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Posted on 25 May 2001  - 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).

We take a look at what the papers have to say about Tottenham Hotspur.

FRIDAY MAY 25

THE MIRROR
Goodbye Sol, hello Arsenal

DAILY MAIL
Sol on his way

Sol Campbell is back in the news with the Mirror and Mail claiming that he has said his goodbyes at White Hart Lane.

The Mirror suggests that Arsenal will be big Sol's destination, but says he will also be talking to Liverpool, Leeds and Chelsea, while the Mail states that treble-winners Liverpool are favourites for this summer's most coveted signature.

THURSDAY MAY 24

No Spurs-related stories in today's papers.

WEDNESDAY MAY 23

THE TIMES

Sheringham lined-up for return to Tottenham

DAILY MAIL

Sheringham on his way

THE SUN

Spurs take second sip of Sheri

THE MIRROR

Sheri says 'yes' to a White Hart return

THE INDEPENDENT

Sheringham heads back to Spurs

Speculation mounts that we've offered Teddy Sheringham a two-year deal to return to the Lane.

TUESDAY MAY 22

THE SUN

Hod's Ziege KO

Charlie Wyett says Liverpool have turned down a £3.8m bid from Glenn Hoddle for full-back Christian Ziege.

DAILY EXPRESS

Ferdinand new deal

THE SUN

Ferdy signs new deal

Both papers report the club's announcement that Les Ferdinand had agreed a new, two-year deal. Les is quoted in both admitting: "This will be my last contract and I'd urge Sol and Darren to sign up as well."

THE MIRROR

Inter in for Sol

The Mirror report Inter Milan technical director Gabriele Oriali admitting that Patrick Vieira and Sol Campbell were top of his shopping list. "We are interested in Sol but it's looking difficult to get him away from Spurs," he said.

MONDAY MAY 21

MATCH REFLECTIONS

DAILY MIRROR

Tottenham Off-Spur

DAILY MAIL

Two-time losers

DAILY STAR

A-four I go

THE SUN

Steve in an outstanding man and a terrific coach...he'll do well

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Season ends with own goal for champions

THE GUARDIAN

After the United fallout, Ferguson faces up to job and a half

THE TIMES

Campbell puts onus on Spurs to resolve future

THE GUARDIAN

Should I stay or should I go now

The Monday reflective pieces continue along the same road as the Sundays with Sir Alex Ferguson's future the only real angle.

OTHER STORIES

THE SUN

Sol will stay UK

Sol Campbell is quoted in most newpapers about his future. "The ball is in Spurs' court now. There are ups and downs in negotiations. We'll see in the next two or three weeks what happens but there is no hurry. But I can say that playing abroad is not in my mind at the moment."

SUNDAY MAY 20

MATCH REPORTS

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Ferguson denies United walk out

SUNDAY TIMES

Champions fade at finish

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Spurs feast on a United divided

THE OBSERVER

Sad end for Fergie

SUNDAY EXPRESS

So simple for Simon

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Ferdinand is in party mood as United slump

SUNDAY MIRROR

Willem the conqueror stuns Reds

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Don't let Fergie go

SUNDAY PEOPLE

Ferg-et it...I'm not leaving

Sir Alex Ferguson's future at United predictably hogs the headlines although there is praise for our performance and in-particularly Simon Davies.

OTHER STORIES

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Sol wants £29m deal

The NOWT's Planet Football gossip area suggests Sol Campbell wants £100,000 per week after tax to stay at the Lane. The same pages link us with a move for Charlton full-back Paul Konchesky.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Hod bids £5.5m for Southgate

The Mirror links us with a move for Aston Villa defender Gareth Southgate.

SATURDAY MAY 19

THE MIRROR

Hod: Stay Sol, we're ambitious

Hoddle wants Sheri back home at Spurs

DAILY EXPRESS

Sheringham's young enough for Tottenham

John Cross reports on yesterday's contract negotiations between the club and Sol Campbell, with boss Glenn Hoddle quoted: "There's a lot more communicating to be done over the next three to four weeks and we don't expect an immediate decision." Meanwhile, John Dillon and the Express's Paul Joyce report Glenn's thoughts on any possible move for Teddy Sheringham. Glenn said: ""We know he might be available, and he is someone I have admired for many, many years. He is a player of quality. But I don't know whether he feels it is right to leave United. Teddy may be in a position where he feels United is the place where he wants to see out his career."

THE SUN

Hod hunts £5m Ziege

Mike Ellis suggests Liverpool will sell their German full-back if they can recoup the £5m they paid to Middlesbrough for him.