Tottenham media round-up: Bid for N'Jie, Adebayor move in serious doubt

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

Tottenham are in talks to sign Lyon striker Clinton N’Jie for a fee totalling around £10.3 million, according to the London Evening Standard.

The report states that Spurs are willing to offer the 21-year-old a four-year contract at White Hart Lane - a player who has only made 15 starts for his club, scoring seven goals.

Spurs want to pay the fee in instalments, whereas Lyon are after a fee of £10.5 million in one outlay. 

The club are still trying to offload Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, with the latter's move to Aston Villa hitting a snag, according to the Daily Mirror.

Adebayor is still keen to work with former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood at Villa Park, but the Mirror reports that Adebayor doesn't want to live in the Midlands, and wants to commute from London instead - which is said to have frustrated the Villa boss.

The Mirror goes on to say that it's now unlikely that the transfer will go ahead, but a compromise could be reached. 

Tottenham have confirmed that Ryan Fredericks has left the club to join Bristol City on a permanent deal. 

Sky Sports are reporting an undisclosed fee for the 22-year-old defender who has previously had loan spells at Middlesbrough, Brentford and Millwall - as well as making four first team appearances for Spurs.

Away from transfer reports and Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has suggest it's unlikely that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be fit for this weekend's opening Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend. 

This is despite Lloris making a return from a wrist injury in the 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Audi Cup in Munich, but he only played 35 minutes of the game.

The Spurs boss is quoted in the Evening Standard, saying: “Maybe in the next weeks he will be OK. It was very positive today to assess him, but maybe he is not ready for 90 minutes. But it’s very important he is ready to come back.”

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