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What the Papers Say 12-18 Aug

Posted on 15 August 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Reports, comment and transfer tittle-tattle on all things Spurs from the national tabloid press.

Sunday August 18

Sunday's rumours include Neil Sullivan going to Manchester United, Glenn Hoddle turning his attentions to Ajax striker Rafael Van Der Vaart (Mirror) and Glenn heading the chase for PSG defender Frederic Dehu (People).

Thursday August 15

The papers report that Gus Poyet could be out for eight months after a training setback following the knee injury he sustained at Gillingham in pre-season.

It is suggested that Gus has suffered cruciate knee ligament damage.

Tim Sherwood has been linked with a £400,000 switch to Portsmouth, while Oyvind Leonhardsen is reported to be having trials with German outfit Schalke.

The Mail also reports that Chris Armstrong is in talks with Bolton about joining before the start of the season.

Wednesday August 14

Manager Glenn Hoddle has no interest in signing Brazilian star Ricardinho from Corinthians.

Newspaper and TV reports have linked Spurs with the 24-year-old midfielder and a Corinthian official has been quoted as saying: "There is strong interest from Tottenham".

Corinthian officials did visit the club over the weekend, but Director of Football, David Pleat, insists that Glenn has no interest in any of their available players.

"We entertained officials from the Corinthians club who were over here on a visit from Brazil at which time it was mentioned that they were hoping to transfer players from their club to England," said David.

"It was made quite clear to them that Glenn currently has no interest in any of their players as those that they wish to sell play in positions that we do not require."

We were also linked in Wednesday's papers with Stockport's Robert Clare. David Pleat was reported in the Mail as having watched the England youth centre-half on Saturday.

"With the season now beginning, Tottenham scouts will be out and about once again making sure that any young talent in the lower leagues is well covered," confirmed David.

In fact he was at Highfield Road on Saturday enjoying Coventry v Sheffield United and was therefore surprised to read that he'd been to watch Stockport at Colchester that same afternoon and had recommended Clare!

Tuesday August 13

The Sun linked us with Danish striker Peter Madsen.

Monday August 12

The papers report on our 2-2 draw with Lazio on Sunday at the Lane and pay particular attention to Jamie Redknapp - scorer of the spectacular second goal.

The reports carry quotes from Glenn on how he will approach dealing with Jamie's fitness worries and says that the real Jamie Redknapp is still in there waiting to come out.

Read what Glenn had to say on Jamie by clicking HERE