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Posted on 8 June 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).

Titbits and transfer teasers from the national popular prints...


Not much on Spurs today as the papers continue to reflect on England's World Cup win over Greece in Athens, but a snippet in the Mirror suggests that Liverpool are ready to hijack the move of Seth Johnson from Derby to Rangers.

The connection being, that Gerard Houllier is seeking to replace Christian Ziege who, the report says, is close to a £5m switch to Spurs.


Make your mind up Sol

Soccer Shots

Arsenal's last-ditch Sol offer

Sherwood in demand
Both papers say Arsenal have submitted their tender for the services of Sol Campbell, but fear they could lose out to Inter Milan. Arsenal's bid, which is thought to work out at around £100,000 per week is reported in the Mirror to have been dwarfed by Inter's, which apparently exceeds his original demands.

The Mirror also say Liverpool have made a 'continental size' counter, while Barcelona have also been in touch. Sol is supposed to favour Italy over Spain.

The Star say Arsenal have refused to smash their pay structure and would not pay Sol any more than top earners Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. They are said to be demanding an answer or Arsene Wenger will look elsewhere and the Star predicts that Liverpool head the field in the race to capture Sol.

Wolves are reported to have launched a £3m bid for Tim Sherwood. Manager Dave Jones is sais to want an experienced campaigner to lead Wolves' fight for promotion and the Molineux outfit are supposedly ready to match Tim's current salary package.

The Mirror goes on to repeat Wednesday's Ronny Johnsen link, while claiming Glenn is considering whether to up his bid for Liverpool's Christian Ziege. The German is now thought to interest Fulham.

Anderton to miss out on sick pay
The Express claim that Darren Anderton could be offered a 'pay as you play' deal for next season, saying that the club is concerned about getting value for money in terms of appearances for the England international.

Sports Agenda
An item in Charlie Sale's diary column suggests that football club support staff are very much in demand, with Chelsea masseur Terry Byrne said to be wanted by Arsenal, Spurs and Watford. The column also claims that Spurs believe Southampton's sports psychologist John Syer has agreed to join Glenn at The Lane.


Spurs in £3m Ronny Swoop

Hoddle eyes Johnsen

Ronny Johnsen will replace Sol Campbell at the Lane, according to a snippets in the Sun and Express. Short reports state that the 32-year-old Norwegian is poised for a £3m switch. The Express links Oyvind Leonhardsen with a £2m move to Charlton.

Rebrov is no quitter

Another snippet quotes Sergei as saying: "I've no interest in leaving Tottenham." Our diminutive striker had been linked with a move to AC Milan during bouts of unfounded speculation.


Hoddle plotting £5m swoop to rescue Ziege

Glenn is once again linked with the signature of Liverpool's out-of-favour full-back Christian Ziege. The Mirror reports that talks have already started and a deal should go through in the next fortnight.

David Pleat is quoted as saying: "A move for Christian Ziege has been discussed at management level."

For his part, Ziege has distanced himself from quotes claiming he wishes to return to Bayern Munich. The German international states that he said he would encourage any player to accept an offer from the European champions should they receive one.

Meanwhile, the papers report on Teddy Sheringham's England press conference, in which he says Sol's decision to stay or go had no bearing on him deciding to return to the Lane.


Eager Ziege

The Express are the only paper to go with the angle that we will face competition for Christian Ziege from Bayern Munich after the German full-back made his feelings clear at the weekend. We have been linked with Ziege since the close of the season. He said: "I'd be lying if I said it wasn't my aim to rejoin Bayern. I no longer fell that I am being given a fair chance at Liverpool, and a change of scene would be the sensible thing for me."