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Tottenham latest: Spurs chase Nani and reject Capoue bid

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Some of the latest transfer news and more involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening

ITV report that Spurs are in negotiations with Manchester United to sign winger Nani. The Portuguese signed his first ever goal in English football against Tottenham, and had been tipped to join Inter Milan on loan.

Tottenham have turned down a bid for midfielder Etienne Capoue from Napoli according to the Independent.

The Independent cites reports saying the Serie A club made a bit of £8.25m for the midfielder who scored in last night’s 5-1 defeat against Manchester City. Spurs are believed to want £11.5m for the player who arrived in the summer.

It appears that Spurs are in the race to sign Ukrainian international Yevhen Konoplyanka. Liverpool are also interested in the 25-year-old with a battle that seems to be close to going to the deadline.

Away from transfers, former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has told TalkSport that current Head Coach Tim Sherwood has a big future in the role.

Redknapp said: ‘He’s coached and talked common sense about the game. He is not trying to be ultra-smart and won’t sit there looking at a computer all day, picking teams. He sees what he sees through his own eyes and knows what he’s looking for.’

Clive Allen believes that Tottenham’s main rival for the fourth Champions League spot this season will come from Manchester United.

Allen is quoted by TalkSport, saying: ‘Manchester United will be the biggest challengers for that fourth place. They’re the ones Spurs should fear.

‘When you consider they have Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie back, along with Juan Mata’s addition, they’re the biggest danger.’

Spurs currently sit in fifth position, three points behind Liverpool in fourth, but three points ahead of Manchester United who are seventh, with Everton in between.

Gylfi Sigurdsson reflected on last night’s defeat for Spurs at White Hart Lane, with Manchester City running out 5-1 winners.

Sigurdsson told the Tottenham website: ‘Playing against them with 11 men is tough but with 10 men is even tougher against quality players like this, because they are so good going forward and it’s hard to defend against them.

‘I think City started the game better and they could have scored a few goals in the first 25 minutes or so.

‘Then we got back into the game and we started not too badly in the second half. Obviously the penalty and the sending off made it quite difficult in the second half.’

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