A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening.
Van Gaal is the front runner to be the Tottenham boss next season if the club were to decide to relieve Tim Sherwood of his duties, and it has been confirmed that the Netherlands boss will leave his role after the World Cup in the summer.
There were reports yesterday that Spurs faced competition from Spartak Moscow to land the 62-year-old.
The London Evening Standard reports that the Dutchman would be happy to work with the bulk of the squad at White Hart Lane if he were to be appointed, and that he believes his coaching methods can improve the existing players.
Head Coach Tim Sherwood told the club’s website: “We’ll continue to assess him as the week progresses and hopefully he’ll then be back in contention against Sunderland.”
Erik Lamela looks as if he will be staying at White Hart Lane beyond this season according to TalkSport.
TalkSport cites his brother’s twitter account. He was asked whether Tottenham’s record signing would be leaving the club in the summer, and simply replied with ‘no’.
Any hope that Spurs may have had of landing Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez appear to have suffered a blow.
TalkSport have picked up on a report in El Mundo Deportivo, where is agent is quoted saying: “As it currently stands, I think Diego Lopez will stay at Real Madrid next season. He has a very strong personality, is calm and is focused on his job.”