Tottenham media round-up: Stambouli departs, James McCarthy faces crisis talks, interest in N'Jie

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

Tottenham have confirmed the transfer of midfielder Benjamin Stambouli after only one season at the club to Paris Saint Germain. 

On their official website, they wish the midfielder all the best for the future as he joins the French champions, who have fended off interest from Premier League new boys Watford, the London Evening Standard reports.

They report that the deal is worth around £6 million, £500,000 more than what was offered by Watford, who Stambouli was close to joining before having second thoughts about a move to Vicarage Road.

Stambouli is quoted as saying: "I wasn’t necessarily planning to leave the Premier League after one year but when a club with the dimension of Paris Saint-Germain calls you, it makes your choice a lot easier!"

Tottenham have reportedly warned Sunderland off any potential move for midfielder Mousa Dembele, according to the Northern Echo. 

Sunderland are understood to have made an enquiry for the Belgian midfielder, and is regarded as a 'leading' target for the Black Cats. 

Spurs are also said to be interested in Clinton N'Jie and are willing to make an offer to Lyon for the 21-year-old, with the Ligue 1 side said to want £12 million for the player, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail also reports that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is to hold 'crisis talks' with James McCarthy, a man said to be attracting interest from Tottenham. Spurs are willing to offer cash plus Aaron Lennon in order to do a deal.

Away from transfer talk, Harry Kane has been speaking to the FA's official website about one of his most memorable games - one that he has been watching back - and said that he will be fit for the Premier League season opener against Manchester United on August 8.

Kane said: "I watch it [Chelsea game] back sometimes when I’m at home and there’s nothing on, so I’ll have a look back, not just at that game but all my games.

"I like to see what I can improve on, but that was a nice time for me. It was hopefully just the beginning and I can keep doing it and that’s what I’ll be looking to again next season.

"I don’t think I’ll miss the start of the season, there’s more than enough time to be ready for the start of the season."

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