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Tottenham’s miserable run continued after the team extended their winless run to six matches following a narrow 1-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. Spurs have not won any game since the 2-0 win over Manchester City before the last international break. They have since suffered four draws and two defeats, with both losses coming in the Champions League. On Wednesday night, there were more reasons for manager Mauricio Pochettino to be concerned with the team as midfielder Mousa Dembele appeared to have suffered an ankle injury.

It only increases the pressure on a Tottenham squad that already looks stretched and devoid of ideas without key players like Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld. Pochettino confirmed after the game that Dembele’s substitution was not practical and it was because the player was suffering with an injury. According to Squawka, he said:

“He was injured. He asked me to come off, he twisted his ankle. It wasn’t tactical. Mousa Dembele is an important player for us but [the injury] is not an excuse.

“We need to improve and change some things. We are in a bad moment. After Manchester City we don’t win and we need to be critical and find answers.”

These are testing times for Spurs, but the club will only learn in the next few days the true extent of Dembele’s injury. This injury comes at a time when Kane and Toby Alderweireld are closer towards a first-team return than ever before. It would not be surprising to see the latter in the weekend’s game against Arsenal. As another international break is just around the corner, Pochettino will only be glad that there are no more games for a 15-day period after the weekend. It would give Spurs some much needed time to reflect on the last month.

Dembele has certainly not been having the best of times lately. He missed the first four matches of the season with a suspension that continued from last campaign. Upon his return, he has been unable to make much of an impact due to constant shuffling around the pitch. Midfielder Eric Dier has been playing at the back in order to compensate for the lack of Alderweireld. Dembele looks almost certain to miss the game against Arsenal during the weekend. Pochettino will be hoping that the midfielder does not have to face any more time on the sidelines.

Dembele was almost an ever-present for Spurs last season and he made 29 appearances in the league. His passing skills, vision, and ability to cover ground were major factors in the club’s third place finish. The 29-year-old is yet to score or assist a goal in seven appearances for Spurs. However, he has been a major influence in the first team since his return. As he has a whopping 94% success rate when it comes to passing, Spurs are likely to miss his efficiency against the Gunners on Sunday.

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Pochettino rejected the chance to swap Christian Eriksen for this world-class Serie A star

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Spurs transfer news: Pochettino rejected the chance of Dybala-Eriksen swap

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino rejected a deal which would have seen Paulo Dybala replace Christian Eriksen at Tottenham.

The Argentine attacker had a below-average season last time around while Eriksen had spoken about taking up a new challenge after the Champions League final.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of this season, and the report claims that Pochettino was hopeful that Eriksen would sign a new deal with the club.

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The manager refused to enter negotiations with Juventus, but the Italian giants are among the favourites to sign the Tottenham star alongside Barcelona (h/t Daily Mail).

Tottenham cannot sign any players now while Eriksen is free to negotiate with foreign teams in January given that his contract is expiring.

Spurs failing with talks

The report adds that Tottenham have failed with their attempts of a contract renewal for the Danish midfielder and Eriksen is not willing to accept a new offer from the club.

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Losing Eriksen for a free would be a major blow for Spurs and hopefully, we can get some money by selling the Dane in the January window, just as we did with Mousa Dembele.

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The 27-year-old is one of the best in the Premier League and it will be interesting to see how we deal with this situation in the coming months.

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Tottenham send scouts to watch 16-year-old who starred against PSG

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham scout Rennes youngster Camavinga

The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham had sent scouts over to watch Eduardo Camavinga in action against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.

The 16-year-old put up an excellent display against the French champions and helped Rennes defeat the Parisians.

The defensive midfielder set up the match-winning goal and was excellent throughout the night as PSG struggled to get the better of Rennes.

Eduardo Camavinga

The report claims that Manchester City and Arsenal also sent scouts to watch Camavinga at the weekend, and Tottenham were interested in the teenager last season too.

The Angola-born midfielder has also gained the attention of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid (h/t Daily Mail), and the youngster is already being compared to another French talent, Paul Pogba.

Camavinga has a long way to go in his career but he is one of the brightest talents coming through the French system.

Tottenham have already raided France this summer

Spurs made one of the best moves in the summer by landing Tanguy Ndombele, and the Frenchman has been one of the bright spots so far this season.

Camavinga could be a great addition to the team but we need to see how he does in the coming months.

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Last season saw him break into the Rennes senior team and if he can continue his performances at a high level, there will be some serious offers for the 16-year-old.

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“Mistake”, “For shame” – Some Tottenham fans can’t believe in-form star has been omitted by national side

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Latest Spurs news: Lo Celso called-up for Argentina squad but Lamela omitted

Tottenham’s summer signing Giovani Lo Celso got a few minutes in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City and has been called up for the Argentina national team squad.

The former Real Betis and PSG midfielder featured for the side in their Copa America journey during the summer, and it will be interesting to see if he starts for us in our next game.

The 23-year-old is one of the most talented players from South America but needs time to adjust to the league after joining Tottenham on deadline day.

Although Lo Celso has done well in the past season, there was one surprise omission from the call-up list.

Where is Coco?

Erik Lamela has been one of the bright spots for Spurs this season and had two important moments in the draw against the Cityzens. The Argentine caught Ederson out of position for our first equaliser and it was his delivery that Lucas Moura turned into the net in the second half.

Lamela struggled for fitness in the previous campaign, but he could be an important player for us this season.

Tottenham didn’t sign any wingers in the summer and if Lamela stays fit, we should see more magic from the Argentine.

Many Tottenham fans were pleased for Lo Celso but were surprised at Lamela’s exclusion.

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Tottenham star uninterested in £200,000-a-week contract as he eyes exit

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Spurs transfer news: Eriksen won’t enter contract talks despite £200,000-a-week offer

Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of the season and the Mirror claims that the Dane has received no offers from other clubs so far.

The Dane is one of the best in the Premier League and Tottenham’s officials are confused as to why the midfielder isn’t sitting down for contract talks (h/t Mirror).

The report claims that Eriksen has been offered £200,000-a-week by Spurs, and that would make him one of the highest earners under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the Dane wants a move to either Barcelona, Juventus or Real Madrid (h/t Mirror).

The European transfer window is open until 2nd September, and Tottenham can sell players to foreign clubs.

Eriksen is playing a dangerous game

The report adds that Eriksen’s representatives aren’t willing to discuss a new contract with Spurs. However, none of the clubs has made any inclination to sign the Tottenham star.

This leaves Eriksen’s future in limbo and he could remain at Tottenham beyond the window should a club fail to register a quality bid.

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Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

Dealing with Daniel Levy will be another problem for any club wanting to sign Eriksen, but Spurs have to play the game right.

Losing Eriksen for free would be a major error in our transfer business as we could get a decent sum from his sale this summer.

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However, keeping him until the end of this season could see him join a Premier League rival, which would be a huge blow for us.

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