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Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Holtby and Livermore

News, views, and rumour relating to Tottenham over the last 24 hours.

The club have been dealt a heavy blow with the news Sandro will miss the rest of the season. The midfielder injured his knee against QPR and underwent surgery on it last night.

Already Spurs have cancelled Jake Livermore's planned loan move to QPR, and the Mirror report that Lewis Holtby could be brought in ahead of his scheduled summer move from Schalke, but the club would have to pay £1.5 million to do so. 

We have also speculated as to whether the club could look to hijack QPR's planned move for defensive midfielder Yann M'Vila, with Everton and Fulham also trying to make last ditch enquiries.

Spurs have agreed their pre-season preparations for later this year, and will head to Hong Kong. There they will take part in a tournament also involving Manchester City and Sunderland.

Tottenham outcast Heurelho Gomes is hoping to seal a move away from the club this transfer window. SkySports claim there are 'a number of clubs' interested in the Brazilian including AC Milan. Gomes' contract expires at the end of the season, and is currently third choice at White Hart Lane.

Jermain Defoe is looking ahead to Sunday's clash with Manchester United, and he says he is confident the away side know they will be in for a tough fixture after beating them at Old Trafford. Spurs are going for a rare double over United after their 3-2 victory in September.

We also take a look today at the 'top 10 Russian Premier League targets' including Alan Dzagoev, who was last year linked with Spurs. His career has taken a downturn in recent moves and we take a look at why. 

Nick Harris takes a look at Porto's transfer window, and their potential move for Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera, with the possible implications on Spurs' target Joao Moutinho's future, who the club came close to signing in August. He also examines Fernando Llorente's on-off move to Juventus, and whether it really is too late for Spurs to move on the striker.

And finally, with the NBA playing in London tonight at the O2, members of the New York Knicks have been touring Tottenham's brand new training facilities at Hotspur Way. Veteran player Jason Kidd described the base as 'unbelievable' and a 'beautiful home.'


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