Tottenham round-up, potential return to old transfer strategy, team news ahead of Burnley

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

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been setting out a clear, but familiar, transfer strategy according to the London Evening Standard, saying they will sign younger players for around £10-£15 million.

The Standard quotes minutes from a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, which says the strategy undertaken since 2013 has not worked in the club's favour - though Levy maintained he backed former Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas.

The minutes read: “THFC’s transfer comfort zone was with younger players around the £10-15m price range and they would look to return to that policy. They felt that moving away from this strategy in summer 2013 had not worked well.”

Current Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss this weekend's trip to Burnley at Turf Moor.

He said at his press conference that striker Roberto Soldado is also a doubt, but they will know more about his condition in the coming days after missing the last two games with a knee problem.

Pochettino also had his say on Harry Kane, with the Daily Mail suggesting he could represent England in the under-21 European Championships this summer.

Kane scored on his debut for the England senior side in the 4-0 win over Lithuania in the Euro 2016 qualifier, and the England squad are keen for the 21-year-old to represent the younger side this summer. 

The Spurs boss said: "Can he play for the Under 21s? Why not? We want to help the national team, the player and we have a very good relationship. We need to share the decision. The first is the player, the FA and us."

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