Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Kaboul and Josimar

Kaboul And Gallas

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Younes Kaboul suffered a setback in his return from injury when he failed to complete the 90 minutes in Spurs' under-21 clash against Manchester United last night. He played just 48 minutes of the match before having to be substituted, and there is seemingly little chance of him returning to action for this weekend's clash with Manchester City. William Gallas is still nursing a calf injury, but Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and Steven Caulker are all fit. Spurs lost the game 1-0, with Ezekiel Fryers playing against his former club in defence, and being beaten by Ryan Tunnicliffe in the move leading to the winning goal.

Young winger Andros Townsend has emerged as a summer transfer target for Swansea City, who have been impressed by his displays on loan for QPR. The Hoops' impending relegation means there is no chance of him remaining there, having proved himself a threat in the Premier League.  The figure being talked about is £5 million, but much may depend on Spurs' summer plans and whether they bring in any wingers. Understandably most Spurs fans would like to see the academy talent given an opportunity at White Hart Lane.

Barcelona youngster Josimar is being linked with a move to Tottenham, according to reports in Spain. The teenager is just 16, so one for the future, but has been compared in style to Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia. You can read more about the player and the source of the report here.

Tottenham's postponed fixture with Chelsea has been re-arranged, for Wednesday May 8, in a 7.45 kick-off. The match could prove to be a decisive game in the race to finish in the top four, and it will be part of a six-match spell in 17 days for Chelsea.

Former PSG boss Antoine Kombouare has claimed he held talks with Spurs about the manager's position before Andre Villas-Boas was appointed last summer. Kombouare was sacked and replaced last season with Carlo Ancelotti despite being involved in a title challenge in France. He since took up what proved to be a brief role in the Middle East, but jobless at present, is likely throwing his name around by connecting himself to clubs and trying to get in the news to help his profile looking for work.

And finally, we have taken a look at the roles of two former Spurs men, Dimitar Berbatov and Martin Jol, who could yet help the club qualify for the Champions League. Fulham face Chelsea and Arsenal in coming weeks, and Tottenham will be hoping they take points off their rivals as they did against Spurs themselves last month.

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