Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Coulthirst and Alderweireld

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Tottenham have this afternoon made an announcement on player contracts on their official website. It has been confirmed officially that William Gallas and David Bentley are to be released, along with John Bostock, Jack Munns, Jack Barthram, Jake Nicholson and Dean Parrett. Six academy level players, from the under-18s, have also been released.

Two youngsters are however celebrating positive news, striker Shaquille Coulthirst and goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux who have both signed their first professional contracts.

Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld is set to decide his future shortly, with Tottenham one of the clubs believed to be on the radar for his signature. Arsenal and Liverpool are competing, while Spurs star Jan Vertonghen has backed his countryman to be a star if he moves to the Premier League. Alderweireld has just one year remaining on his current contract.

A new chairman has been appointed to oversee the re-generation around Tottenham's planned 56,000 stadium, which will mean building 10,000 new homes and an integrated transport system. While very much a business move, the appointment of Robert Evans will hope to see the delivery of the large scale project on track.

New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he has no grudge towards one of his Porto successors, now Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas. He wished his former protege well and says he looks forward to facing him next season.

Atletico Mineiro star Bernard will cost Tottenham £15 million, according to reports. The Brazilian is set to decide his future in July after the Copa Libertadores, with Borussia Dortmund also interested.

And finally, we have taken a look at Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Patrick Herrmann, and assessed why he could be an ideally priced and quality addition to Tottenham's side if they choose to pursue him this summer.

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