Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, failed to keep his promises regarding new signings. Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas revealed his side of the story about his departure from Tottenham a year ago. Villas-Boas, currently the head coach of Russian side Zenit St Petersburg, spent 18 months at Spurs before being replaced by Tim Sherwood. The Portuguese claims that Tottenham failed to acquire the targets he had chosen to replace Gareth Bale, who left the club to join Real Madrid for a world record A?85.3m. Villas-Boas also suggested that the director of football, Franco Baldini, might be on his way out of the club. ai???The chairman proposed a challenge to increase Tottenhamai??i??s competitive level, but immediately [Luka] Modric left and we didnai??i??t get any of the targets I had identified such as JoA?o Moutinho, Willian, Oscar or Leandro DamiA?o,ai??? he told Portuguese television. ai???These were promises that were not kept. I […]

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing forward Seydou Doumbia and defender Fabian Delph from CSKA Moscow and Aston Villa respectively. Recent reports indicate that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing striker Seydou Doumbia from CSKA Moscow in the January transfer window. However, the strikerai??i??s buy-out clause worth A?25 million can be the barrier for Spurs to see the deal through. Doumbiaai??i??s wage demands might not concern Tottenham as the forward earns around A?54,000-a-week, which is well within Tottenhamai??i??s range. Spurs may be reluctant in spending A?25 million on the 26-year old and will try to convince CSKA Moscow to lower their asking price. Doumbia has been in great goal-scoring form since moving to the club in 2010 and has a contract that runs till the end of the summer of 2016. Doumbia is currently discussing a new deal with CSKA Moscow, who are no longer involved in European competitions. Pochettino might be looking to sign Doumbia to bolster his attack […]

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Morgan Schneiderlin has reportedly refused to extend his Southampton contract sparking fresh rumours of exit. Morgan Schneiderlin has alerted Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as fresh reports of the Southampton midfielder reluctant to sign a new contract have emerged. According to Mirror, the defensive midfielder has shown no interest in extending his stay despite Saints offering him a deal of around A?50,000-per-week. Southampton had blocked Schneiderlinai??i??s move to Tottenham in the summer which would have been worth a A?10 million. Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who managed Schneiderlin at Southampton, is said to be interested in bringing the French international to White Hart Lane and wants to make another bid for the player in January. Schneiderlin had previously hinted that he may leave Southampton for a big club at the end of the season, but recent reports indicate that the midfielder might be tempted to walk out the exit door in January itself. Also interested in signing […]

Going into Saturdayai??i??s North London Derby, both Arsenal and Tottenham find themselves in the middle of acclimating to new circumstances. Arsenal have to build cohesion in a side with new players like Alexis Sanchez and gain an understanding of how to best operate in 4-1-4-1 system that Wenger has decided to go with this season. Tottenham have to understand how to execute the game plan of a new manager (again). This time they must adjust to the high lines, high pressing, counter pressing, quick passing, and direct style of Mauricio Pochettino. It seems a shame that a derby match must occur with these two teams not close to reaching their potential. While that may lead to a match of a lower caliber, with respect to footballing quality, it makes this match a bit more unpredictable.