Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Star suggests things haven't been right for 'two or three' seasons

A round up of news stories this morning about Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has played down the club’s chances of finishing in the top four.

The Belgian recently refused to rule out leaving the club if they didn’t finish in the Champions League places at the end of the season.

“I do not want to look at the table any more because the gap [on the top four] is very big. All four sides at the top are stronger than they were last year and we have stayed at the same level,” he told the Metro.

Danny Rose has echoed his teammates comments, suggesting the club are going backwards instead of forwards.

Rose has suggested things haven’t been right at the club in the two years since Harry Redknapp left.

“Tottenham of two or three seasons ago were beating these teams comfortably – we have had a bad week where we have become detached from the top four, and it is hard to take,” Rose told the Express.

Dnipro have confirmed that talks are under way with Tottenham for the transfer of Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The winger was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool last January but Spurs are thought to have been thoroughly impressed with him during the recent Europa League game between the sides.

“I have contact with the Tottenham president. I am talking with him. He is interested in Konoplyanka. We are in the stage of negotiations and are perhaps close to signing a contract if Yevhen agrees,” Igor Kolomoyskyi told TV channel 2+2.

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