News and gossip from the past 24 hours at White Hart Lane.
It seems every day that passes is another day that draws closer to a Gareth Bale switch to Real Madrid. The club have removed his image from the clubs official Twitter home page as directors admit they would not be in a position to turn down such a massive offer for the Welshman.
Daniel Levy will reportedly meet with Madrid officials in Miami some point this week to thrash out the details of any reluctant deal.
Spurs are reportedly ready to steal in for Cardiff City target Etienne Capoue. The Premier League new boys had a bid of £8.6 million accepted by the French internationals club side Toulouse recently - and have been discussing personal terms ever since.
But Spurs have now reportedly met that offer and are moving ahead with their plans to snap him up from under The Bluebirds noses.
Iago Falque has been talking about his team-mate Bale once again - now appearing to suggest a move to Real would be good for the player:
“I think Madrid is the right club for him because their style of play suits him perfectly, much more than Barcelona’s would do.’’
Sporting Lisbon have slapped a £6 million price-tag on their centre-back Thiago Ilori - who has been linked with Tottenham.
Liverpool are also interested in the London-born central defender while Tottenham see him as the perfect alternative for Vlad Chiriches - after a deal for the Steaua Bucharest defender fell through.
Spurs legend Ledley King has been speaking about the clubs chances next season with his usual optimism:
"At this time of the season, you are not sure what's going to happen. I'm sure every club is the same. As players you learn to deal with that. You just get your head down and concentrate on performing your best for the team and that's what the players will be doing."