Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including international update and transfer targets

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News, views and rumours relating to Tottenham in the past 24 hours.

Tottenham’s international stars return from their national team duties this week.

Clint Dempsey captained the USA against Mexico whilst Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen were in action for Belgium against Macedonia.

Gareth Bale scored for Wales against Croatia, playing a full 90 minutes as Hugo Lloris was in goal, captaining France in their 1-0 defeat to Spain.

Steven Caulker, Jermaine Defoe, Scott Parker and Kyle Walker were all on the bench for England’s 1-1 draw with Montenegro.

There are presently no injury concerns over Spurs’ international contingent.

Meanwhile Spurs’ January signing Lewis Holtby is ‘confident’ Tottenham will secure a Champions League spot this season.

“We can definitely do it. We had 12 unbeaten league games, we had a very good run,” he told The Daily Mail.

Spurs defender Michael Dawson also outlined his ‘determination’ to qualify for the Champions League.

“We showed exactly what we’re capable of when we went on that unbeaten run and we’ve got to look to do something similar between now and the end of the season. We know it will be tough, but the determination is there,” explained the Englishman.

In transfer news, Tottenham are reportedly lining up French winger Antoine Griezmann as a potential ‘target’.

According to The Daily Express, Spurs are planning ‘three signings’ in the case that Gareth Bale is sold this summer.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan, Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen and Sevilla frontman Alvaro Negredo are all being targeted reportedly to compensate in the event that the Welshman departs from White Hart Lane.

Meanwhile Tottenham youngster Ryan Mason is a reported target of Dutch outfit Groningen.

In other news, striker Jermaine Defoe is ‘not the father’ of a new born baby delivered by his ex-girlfriend last month, according to his representatives.

Defoe had expressed previously he felt ‘blessed’ to have become the father of Anne-Marie Moore’s child. However, paternity tests have since revealed he is not the child’s father. He vowed to support her, regardless.

Elsewhere, former Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery on his leg.

The 51-year-old was admitted to a London hospital with a circulation blockage.

Tottenham’s U18s were held to a 2-2 draw by Liverpool last night.

Tottenham have been valued higher than both Manchester City and Liverpool in a recent financial assessment undertaken using the Markham Multivariate Model.

Finally, Tottenham’s legends team are preparing for Easter Sunday’s fixture against Clacton-on-Sea. The Spurs Legends team includes Paul Miller, Tony Galvin, Clive Wilson and David Howells.

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