Tottenham Hotspur morning news: De Boer's brother with huge hint? Villa reportedly eyeing up Holtby swoop

Lewis Holtby

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

Frank de Boer’s brother, Ronald, has backed his brother to be a success if he joins Tottenham Hotspur.

The Ajax coach is being heavily linked with a summer move to White Hart Lane to replace current head coach Tim Sherwood.

“Frank knows some of the players there, like [Christian] Eriksen and [Jan] Vertonghen - [Nacer] Chadli and [Mousa] Dembele too - there's lots of quality at the club. I think he can build something,” said Ronald de Boer.

The Telegraph has suggested that Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen to add midfielder Lewis Holtby to his squad.

Holtby, on loan at Fulham, could snap up the move if he’s keen on regular first team football.

The Telegraph suggests Lambert wants to avoid a repeat of the struggles his side have endured this season, over the course of next year.

AC Milan have reportedly entered the race to sign Spurs midfielder Paulinho.

The Brazilian has had a mixed first season at White Hart Lane and is being linked with potential moves to Chelsea, Real Madrid and now the Serie A giants.

The Evening Standard suggests any transfer would be an attempt by Milan to make up for a miserable season this year in Italy.

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