News, views and rumours relating to Tottenham Hotspur in the past 24 hours.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly been ‘approached’ by Paris Saint-Germain to take over the reigns from Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is expected to depart from the French capital for the Spanish capital to take over from re-appointed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who parted with Real Madrid last month.
According to sources PSG are prepared to offer Villas-Boas a four-year contract worth £10 million.
In transfer news, Spurs have had a £15.3 million ‘bid’ for Fredy Guarin rejected by Inter Milan. According to the player himself, he would prefer to remain at the San Siro.
"I won’t be leaving," the midfielder told Futbol Total.
"I will be staying at Inter. I still have a lot to learn and I only joined Inter about a year ago anyway.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is prepared to 'smash' the world record fee to sign Gareth Bale, according to The Sun.
Real Madrid sporting director Zinadine Zidane claims the club are prepared to pay £85 million for the Spurs star.
Elsewhere, Tottenham are ‘eyeing’ a move for Wesley Sneijder, according to The Express. The source also reports that Chelsea may be interested in signing the ‘£12.75 million-rated’ Galatasaray maestro.
Spurs may also have competition in the race to sign Younes Belhanda of Montpellier this summer. Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in luring him to the Bundesliga.
However, Tottenham ‘target’ Bernard insists he is ‘in no rush’ to leave Athletico Mineiro.
The Brazilian youngster has been linked with Spurs and Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks but it seems the 20-year-old midfielder wants to wait until the end of the Copa Libertadores season to decide his future.
In other news, January signing Lewis Holtby has assured Spurs’ fans that they will see him ‘at his best’ next season following a slow start to his career at White Hart Lane in 2013.
“It’s been a bad end to the season, but what can I do? I can’t change it now,” he said.
“I just have to think positive. Hopefully I still have a long career ahead of me, and all my colleagues are healthy and we have no serious injuries.”
“Sometimes you have to put things into perspective and think as a human, not just a footballer. I can’t wait for next season to start. I think next season is going to be my year,” he explained.
"Sure we had hoped for more," he admitted.
"Nevertheless, we can make only a compliment to the team in my opinion. For each of us this Championship was a great experience. We must now show in the last game against Russia that we were deservedly here."
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