Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Belhanda hope and Sandro blow

Younes Belhanda

News, views and gossip relating to Tottenham Hotspur over the past 24 hours.

Tottenham will face Leeds United in the next round of the FA Cup, after Neil Warnock's side came from behind to beat Birmingham 2-1 in their replay last night. Spurs met Leeds in the fourth round of the cup as recently as 2010, when Jermain Beckford forced a replay which Spurs won 3-1 at Elland Road. The match will take place at 2pm on Sunday 27 January.

Tottenham have been invited to make a bid for Younes Belhanda by his own club. Montpellier chairman Louis Nicollin wants to raise funds by selling the highly rated playmaker, and has addressed Spurs' interest, while confirming so far no official approach has been made.

He said: "Tottenham's interest? There has been nothing official as yet, but I would like there to be." 

Nicollin added that while there had been interest from Fenerbahce, there will be no deal with the club, due to the Turks wanting to pay them in installements. Montpellier are thought to want around £12 million for the playmaker.

SkySports have taken an in-depth assessment of midfielder Sandro and his contribution to Tottenham so far this season, revealing that statistically speaking he is surpassing Scott Parker at his very best. Tottenham are indeed very lucky to have both players at their disposal.

However there is bad news for Spurs with the news that Sandro has undergone knee surgery after his injury against QPR at the weekend which saw him substituted from the game early on. The length of time he will be out for is still to be determined.

In a statement on their website, Tottenham said: "Sandro has undergone knee surgery following the injury that forced his substitution against QPR at the weekend. The midfielder's recovery schedule will be assessed over the next few days." - While Sandro himself tweeted: "Sorry guys, but this one really got me, the beast is hurt..."

Wesley Sneijder has said he is in 'no rush' to decide his future. The 28-year-old has said money will not dictate his next move, describing it as an 'important step in his life.' Sneijder has been linked with Spurs but the only firm offer he has is from Galatasaray.

Palermo attacker Josip Ilicic will not be joining Spurs this January, Sky Sports report. The Mail had claimed the Slovenian was a target for Tottenham this month, but his agent has said he is happy at his club until the summer, and even then he wants to stay in Serie A.

And finally, with teenage wonderkid Alex Pritchard impressing for Tottenham's youth sides - hitting four goals against Wolves yesterday - We take a look at his progress so far, and why Andre Villas-Boas simply has to find space for him in the first team squad next season.

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