Tottenham Hotspur latest: Including Jedvaj and Benteke

All of the latest news and transfer rumours connected to Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have missed out on the signing of Croatian starlet Tin Jedvaj. The teenage defender has signed for Roma it has been confirmed by Sky Sports. At the start of the month Tottenham had seemed set to sign both Jedvaj and Dinamo Zagreb teammate Alen Halilovic, whose future is still unclear.

Tottenham Hotspur are claimed to be in the driving seat to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. Several reports have suggested the player’s agent has dismissed a possible move to Chelsea, which means Spurs are in the driving seat as they look to ease their need for a striker.

Real Madrid have mocked up a number 11 shirt with Gareth Bale’s name on the back. The image, which appears in AS, seems to be a shameless suggestion that the Welshman will definitely be heading to the club next summer, after giving up on signing him now.

Turkish side Fenerbahce are being linked with a move to sign left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto from Tottenham. The Sun has claimed that the club would be willing to let him leave if they received their top end valuation of the player, thought to be around £3 million.

David Villa was set to join Spurs before Atletico Madrid came in with a late bid. His father has confirmed that he was looking to play abroad until Atletico Madrid came in with the option for him to stay in Spanish football and play in the Champions League next season.

Tottenham seem to be making little headway in their pursuit of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. The move seems to have hit the rocks with Spurs unwilling to meet his huge £26 million release clause which has led to Valencia’s coach saying he thinks the striker will stay with the club.

Atletico Mineiro have confirmed they have received five bids for talented youngster Bernard. One of those bids for the 20-year-old is thought to be from Tottenham with interest also coming from Napoli in Italy and Porto in Portugal. The club’s president says he is reluctant to talk about his transfer.

Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone is close to completing a £5 million transfer to Sunderland. Fulham have also been linked with the 26-year-old but the Black Cats are reportedly the only side interested in meeting the club’s valuation on the player as he looks for more regular first team football.

Michael Dawson says the return of Younes Kaboul is like having a new signing at the club. The Frenchman has spent a long time out of the side injured and Dawson says he’ll be a quality addition to the defensive ranks of the team heading into the new Premier League season.

Turkish side Besiktas will match the wage demands of striker Emmanuel Adebayor which should enable him to complete a transfer. Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly told the former Arsenal man that he’s not part of the club’s plans for the new season but his cost was thought to be possibly holding him back from a move.

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