue.

Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out players leaving before the end of the window. Before the start of the window, we heard many reports that many players would leave Spurs this January, since then, just one first team regular has been offloaded.

Vorm Starts! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Lineup To Face Sheffield United

Tottenham have a 1-0 lead to protect when they pay a visit to Sheffield United in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final. The job is by no means taken care of as far as Spurs are concerned, an Andros Townsend penalty is all that separates the two sides after the first ninety minutes.

A cup final at Wembley Stadium against Chelsea is the prize for the winner of this tie, who beat Liverpool over two legs. This would be Spurs’ first trip to Wembley under Mauricio Pochettino, and the club’s first since seven years ago when they triumphed in this competrition against Chelsea to win the Carling Cup in 2007.

Team News:

Nacer Chadli has returned from compassionate leave following the passing of his father, however, it is unlikely that he will appear here. Nabil Bentaleb is still away on international duty with Algeria.

Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1):

Goalkeeper: Michel Vorm:

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remains adamant that goalkeeper Michel Vorm will bounce back from his horror mistake that he made in the final minutes against Leicester in the FA Cup. To be fair to him, we could have lost that game 1-3, or perhaps 1-4 if he hadn’t made some key saves in the opening stages of the match.

Defence: Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose:

Ben Davies didn’t have the best of games last week in the first leg at White Hart Lane, and Danny Rose should start in the second leg. Eric Dier looked strong and solid in the first game, and looks a very good player in his first season at the club. Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen, along with Danny Rose, are first team regulars, and Mauricio Pochettino could name these three in his back four.

Midfield (Holding): Benjamin Stambouli, Mousa Dembele:

Pochettino will be keen to get that away goal and pull away from Sheffield United early on in the piece. This means that the Argentine will be tempted to field a very string team in order to do this, despite facing a trip to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday. Both have looked good this season, and look like they are the ones to beat to a starting place in this tie, although Ryan Mason will be knocking on the door. However, it is possible that he is being rested for the Premier League clash at the weekend.

Midfield (Attacking): Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Andros Townsend:

Away from the penalties, Townsend’s performances have been very good inn recent weeks, and could line-up in the left wing position due to the absence of Nacer Chadli. Christian Eriksen has also been pivotal to picking up points this season. Lamela also had a good game against Leicester on Saturday.

Striker: Harry Kane:

Personally, I think that Kane operates better on his own up front, I feel it gives him more freedom. Anyway, like Eriksen, he has been key to picking up points this season, and going along with the theme that Mauricio Pochettino will field a strong team, he should start.

Tottenham Prepare Bid For Premier League Striker

The Daily Mirror report that Tottenham could make a bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings before the January transfer window slams shut in early February.

It has been reported that in fear of losing out on Ings in the summer transfer window, Spurs are keen to make their move this month and are set to submit a bid of around £5m.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both interested in the striker, as both look to increase the number of homegrown players they have at the club, a category that Danny Ings falls into.

However, both these clubs could make their moves in the summer, and Spurs do not want to run the risk of their rivals signing their attacking target, as they look to get a headstart on their Premier League rivals.

Spurs are keen to bolster their attacking options and are looking for somebody to partner Harry Kane up top, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor not looking the part at the moment.

Despite interest, Burnley boss Sean Dyce remains confident that his prized asset will stay a Burnley player come the end of the transfer window.