Tottenham latest, busy transfer window planned but Zapata links dismissed

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

January promises to be a busy transfer window for Tottenham according to the Daily Mail with Hector Moreno and Jay Rodriguez said to be amongst the players that Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring to the club.

Two young Barcelona players in the form of Sergi Samper and Adama Traore are being watched closely by the club, but the report also suggests there could be some departures from White Hart Lane.

Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor all have uncertain futures whilst Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend are amongst the players who may be allowed to leave with the club said to be prepared to listen offers for them.

Napoli forward Duvan Zapata has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane, but TalkSport have picked up on comments from his agent which appears to dismiss any speculation or hopes that Spurs had of landing the 23-year-old.

Fernando Schena said: "He wants to stay at Napoli through January, then in June we will decide his future based on our communication with the club."

Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has been talking to the Tottenham website about the weekend's game with Crystal Palace, as the side looks to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last night.

The youngster has said the side must keep their heads up, despite having opportunities to take the lead in the early stages of the game, but failing to capitalise on them.

He said: “It was difficult at 2-0 but we just tried to keep playing. I think we produced some good moments but we didn’t manage to score.

“That’s football, sometimes it goes well, sometimes it goes against you but the important thing is you keep your head up at all times.

“We’ll go back to the training round, work hard and we have another game to prepare for now against Palace on Saturday."

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