Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Paulinho hits back at Sherwood comments, Spurs could miss out on TWO targets

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

Paulinho has hit back at claims from Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood that he needs to fight more to get into the first team.

Sherwood said earlier this week that he wasn’t going to pick players on reputation, but players who worked hard in training.

“I almost retired in 2008 after I came back from Eastern Europe. I was not happy with the way my career was going. I almost thought of giving up,” he’s quoted by the Express.

Tottenham could struggle to complete a move for Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku as the Belgian wants to play Champions League football.

Lukaku’s representatives have reportedly been talking with the North London club but Everton stand a great chance of keeping him should they finish fourth.

Chelsea are believed to want a fee of around £25 million mark, which swings the balance back in Tottenham’s favour who are more likely to be able to afford that fee.

Another player Spurs could miss out on is Dnipro star Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The Ukrainian’s agent sparked rumours that Liverpool had revitalised their interest in him when he Tweeted that he was on his way to the city yesterday.

Spurs were thought to be working hard on a deal to be agreed before the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

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