Tottenham evening media round-up: Pochettino will fight to keep stars, team news

Hugo Lloris

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

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has said that he will fight to keep hold of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after rumours have been circulating again to link the Frenchman with a move away from the club. 

The London Evening Standard reports that Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Lloris, and that it would take a record bid for him to move from White Hart Lane with four years remaining on his contract.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Pochettino is quoted saying he would try and keep hold of all of his best players.

He said, according to The London Evening Standard: “In football it is difficult. Even if you sign a contract, you never have the guarantee.

“I have a contract, a lot of managers have contracts, but there is never a guarantee. In football, you never know. But it is true that personally, if I want some players to stay here, I will fight a lot to keep them."

Ahead of this week's game with Manchester City at White Hart Lane, the Spurs boss can welcome Danny Rose back into the fold after missing last week's draw against Southampton with a tight hamstring, according to the club's official website. 

He is likely to replace Ben Davies, who was ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining an injury to his shoulder.

Despite City having a tricky run of late, they have managed to record back-to-back wins to consolidate their position in the Champions League places, which has led to Nabil Bentaleb warning his teammates of the dangers of facing City this weekend. 

He told the club's official website: “They’ve had a tricky run but they have so many quality players, they could click and beat anyone at any time. Teams like City bounce back.”

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