Tottenham media round-up: Soldado in Villarreal discussions, club prepared to sell Fazio

Roberto Soldado

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

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that striker Roberto Soldado is on his way back to La Liga, the London Evening Standard reports.

At his weekly press conference, Pochettino said the forward has been given permission to discuss a move to Villarreal. Though Spurs would prefer to sell the player they bought for £26 million two years ago, the report says it could be a loan move to start off with. 

Once Soldado departs, Pochettino has the task of moving on Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon, while Clinton N'Jie's £12 million move from Lyon is expected to be completed soon. 

The Spurs boss told reporters: “I’m still looking for another striker and we are working to take the right profile of player.

“We won’t take a rash decision and we will wait for a good opportunity to bring someone in."

The Daily Mail is reporting that Spurs are prepared to offload defender Federico Fazio, who signed from Sevilla last summer, with Pochettino feeling he is no longer required. 

West Bromwich Albion and Lyon are said to be interested in his services.

Away from transfers, and Spurs look set to welcome Hugo Lloris back to the starting XI for this weekend's game against Stoke City according to the London Evening Standard.

Lloris missed the opening day defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend with a wrist injury.

Pochettino said: "All players are fit and this is good news for us. It is a shame we can only pick 18 players for Saturday, but we’re very happy because all players are fit."

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