Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Battle for Paulinho, Pochettino's inspiration to beat Chelsea

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

Brazilian clubs Sao Paulo and Corinthians are thought to be in a battle to sign Tottenham star Paulinho.

The Brazilian midfielder has struggled to grab the attention of Mauricio Pochettino this season and is being linked with an exit.

Corinthians’ sporting director has already revealed he doesn’t think the finances will be a problem in terms of re-signing the player.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has cited his time in charge of Espanyol as inspiration for ending the club’s Stamford Bridge jinx this evening.

Spurs have not picked up a win when they’ve played away at Chelsea since 1990.

“We had unbelievable players, too. I remember Iván de la Peña scored two goals. Always, you need to be lucky and it was an unbelievable memory. I had been a player at Espanyol for 11 years and it was a very special victory,” he said.

Spurs midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is confident of producing a shock and getting one over on Chelsea.

Tottenham are the visitors to Stamford Bridge this evening and are looking to be the first side to beat the Blues in the Premier League this season.

“We know what we’re capable of and we know we’re on the right road. We just have to keep working hard in order to achieve a result against the big teams,” he said.

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