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Although the Spurs manager insists they won't leave themselves short
Messi is not named for the first time since 2007 while is arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo tops his Ballon d'Or award off with a seventh consecutive inclusion
Townsend's comeback from a hamstring injury was put on hold after Spurs' Under-21's fixture at Bishop's Stortford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch
The Portuguese coach was sacked following a sluggish start to the season
A look ahead to this weekend’s clash at the Emirates
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that no one will leave the Santiago Bernabeu this January but Arsene Wenger still believes he can lure the Spaniard to the Emirates
Roberto Martinez says the Toffees wouldn't be tempted to part with the youngster even if they received a 'Gareth Bale-sized valuation'
We look back at 12 months of unforgettable action
Villas-Boas is said to have wanted Hulk, Joao Moutinho and David Villa but instead saw Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli join the club
Super-wealthy French club are eyeing a move for England right back
Spurs entertain the Hammers in the quarter-final of the Capital One Cup
Carlo Ancelotti hopeful latest knock will not be serious for the world's most expensive player
Spurs suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend
Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 to maintain their winning home run this season and keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Former Everton manager plans big January signing plus full-scale clear-out
Champions League sponsor Gazprom were the target