Spurs tipped to land forward, defender must prove fitness for new deal

Also ex-Spurs man on FA commission and striker on being involved with England.

Tottenham look to be in pole position to sign Japanese forward Keisuke Honda in the January transfer window on a free transfer according to the Metro.

His contract is reported to expire at CSKA Moscow on 31st December, Spurs look poised to beat AC Milan, Liverpool, Juventus and Monaco to his signature.

There are reports that defender Younes Kaboul will need to prove his fitness if he is to be offered a new contract at White Hart Lane, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

The report says that he could be free to speak to other clubs in January if he doesn’t sign a new deal. Kaboul has only made five appearances for the side so far this season.

In other news former striker Gary Lineker has slammed the set-up of the FA commission on twitter, saying the majority of the members are ‘utterly pointless.’

Lineker tweeted: ‘No wonder they announced Glenn Hoddle early on. Most of the others are utterly pointless. Expected better from Greg Dyke.’

Jermain Defoe hopes to be involved in England’s crucial World Cup qualifiers with the view of firing them to the World Cup in Brazil. England play Montenegro tonight and Poland on Tuesday and two wins would guarantee them qualification for the World Cup.

Defoe said: ‘It would be a dream [to be involved], then having a good season and making sure I’m on the plane [to Brazil]. To score the goals to help get us there, at Wembley, that would be special.’

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