A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Since Dembele sustained the damage while on duty with Belgium, Spurs have lost four of their five Premier League fixtures
Tottenham Hotspur 3 NK Maribor 1
Following the euphoria of victory over Scotland, Chris Coleman, the Wales manager, saw his men quickly crash back down to earth after this comprehensive defeat in Osijek.
Jose Mourinho's priority is not to win the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona on Wednesday but to ensure Real Madrid have recovered from their shock La Liga defeat at Getafe.
Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is likely to remain with the Ligue 1 club rather than move to Tottenham, according to Bernard Laporte.
Andre Villas-Boas might have thought he had met some of the most stubborn figures in English football when he was manager of Chelsea last season, but he was yet to live through a summer transfer window conducted by Daniel Levy.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes for a swift resolution over the future of midfielder Luka Modric after revealing the player had return to training.
Defiant Italy coach Cesare Prandelli insists the Azzuri still have every chance of qualifying for the Euro 2012 knockout stages despite having to settle for their second consecutive Group C draw.
Man-for-man marking from the Euro 2012 match at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan
Republic of Ireland 1 Croatia 3
Tottenham's exclusion from the Champions League due to Chelsea's triumph in the tournament will cost Spurs up to £35million in cash - but the real damage could be far greater in terms of keeping their stars, say football finance experts.
Tottenham could be without several of their stars, including Emmanuel Adebayor, for this weekend's north London derby at Arsenal, manager Harry Redknapp has revealed.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez last night launched an angry tirade at the Premier League for their decision to host a number of matches just hours before the closure of the transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur 3 (Bale 29, 64, Modric 34) Wigan Athletic 1 (McArthur 81)
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Everton 0