Tottenham round-up: Adebayor deal may still be on, Pochettino keen to keep hold of Dembele

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

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor's move to Aston Villa could be revived after it appeared to off last night and this morning.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood doesn't appear to have given up on the deal, according to The Guardian, who suggest that a move can be pushed through after talks between the two parties broke down. 

Sherwood told reporters: “If it can be revived and we think it’s necessary, two parties have got to agree on it. At the moment there’s no agreement and he’s a Tottenham player.

"He’s still their player and that’s it. He was here and we spoke but he’s a Tottenham player. We had discussion and he’s still a Tottenham player so something went wrong.”

One man who has left the club is Grant Hall, with Tottenham confirming he's signed for Queens Park Rangers. 

However, the Daily Mail reports Mauricio Pochettino as saying that Mousa Dembele is still a key part of his plans for the season ahead, which kicks off tomorrow when Spurs visit Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. 

The Mail's report says that Dembele held talks with the club over his lack of playing time after falling out of favour - with both Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason getting opportunities ahead of the Belgian - and Dembele was even linked with a move away to Sunderland. 

The Spurs Head Coach is quoted as saying: "Yes, he's in my plans, Dembele. I think we need to try to provide him to show his real quality here.

"It's true the last season was difficult for him, not only was it difficult for him at Tottenham – with his national team too."

Also, Sky Sports are reporting quotes suggesting that Pochettino would like to strengthen his squad further before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

He didn't comment on rumours linking him with a move for West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, though, after reports circulated in recent weeks suggesting that Tottenham were prepared to make a bid for the player. 

He said: "I think you know we need to bring some players. We work very hard for that. But always if we bring some player, the player who can help our squad is welcome."

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