Most of the transfer news this morning concerns possible departures from White Hart Lane and while AC Milan have been linked with two of our players this week, their vice-president Adriano Galliano has dismissed reports of moves for either Rafael van der Vaart or Sandro.
Speaking to the Italian press, Galliani said: “Van der Vaart? I think not.”
Without specifically mentioning Sandro, he went on to say: “If none of our top players leave, which I don’t think they will, then Milan will make just one signing – a left-sided midfielder.”
Meanwhile Tim Sherwood has suggested that the club want to keep Jermain Defoe: “It’s hard enough to go and sign a player like Jermain Defoe, so you don’t want to let him walk out your door readily.
“He obviously hasn’t played as much as he would’ve liked but that’s due to having a big squad.”
One player who could be cleared to go is Sebastian Bassong who believes he has gone from ‘heaven to hell’ at Tottenham,
“For a bit I felt lost because I haven’t faced this situation before in my career. I feel that I have gone backwards, like I have gone from heaven to hell.
“I am a guy who simply has to play. I would never just sit there and take the money. I am reaching an age where, if I don’t play week in, week out, and if I don’t feel real trust in me, then I can’t stay, no matter which club it is.”
So if you believe what you read, it’s Bassong out and Defoe, VDV and Sandro firmly in.