Tottenham latest, new boss to be appointed next week, club prepared to sell striker, goalkeeper leaves

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A selection of the latest stories surrounding Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday evening.

Tottenham hope to appoint their new boss next week but there is no certainty that it will be Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been the front-runner for some time, according to the London Evening Standard.

The report says that the Argentine is the preferred candidate of Chairman Daniel Levy but not all of the hierarchy at White Hart Lane are sold on the idea of appointing the 42-year-old, and are trying to suggest two other candidates – thought to be Ajax’s Frank De Boer and Rafa Benitez who is currently in charge at Napoli.

Spurs are prepared to listen to offers for striker Roberto Soldado according to Goal.

The Spanish striker was signed from Valencia last summer for £26m but has failed to make the desired impact during his first season in the Premier League, having only scored six league goals.

The same report also says that Emmanuel Adebayor will remain at the club thanks to his form under Tim Sherwood when he was welcomed back into the fold in December.

Tottenham have announced that Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will leave the club at the end of his current contract this summer.

Gomes signed for the club in the summer of 2008 and made 135 appearances for the club, but in recent years has fallen down the pecking order behind Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel.

One man it doesn’t look as if the club will be signing this summer is Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, after their manager Paul Lambert warned that no-one would leave Villa Park without his say so.

However, it is unlikely that Spurs will have put a bid in for him this summer given that the Belgian striker is recovering from a long-term Achilles injury.

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