Tottenham latest: Including Berisha and Pereira

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Some of the news and rumours surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Friday

Former Spurs midfielder Chris Waddle believes that both Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado need to play for the side to become more of a threat in front of goal.

Spurs have scored nine goals in 11 Premier League games so far this season and Waddle thinks playing the two of them could solve their problem.

He told the Evening Standard: ‘It’s tricky, because if you give Defoe a start in the Premier League and drop Soldado to the bench, it will hurt his confidence.

‘I think all Soldado needs is a run of goals to get him off the mark, boost his confidence. He cost a lot of money so that could be burdening him slightly, but I think he needs time to adjust to a faster game.

‘I’m actually quite surprised that Andre hasn’t started both of them up front together in a 4-4-2 setup, especially at White Hart Lane. When you are the home side, you need goals so I think he should try them out together.’

There are several transfer rumours circulating in the press this international break. The Daily Star has reported that Tottenham, along with Liverpool, are ready to step up their interest in Halmstads’ Valmir Berisha, after contract talks have gone underway.

Berisha could leave for as little as £500,000 according to the report and Halmstads sporting director Mikael Keller is quoted as saying: ‘We have begun discussions with Valmir and his agent.

‘Then it ends with us or he goes somewhere else, I do not know.’

Spurs may also show interest in Inter Milan’s Alvaro Pereira according to TalkSport.

Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has worked with the Uruguayan before at Porto, with Inter prepared to loan out the 27-year-old so he can get regular first team football ahead of the World Cup.

To internationals and Gylfi Sigurdsson is cautiously optimisitic that Iceland can trouble Croatia and take a step towards the World Cup finals in Brazil.

He said: ‘It’s going to be very difficult because Croatia have got some fantastic players so they’re going to be a tough two games, but we’ve shown through the group stage that we’ve got a good team as well and hopefully if we can get a good result in the first game then we can do something out there.’

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