Tottenham latest, Saints chief expected to be appointed, Yedlin 'ready'

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

Tottenham are expected to appoint Southampton's chief of recruitment Paul Mitchell to the club in some capacity, in a move that would reunite him with Mauricio Pochettino.

Several reports indicate that Mitchell has stated his intention to leave St Mary's and move to White Hart Lane, with a couple of pieces questioning how he would work with director of football Franco Baldini.

The London Evening Standard seem confident that Erik Lamela will remain at White Hart Lane, despite Tottenham's record signing attracting the attention of Inter Milan and their recently appointed manager Roberto Mancini.

Lamela had a difficult first season last term after he signed for £30 million but has shown signs of improvement this season under the guidance of Pochettino, which makes a move back to Italy unlikely. However, it appears there is still interest from Serie A, with Juventus and Roma also said to be interested.

DeAndre Yedlin has said he is ready to step in to the Spurs side when he arrives at the start of next season.

The right-back has been in North London during the international break as part of the USA side under the guidance of former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann.

Yedlin is quoted in London24, saying: “I feel I’m ready wherever I’m put, I’m ready to step in, whether that’s coming in and playing and challenging for a spot or coming in and having to work a little bit until I get a chance.

“I haven’t spoken to Mauricio Pochettino but while I’m here I’ll look to do that.”

He added: “I’m looking forward to [coming to Spurs] a lot. I look forward to coming to help in any way that I can.”

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