A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that striker Emmanuel Adebayor has no future at the club despite not being able to secure a move away from White Hart Lane prior to the transfer window closing.
The forward had the chance to move to both Aston Villa and West Ham United and the London Evening Standard reports that he wanted the remaining year of his £100,000 per week contract paid in full for him to leave.
He has been left out of Tottenham's Premier League squad and Pochettino told reporters today: “He is clear with the situation and it’s not a problem for him or us. The situation was clear three or four months ago and today it is his decision to stay here.
“But it’s clear he’s not in my mind or in the club’s for the future of Tottenham. In football we look at the present and at tomorrow, never yesterday. Everything can change in football every day."
Tottenham travel to Sunderland on Sunday looking for their first win of the Premier League season after only picking up three points from their opening four games of the campaign.
Pochettino is quoted by the official club website as saying: “Christian is close but not yet fit. Mousa is doubtful. Clinton is also close and Sonny is in better condition because he has played, scored three goals for South Korea and he has trained well this week.”
The Spurs boss has said that he would like to see Harry Kane finding the net for his club this season after a successful international break where scored in each of England's two Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Pochettino is quoted in the Standard as saying that he was happy to see his number one forward find the net on international duty, and hopes it's the springboard Kane needs to find the net with regularity for his domestic employers.
He added: “It’s always important for a striker to score and it was a great goal against San Marino. He then scored quickly against Switzerland which was also very good. We need him.”