Sport Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in five games since his return to the team

The Portuguese manager gave Villas-Boas just 45 minutes of action this season having isolated him from the first-team squad

Roberto Soldado opened the scoring on his Tottenham debut with a penalty in the 50th minute

Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 match report: Roberto Soldado scores winning goal on his debut from penalty sport

Perhaps Crystal Palace were a little too grateful to be back in the Premier League, a little too respectful towards a team expected to challenge for a Champions League despite the apparently impending loss of the world’s first 100-million euro player.

Andre Villas-Boas is preparing for his second season with the same club for the first time in his career

Andre Villas-Boas admits he turned down chance to leave Tottenham during the summer to stay with the club he says are 'on the verge of something big'

Portuguese manager will start his second season with the same club for the first time in his career and believes that Spurs are in a stronger position than ever before

Spurs signings from left, Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho. Arsenal's sole signing this summer has been Yaya Sanogo, far right

Analysis: The new Premier League season will only really start when all the transfer deals are done

Premier League in transfer limbo while big names are still agitating for moves

Andre Villas-Boas, left, has got the best out of Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale tells Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas he would like to work with him in the future

Spurs winger has a good relationship with his current manager despite his impending transfer to Real Madrid

Roberto Soldado looks set to join Spurs after a deal was agreed with his current club Valencia

Transfer news: Valencia announce £26m fee with Tottenham agreed for Roberto Soldado - but it's not yet a done deal

Fee has been agreed although talks are on-going between Spurs and the player's agent

Vlad Chiriches, in action for Steaua Bucharest agains Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich, has been linked with a move to Tottenham

Tottenham react to Jan Vertonghen injury by increasing interest in Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches

Injury to central defender and release of Wiliam Gallas has left Spurs short at the back, and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori is also believed to be on the radar

<b>Julio Cesar - £4m</b>
<br/>The Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper seems to have been floating around Europe, with links to both Arsenal and Napoli this summer after QPR want to offload him due to his inflated salary as they prepare for life in the Championship. A £4m bid should be enough to sign the former Uefa Goalkeeper of the Year, who caught the eye with some brilliant performances last season despite Rangers' relegation.

The Gareth Bale transfer XI: Who could Tottenham sign if they sell star player to Real Madrid?

Spurs would have enough money to sign a brand new starting XI with the money that selling Gareth Bale would generate

Nacer Chadli

Transfer news: Nacer Chadli completes £7m move to Tottenham

The 23-year-old joins from FC Twente

Vertonghen is carried off injured

Tottenham await news on Jan Vertonghen injury sustained during defeat to Sunderland

The defender had to be stretchered off

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Sunderland

Transfer news: Tottenham target Christian Benteke withdraws transfer request and signs a new contract with Aston Villa

Striker completes surprising U-turn following link with £25m move to Tottenham as he signs a four-year-deal to stay at Villa Park

Paulinho was voted third-best player at the Confederations Cup

Paulinho deal could be completed today as Brazilian arrives at Tottenham for a medical

Midfielder looks set to complete £17m deal to White Hart Lane as Spurs beat off competition from Real Madrid

Paulinho

Brazil midfielder Paulinho says he will join Tottenham following £17m offer

The 24-year-old is currently playing in the Confederations Cup

Gareth Bale has three years left on his contract at Tottenham

Andre-Villas Boas insists Gareth Bale will not be leaving Tottenham for Real Madrid this summer

Spurs boss adament that Welsh star will stay with the club amid constant speculation that he will leave

Franco Baldini

Franco Baldini joins Tottenham as technical director

The former England assistant joins from Roma

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Andre Villas-Boas 'open' to talks with PSG after mega-rich side put him on short-list

The Tottenham manager has two years left on his deal at White Hart Lane

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