Tottenham round-up: Details of Adebayor deal, Soldado situation may be reviewed

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

Aston Villa are to cover the wages for Emmanuel Adebayor as the striker prepares to leave Tottenham on loan, according to the London Evening Standard.

There is also a loan fee involved as part of the deal, according to the report, but Spurs may now have to reconsider their options when it comes to Roberto Soldado. They have been keen to offload the Spaniard they bought from Valencia two years ago, but there is the fear of a striker shortage at White Hart Lane going into the new season, as they don't want to be solely reliant on Harry Kane.

Tottenham are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, but the club are said to be put off by the asking price, which the Standard reports to be around £25 million. 

Defender Vlad Chriches is close to a move to Serie A side Napoli, according to London24, but they also report Maurizio Sarri doesn't know a lot about the Romanian. 

Sarri is quoted as telling reporters: “I don’t know much about him. I saw him for half of a match, and he seemed to have discrete physical qualities, but I don’t have a clear impression."

In the meantime, summer signing Toby Alderweireld is quoted in the Standard as saying that he is confident the side can finish in the top four in the upcoming Premier League season. 

Tottenham finished six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United last season and will look to kick on in Mauricio Pochettino's second campaign in charge.

Alderweireld, who spent last season on loan at Southampton, said: "Well, we have to see. We have a young, talented group with a lot of potential.

"We want to finish in the top four so that is going to be difficult - it always is in the Premier League. We are confident in ourselves to achieve that."

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