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Streuth! Pleat denies Oz link

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).

Our director of football David Pleat has rubbished reports that Johannes Oleczek is joining the club for £300,000.

Several media sources lifted a story on midassoccer.com which claimed the Australian defender was heading for White Hart Lane, and quoted the player as confirming the transfer.

"Yeah, I'm stoked by this offer," Oleczek is reported to have said. "I just can't wait to sign on and join the Premier League."

Yet his club, Hawthorn Rangers, are not registered as a senior outfit in Australia and the story seems more than a little wide of the mark.

"There is not an ounce or shred of truth in it," confirmed Pleat, when quizzed on the matter, and it is unlikely that Spurs fans will hear any more of the 21-year-old.