Tottenham Hotspur media round-up: Report suggests stumbling block over any summer deal

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham Hotspur have been encouraged to make a bid for Marseille player Florian Thuavin.

The paper claims Tottenham made enquiries over him earlier this season, as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks for ways to improve his squad this summer.

The paper also states that Tottenham want to offload players first, which could hand an edge to their rivals if they’re in positions to make bids.

Former Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle has been quoted by the Daily Express suggesting there is nothing to suggest that Mauricio Pochettino will be sacked this summer.

Tottenham look unlikely to make the top four in the Premier League, which leaves the boss under pressure with that being the club’s main aim.

Hoddle also suggests that Pochettino is not the finished article but believes Spurs have shown potential title winning quality at times this season.

“Definitely this season Tottenham will miss out on the top four but there is no evidence to suggest he will be sacked because of it - He is by no means the finished article. But the players have shown they want to play his system under him and there has been an improvement as the season has gone on,” said Hoddle.

QPR boss Chris Ramsey has been quoted by the Daily Mirror suggesting he had more sleepless nights at Spurs than he’s had at his current club.

QPR are battling to avoid the drop down into the Championship for next season, but Ramsey has suggested that his role at Spurs was more difficult.

Ramsey was the number two at White Hart Lane when Tim Sherwood was in charge of the club.

“I had more sleepless nights at Tottenham. Believe it or not I did. Sometimes it's harder when you're the number two,” he said.

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