In an article first published in France yesterday it is said that Fredi was unhappy with our whole approach to the situation.
But Fredi moved quickly to put the matter straight when that report appeared in the English press this morning.
"There is no problem between the club and I," agreed Fredi. "Why would I say this to a journalist when all is fine? It doesn't make sense.
"I want to play for Mali and all at Spurs have accepted that. There has been no falling out and the club has always acted in a most proper way with me.
"My sole concentration now is on our game at Leeds tomorrow."
A more detailed interview with Fredi will appear here later today...
Fredi Kanoute has refuted reports in today's newspapers in which he is claimed to have criticised the club over the Mali affair.