Tottenham media round-up: Lloris fitness update, Bentaleb reflects on where it all began

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

Tottenham expect to welcome back goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for this weekend's trip to Southampton, according to Sky Sports.

Lloris was stretchered off during the 4-3 win over Leicester City at White Hart Lane last month and has been absent since, with Michel Vorm taking his place in the Spurs goal.

Sky also report that Danny Rose is a doubt for Mauricio Pochettino's return to St Mary's this weekend, with only a point separating the two sides ahead of the game, while Kyle Walker was ruled out for four weeks on Tuesday.

This Saturday's game also sees Nabil Bentaleb return to the scene of his first Premier League appearance, where he lined up at the heart of Spurs’ midfield in a 3-2 win over the Saints in December 2013.

Bentaleb has since become an integral part of the side's midfield both under Tim Sherwood in the second half of last season, and under Mauricio Pochettino this term.

In an interview with the Tottenham website, Bentaleb said: "That’s where my dreams started to come true. I can remember it like it was yesterday. Even warming-up was fantastic! Then I had the chance to go on, it went well, we won, perfect!

"I was really nervous but I was told to stay calm and play my normal game, just to go out there and play like I’d played in training and for the Development Squad. That’s all I focused on and as soon as I had my first touch I just felt full of confidence."

Finally, the London Evening Standard have said that Everton winger Kevin Mirallas remains on Tottenham's radar after reports earlier on in the season suggested the club would try to sign him.

That news formed part of an article that states chairman Daniel Levy would like a fee of £7 million for Aaron Lennon, who is currently on loan with the Toffees.

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