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Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including AVB on Sandro replacement


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The Metro follow up on our query yesterday over whether Spurs would move for Yann M'Vila in light of Sandro's season ending injury, reporting that such considerations are being examined by the Tottenham board. Harry Redknapp earlier said that he was 'unsure' as to whether the Frenchman would be signing for QPR.

The paper add that West Ham's summer bargain, Mohamed Diame, is being considered by Andre Villas-Boas, who is keen to add to his squad in light of the recent news.

However a conflicting report in the Independent says that the Portuguese manager will not look to the transfer market to replace the Brazilian.

Andre-Villas Boas himself? Here's what he had to say: 

"We have put on hold the movement of Jake Livermore's possible loan to another club. It is not out of the question, I think we are still pretty happy with what we have.

"We have to be careful. We still have a couple of weeks before the market closes, so we have to be careful with the decision and it will be something we hold on to and see how we go.

""It is not impossible but it is unlikely. At the moment there is nothing." 

He has not ruled out bringing in Lewis Holtby earlier than planned, with Schalke also said to be open to it, but the manager has indicated it is not so simple as it sounds. "At the moment it's very, very difficult but let's see." 

Talksport report that Spurs are still in the race for Younes Belhanda, with Montpellier rejecting a bid from Fenerbahce.

Ahead of the weekend, Spurs are busy preparing for their important fixture with Manchester United on Sunday which kicks-off at 4pm. It allows the club a chance to complete a rare double over the league leaders after their 3-2 win at Old Trafford in September.

United have suffered an injury blow of their own, with defender Jonny Evans ruled out, but they do have Wayne Rooney, Nani and Anderson available after they completed midweek comebacks, but Ashley Young is out. Nemanja Vidic also faces a late knee test, report the Telegraph.

With Emmanuel Adebayor on African Nations Cup duty, Jermain Defoe will be assisted in leading the line by Clint Dempsey, while Scott Parker will replace Sandro in midfield.


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