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What The Papers Say: July 14-20

Posted on 20 July 2003  - 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).

A round-up of the Spurs news making the daily press...

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Most papers report on Helder Postiga's second goal in as many friendlies in our 3-2 win at Wycombe. There are also brief links with Kenny Miller of Wolves, Millwall's Steven Reid and Kevin Phillips while going the other way, Neil Sullivan is linked with Rangers, Darren Anderton to Portsmouth again and Rohan Ricketts on loan to Colchester.

The Independent and Telegraph run a denial from chairman Daniel Levy concerning a takeover of the club from Venezuelen businessmen while the Star says transport chiefs have given the green light to local area regeneration and we are set to rebuild White Hart Lane.

No Spurs news today.

All the papers run with us agreeing a fee with Brighton for striker Bobby Zamora. Ben Thatcher's move to Leicester City is also reported everywhere.

The Sun, Mirror, Star and Mail all run short reports all angling on Hester Postiga's first goal for us in Wednesday's 2-0 friendly win at Stevenage Borough. David Hytner also talks to Gus Poyet about Postiga's settling in period in the Express.

The Sun and Mirror run briefs with quotes from our interview with Christian Ziege. The Mirror also say Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp hopes to hold more talks with Darren Anderton and that Middlesbrough are in for Charlton's Scott Parker after we had a £3.5m turned down. The Times link us and Portsmouth with a move for Sunderland's Kevin Phillips.

Most newspapers report Portsmouth pulling out of a deal to take Darren Anderton to Fratton Park. The Sun and Express say we've had a £3.5m bid for Scott Parker turned down while the Star go big on us 're-entering' the race to sign Sunderland's Kevin Phillips, also mentioned in the Mirror.

Elsewhere, the Independent and Mail report our statement confirming that the club is in the early stages of considering a fund-raising in conjunction with its advisers to secure additional new funds.

Just about a full house as the Sun, Star, Mail, Mirror, Guardian and Express all report Portsmouth's bid to take Darren Anderton back to Fratton Park.

Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric is quoted: "We have made Darren an offer which is much higher than I was originally prepared to make. But I have done it because he's a good player who Harry Redknapp rates very highly and I cannot question the manager's judgement after what we achieved last season."