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All the latest news and views on Tottenham from the last 24 hours.

Yohan Cabaye has revealed how he spurned a potential move to White Hart Lane in the summer. He told French TV channel Canal+ that he was approached about a transfer to replace Luka Modric at Tottenham but preferred to stay at Newcastle.

Jermaine Jenas has had a slow introduction on loan at Nottingham Forest, he failed to make the squad at the weekend, but boss Sean O'Driscoll has stated it is because the player is not match fit after being left on the sidelines at Tottenham.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has challenged Spurs to build on their win at Old Trafford by winning their next two fixtures, both at home. They face Aston Villa, before a particularly spicy tie at home to Chelsea after the international break, which sees AVB match up against his former employers for the first time, and Tottenham meet the team who cost them Champions League qualification. The manager has stated also that the club are determined to win their third away game on the bounce when they face Panathaniakos on Thursday.

Emmanuel Adebayor is back in training with Tottenham, and could even be in line to make his first start since signing for the club permanently in August. He has so far been restricted to just two substitute appearances.

Spurs target Joao Moutinho, who almost signed for the club on deadline day is reported to be setting his sights higher. The player's agent has claimed that Barcelona are his clients 'priority', but the long standing interest of Zenit St Petersburg is also a possibility, with his representative adding a move to Russia could be the 'next step.'

Following his brace for Tottenham's under-21s last night, we take a closer look at young striker Jonathan Obika and ask whether he can make a breakthrough at the club this season.

Young goalkeeper Jordan Archer has had his emergency loan deal at Wycombe Wanderers extended by a further week. He is in their line-up tonight in their league match against Plymouth.

The Mirror speculate that Tottenham's sale of Luka Modric this summer could still inadvertently strengthen a Premier League rival. The paper claim Mesut Ozil's place is under threat after the Croatian's arrival, and Liverpool are looking at offering him an escape route.

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is not being lined up by QPR just yet, contrary to speculation. The club's poor start had led to rumours the manager could take over from Mark Hughes but owner Tony Fernandes has claimed he will stick with the Welshman.

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