Tottenham latest, Southampton still interested in Townsend, blow in Musachio chase

Andros Townsend

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening.

Southampton are expected to renew their interests in Tottenham winger Andros Townsend according to the Daily Mirror

The Saints have reportedly had a £10 million bid rejected for the England international but their manager Ronald Koeman wants to try and land the player again.

The Mirror's article suggests that Spurs may not entertain an approach for Townsend as Southampton have thwarted the club's efforts to land Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez so far.

One of Tottenham's key defensive targets in the form of Villarreal's Mateo Musacchio may not end up at White Hart Lane if their manager Marcelino Garcia Toral gets his way.

According to the London Evening Standard, Toral believes he can convince the Argentine defender to stay at the La Liga club despite Tottenham's best efforts to lure him to North London.

Spurs had initially hoped a £17 million deal could be reached, but Musacchio's former club River Plate want him sold for a bigger fee as they're entitled to a 30% sell-on fee.

Finally, Lewis Holtby has been talking to the club's website about the team spirit at Tottenham at the moment, and how it helped them to an opening day victory over West Ham United on Saturday.

He said: “The way everyone put their bodies on the line for 90 minutes and fought as a team was great and everyone worked brilliantly as a team. That’s the kind of character we need, especially in games like these.

“There is big spirit in the team. When you go out on the pitch you feel that everyone wants to fight for each other – we’ve built this special dressing room atmosphere. If you’ve got that atmosphere like we did today then we can do something special this season.

There were doubts over Holtby's future after he spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham whilst Tim Sherwood was in charge, but Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino seems prepared to give him a chance.

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