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Huge boost for Pochettino as injured Tottenham star could be fit to face Borussia Dortmund in Champions League

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Harry Kane after the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg

Harry Kane could make a quicker than expected recovery and return from his ankle injury, according to the Sun. The England captain sustained ligament damage in the 1-0 loss to Manchester United and was expected to be out until March.

However, the Sun claims that Tottenham’s medical staff are “optimistic” of the Englishman returning for the Champions League first-leg clash against Borussia Dortmund.

The forward will not play a part during this weekend’s clash against Leicester. The report adds that should Kane miss the Dortmund clash, he should be fit for the game against Burnley on 23rd February.

The Englishman has provided updates regarding his rehabilitation and took some time off to watch the Super Bowl in America.

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The New England Patriots won another Super Bowl and Kane was pictured alongside several NFL personalities, including quarterback Tom Brady.

Tottenham have missed Kane’s presence in the side and have had mixed results. The team exited both domestic cup competitions in a span of four days, but have kept their Premier League hopes alive.

Spurs scored late goals in the wins over Fulham, Watford and Newcastle United. This has kept us in third place, and we sit just six points behind leaders Liverpool.

Kane should not be rushed into playing before he is 100%, and if he returns for the Burnley game, it would be a bit of a miracle.

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The Englishman could be the difference as we chase the Premier League leaders and hopefully, he hits the ground running once he returns.

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Mourinho shares three transfer targets for Tottenham – including one Premier League star

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Jose Mourinho wants to sign Nemanja Matic, Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes

Jose Mourinho has shared his three main transfer targets to Daniel Levy, according to the Independent (h/t Express).

The report claims that Mourinho is hopeful of strengthening Tottenham in the winter window.

The three players that the new boss wants are Nemanja Matic, Ruben Dias and Bruno Fernandes (h/t Express).

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Bruno Fernandes scored 20 league goals for Sporting Lisbon in the last season (Image credit: Getty)

Mourinho knows Matic from their time at Chelsea and Manchester United. The Serbian midfielder is set to leave the Red Devils (h/t Express) and it will be interesting to see if the manager can nab him from his ex-club.

Portuguese stars to save Tottenham’s season?

Tottenham have struggled this season for consistency. We lie 14th in the Premier League and need a string of wins to close the gap on the top four.

Fernandes has been linked with a move to the Premier League too (h/t Express) and has been in fine form this season.

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Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year (Image credit: Getty)

The 25-year-old has eight goals this season and could provide more attacking quality to the midfield.

The report claims that Fernandes could replace Christian Eriksen, who is a free agent at the end of the season.

Dias is an interesting name, given that he is one of the brightest defenders in Portugal. The 22-year-old has forced his way into the national team and could be a long-term replacement for Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld (h/t Express).

Tottenham didn’t spend a lot during the winter windows under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if that changes in January as we start a new era with Mourinho at the helm.

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Spurs boss Mourinho interested in signing this 30-year-old La Liga veteran

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Jose Mourinho plots Gareth Bale return as new Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho is planning an incredible move to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

The new Tottenham boss has a lot of work to do after a tough start to the season. Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager, and there could be some big moves on the horizon.

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Gareth Bale helped Wales qualify for Euro 2020 (Image credit: Getty)

AS (h/t Sun) claims that Mourinho is plotting a move to bring Bale back to Tottenham. The Welsh winger joined Real from Spurs in 2013, however, he hasn’t had the best of relationships with current manager Zinedine Zidane (h/t Telegraph).

The 30-year-old seemed set to move to the Chinese Super League in the summer but Real blocked that move (h/t Sun).

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has also claimed that a winter move from the Spanish capital would not take place (h/t Sun).

Euro 2020 celebrations could see Bale move

The Welshman helped his nation seal a place in Euro 2020 and his celebrations didn’t go down well.

Bale and his teammates held a Welsh flag which said “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”.

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Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last year (Image credit: Getty)

That could open the door for Mourinho to swoop in but Manchester United are also keen on the 30-year-old (h/t Sun).

Bale could still do a job for a top club, but he isn’t a long-term solution given his age.

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It is going to be an interesting couple of months till the winter window for Mourinho. The Portuguese will have some time to judge the current crop of players and then make a decision on their futures.

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Tottenham boss Mourinho aims dig at former clubs with regards to playing young players

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Jose Mourinho aims dig at former clubs while speaking on Tottenham’s academy

Jose Mourinho has already taken a swipe at his former clubs regarding youth products.

The Portuguese became Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement after the Argentine was sacked.

Mou himself has been without a job since leaving Manchester United last year but seems ready to turn things around at Spurs.

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Jose Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea (Image credit: Getty)

The Portuguese doesn’t have a great track record of promoting youth players, however, he took a dig at his former clubs regarding this.

Tottenham have seen Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker-Peters come through the ranks, and Mourinho was open to handing young players chances.

The ‘Special One’ was speaking to the club’s channel and said (h/t Sun):

“There is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players to develop – not one.”

Mourinho, however, claimed that his former clubs didn’t actually have a good system in place, unlike Tottenham:

“The problem is that sometimes you get into clubs where the work that is below you is not good enough to produce these players.

“So I look to our history and you see that the academy is always giving talents the first team need.

“Of course I always look forward to working with that profile.”

Spurs to make a winning start under Mou?

Our first game under Mourinho isn’t easy with trip to the London Stadium.

West Ham are also struggling under Manuel Pellegrini, and this could be a big match for both sides.

Tottenham need a win to get their season going, and we could put the West Ham manager under more pressure by beating them.

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Spurs lie 14th in the Premier League and are 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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Mourinho accepted Tottenham role only after 18-month guarantee for this star

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Jose Mourinho joined Tottenham after 18-month Harry Kane guarantee

Jose Mourinho demanded that Tottenham do not sell Harry Kane for 18 months before agreeing to the job, according to the Express (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham sacked Mauricio Pochettino and quickly replaced the Argentine with the Portuguese.

Mourinho had been without a job since getting the sack at Manchester United last season but sought assurances over Kane’s future before committing to Spurs.

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Jose Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea (Image credit: Getty)

The report claims that Mourinho sees Kane as an integral part of the team and wants to win silverware with the club.

Daniel Levy agreed to the demand of keeping Kane till 2021 (h/t Daily Star) and Mourinho has a great record of winning titles during his managerial career.

However, three players could be on the chopping block by the former Chelsea and United manager.

Three big names to be let go off

The new Spurs manager is open to selling Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld if they do not sign new deals (h/t Daily Star).

The trio are free agents at the end of the season and it will be interesting to see what happens to them in the January window.

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Jan Vertonghen is a free agent at the end of this season (Image credit: Getty)

Mou has to work with the players at hand but could use the funds from the trios sale in the January window (h/t Daily Star).

Tottenham have a decent squad, even if we take our the out of contract trio, and this could be one of Mou’s biggest tests ever.

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We lie 11 points outside the top four but have 2/3rd of the season left to go. Mourinho has worked magic in the past, and the ‘Special One’ could turn things around for us too.

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