Mido back at Roma as Kelly signs Spurs deal

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The Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly has signed a new one-year contract - but Mido is returning to Roma after 18 months on loan.

Kelly, who had been linked with a move to Birmingham, would have been out of contract this summer, but the Republic of Ireland international has agreed to stay. The 22-year-old is unlikely to have Mido as a team-mate next season, however, after Tottenham said talks to sign the Egyptian striker permanently from Roma had broken down. Mido made 27 starts and scored 14 goals for Tottenham. He missed the last four games of last season and Tottenham agreed a deal to sign £11m Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov from Bayer Leverkusen as a replacement.

Tottenham have also decided to release the Serbia and Montenegro centre-back Goran Bunjevcevic, while veteran Morocco defender Noureddine Naybet also departs.