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Mauricio Pochettino recently confirmed that defender Toby Alderweireld has returned to training but would not be available for the clash with Chelsea on Saturday. The Belgian international has not played since the 1-1 draw with West Brom in October. Alderweireld is undoubtedly one of the biggest forces behind Tottenham’s strong defence. It is not surprising that the club has not kept a clean sheet in the last six matches of all competitions in the absence of the 27-year-old.

Tottenham were very much hoping that Alderweireld would be able to make it to the Chelsea match on Saturday. Now that he has been ruled out, it is undoubtedly a setback for the team going into the game at Stamford Bridge. There is, however, some positive news as the manager has confirmed that Alderweireld will be back for the game against Swansea City in the first week of December. As cited by Squawka, Pochettino said:

“Yes it’s true our expectation was to recover him. We miss him a lot but we are happy. Today he was involved with the squad with the ball.

“I don’t want to be wrong again. Hopefully he will be back as soon as possible. Tomorrow we will see if he can do the whole training session and next week will be key.”

Alderweireld has just returned to training and he may very well start against the league’s bottom club. It will actually fit in nicely towards his recovery back to the first team action, as Swansea have been one of the worst teams in the division so far with no wins since the opening day of the season.

Pochettino admitted that Spurs were banking heavily on getting Alderweireld for the game against Chelsea. The club have to focus heavily on the Premier League after having just been knocked out of the Champions League at the group stages.

A 2-1 defeat against Monaco saw Tottenham exit in the Champions League after just five games. Their participation in the Europa League knockout stages hangs in the balance with the club facing stiff competition from CSKA Moscow. The game against Monaco probably signified the importance of Alderweireld. Within minutes after having equalised, Tottenham conceded straight from the kick-off as the game went from sadness to ecstasy and then back to sadness again.

Tottenham have quickly addressed one of the biggest problems in recent weeks – scoring goals – by simply getting Harry Kane back into the first-team. The England international has scored four goals in his last three games for the club since his return from an eight-week injury layoff. In the past, Kane has taken time to warm up and find a goal scoring form. Thankfully, the 23-year-old did not need the same this time around and Spurs still remain in a strong position as far as the Premier League is concerned.

Despite a run of just one win in the last five matches, Spurs incredibly remain only one point behind Arsenal and a further point behind Manchester City. The Champions League knockout stage aspirations may have ended, but the top four race still offers great motivation.

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AS Roma reject move from Tottenham for Edin Dzeko

Tottenham’s move to sign Edin Dzeko has been rejected by AS Roma, according to Corriere dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The two-time Premier League winner left Manchester City for Roma close to three years ago. Dzeko has been one of the top performers for the Serie A giants and has eight goals and two assists for them this season.

The 33-year-old was decent during his time at Manchester, and the report claims that Tottenham see him as the perfect back-up for Harry Kane.

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Edin Dzeko joined AS Roma from Manchester City (Image credit: Getty)

The Englishman has been in great touch under Jose Mourinho, but we don’t have senior cover for the striker.

Troy Parrott could get some minutes if Kane needs a break while Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura cal also lead the line.

Roma have no intention of selling Dzeko

The Bosnian has scored 95 goals for Roma and they have said that the striker is not for sale (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham could do with another striker coming in with us allowing two senior forwards to leave in the previous summer.

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Harry Kane scored twice against Serbian side Red Star (Image credit: Getty)

Mourinho could do with more players coming in the January window, and it will be interesting to see what his plans are.

Spurs have been better under him than Mauricio Pochettino, however, we are far from the final product.

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Mourinho has lost just one game in charge of Spurs, and his next Premier League clash is away to Wolves on Sunday.

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Mourinho hopeful of keeping rising Tottenham star despite interest from other clubs

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Jose Mourinho hopeful of keeping Tory Parrott at Tottenham

Troy Parrott is one of the brightest talents at Tottenham. The 17-year-old Irish striker made his Premier League debut in the 5-0 win over Burnley and had featured in the Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester too.

The forward has already played for the Irish senior side, and there are great things expected from him.

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Troy Parrott made his senior debut for Spurs in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

However, the youngster has only 18 months left on his contract and has attracted the interest from several European clubs (h/t Sun).

Jose Mourinho is keen to keep hold of the 17-year-old and is hopeful of convincing him to stay at Tottenham, according to the Evening Standard (h/t Sun).

Mourinho has some tough decisions to take as Spurs boss. Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld are all free agents in the summer.

Spurs need to keep hold of Parrott

The youngster is a great talent and it will interesting to see how many games he plays this season.

The report claims that Parrott could feature against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tomorrow.

Spurs can’t mix the team up much later in the season as we are out of the Carabao Cup. However, Parrott could play in the FA Cup too.

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Mourinho has changed things around since replacing Mauricio Pochettino and dealing with Parrott is one of his biggest challenges at the moment.

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Tottenham keeping tabs on 9-goal striker to provide cover for Harry Kane

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Tottenham keeping tabs on Galatasaray striker Vedat Muriqi

Tottenham are one of several clubs interested in 25-year-old forward Vedat Muriqi, according to Sporx (h/t Sun).

The lanky forward scored against England for Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier and has been prolific for Galatasaray too.

Muriqi has scored nine goals and provided two assists from 13 Turkish league games this season.

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Vedat Muriqi (L) is great at winning headers (Image credit: Getty)

The centre-forward has six goals and two assists for Kosovo over the past season and is great in the air.

The report claims that we are interested in signing a back-up for Harry Kane but there are others keen on the 25-year-old.

Leicester City are interested in the Kosovo striker but so are Lazio, Frankfurt and Monaco (h/t Sun).

Spurs could do with cover for Kane given that we allowed Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen to leave in the previous summer window.

We didn’t sign any replacements and that could be a problem if Kane picks up an injury.

The Englishman was in great touch in the 5-0 win over Burnley and scored a brace too.

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Harry Kane scored twice against Serbian side Red Star (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham returning to winning ways

Spurs bounced back from their defeat to Manchester United with an easy win over the Clarets.

Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko all scored with Kane too. We need to keep picking up the wins as Chelsea lie six points ahead of us in fourth place.

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We face Bayern Munich in the next game before a tough trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

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Premier League rivals demand £50million for Tottenham-linked star

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Norwich want £50m for Tottenham-linked Ben Godfrey

Ben Godfrey is one of the young stars doing their best for Norwich City this season.

Daniel Farke’s team lie in the relegation zone but have put in some quality performances. The 21-year-old centre-back has featured in all of the Canaries’ games this season and has been linked with Tottenham (h/t Daily Star).

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Ben Godfrey has done well for Norwich City this season (Image credit: Getty)

However, the English defender will not come on the cheap with the Canaries’ valuing him at £50m, according to The Athletic (h/t Daily Star).

Arsenal are also keen on the rising star but Tottenham have another Norwich defender on their minds too (h/t Daily Star).

Max Aarons, one of Norwich’s full-backs, is also being linked with Jose Mourinho’s team (h/t Daily Star).

There is interest from foreign clubs too with Borussia Dortmund and Lyon keen on Godfrey, according to the report.

Norwich are open to selling him but they are only willing to let him leave for £50m (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham’s defensive issues

We could do with another centre-back coming in as two of our stars are free agents in the summer.

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Toby Aldeweireld is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are in the final year of their deals, and it will be interesting to see what happens with the pair.

Godfrey has looked decent for Norwich, but stepping up for a bigger club will be a real challenge for the youngster.

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We have kept just one clean sheet under Mourinho, and that came in our last game.

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