Spurs transfer news: Ancelotti check, 'keeper speaks & £11m loss on striker?

Carlo Ancelotti press conference

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur will make one last check that Carlo Ancelotti does not want to take over at White Hart Lane before pushing ahead with a move for Mauricio Pochettino according to the Telegraph.

The Real Madrid manager has just clinched the Champions League trophy and gone down in history in the Spanish capital. So the likelihood of him swapping that for a stint in North London is a tad unlikely at this stage.

But you cannot blame Spurs for being ambitious, and if they fail with their final approach for the Italian, it is believed they will move forward with a deal to bring the Southampton manager to the club next week.

In other news, the Star on Sunday claims Atletico Madrid believe they can sign Roberto Soldado for a cut-price £15million as they look for replacements for the outgoing Diego Costa.

Soldado cost Tottenham £26million when he moved from Valencia last summer. But having failed to find his feet thus far in the Premier League, he could be set for swift return to his homeland.

And finally, Heurelho Gomes has been speaking about why he chose to move to Watford at the end of his Tottenham contract.

In a brief interview posted on the Hornet’s official website, the Brazilian said, “There were some options but I came to meet the directors and the owners of the club and it is a club that can reach the high level.”

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