Tottenham Hotspur morning news: First Townsend, now a second Spurs star out of World Cup?

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

England manager Roy Hodgson has hinted Spurs right-back Kyle Walker could miss the World Cup this summer.

Walker has been out of action for the best part of two months with a troublesome hip problem.

“He has not been able to do any training with the rest of the team as far as I know. I know he has had another injection. We are waiting to find out whether that helps. He has not been fit for a long time,” Hodgson told the press.

The Daily Star claims Spurs are ready to increase their efforts to sign Cagliari defender Davide Astori.

Tottenham have been linked with the 27-year-old plenty of times over this season, seemingly keen to sure up their back four.

He’s valued at around the £8 million mark, which is firmly within what the club can afford this summer.

Former Tottenham star David Ginola has suggested the club should stick by manager Tim Sherwood.

There is intense speculation that Sherwood could lose his job at the end of the current season.

“A big name doesn’t mean everything, especially for Spurs, they have to look for stability. Tim Sherwood has been at the club for some time. He has worked at the academy, took over from Andre Villas-Boas and had some great results,” the Frenchman told talkSPORT.

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