Sport Villas-Boas has promised that Jermain Defoe will not be sold in January

Following the confirmation of his move to MLS side Toronto FC, Defoe brings to an end a somewhat unfulfilled partnership with Spurs that often saw him - rightly or wrongly - overlooked

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Christian Eriksen sets his sights on Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as he targets the Premier League title for Tottenham

The former Ajax midfielder made an eye catching debut against Norwich

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Tottenham lead race to sign Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son

South Korean has been watched by Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United - but former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has urged Son to remain in Germany

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Tottenham have 'moved on' from Leandro Damiao says Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs manager defends decision not to buy a new striker

Shakhtar forward Willian showed exactly why he is so coveted

Chelsea and Tottenham set to miss out on Willian as Brazilian closes in on £34m transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala

Brazilian had been close to a £34m move to Russia

Luka Modric

Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham: Where is Luka Modric going?

Widespread reports claim the midfielder's Real Madrid career is over almost before it's started

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Andre Villas-Boas insists there is 'no truth' in reports linking Wesley Sneijder with Tottenham

Dutchman is out of favour at Inter Milan

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates with teammate Jermain Defoe after scoring a goal against Panathinaikos

Tottenham strikers among the best in the Premier League says Brad Friedel

Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor impressed last night

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Tottenham signing Joao Moutinho is 'impossible' says Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas claims it will be "impossible" for Tottenham to sign Porto playmaker Joao Moutinho before the transfer window shuts tonight.

Tottenham's Aaron Lennon after Newcastle scored their winning goal

No triumphant return for AVB as Toon spoil party

Newcastle United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1: The new 'Special One' suffers defeat in his first game in charge of Tottenham, while Alan Pardew sees red for arguing with assistant

Rafael van der Vaart of Tottenham

Rafael van der Vaart says he will remain at Tottenham despite transfer speculation

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has dismissed speculation that he will be returning to Hamburg as ‘just gossip’.

Bert Van Marwijk's future is uncertain

'Holland are a joke': The view from the Netherlands following Euro 2012 exit

“Holland are a joke” is the headline in Volkskrant.

A disgruntled Arjen Robben lets his feelings show last night

Arjen Robben hints at Netherlands unrest after Euro 2012 exit

Holland winger Arjen Robben has hinted dressing room unrest undermined their Euro 2012 challenge which ended last night following a third successive defeat.

Lars Bender celebrates scoring Germany’s winning goal

James Lawton: Joachim Löw's Mercedes overcomes minor bump as Cristiano Ronaldo steals the night in a Ferrari

Portugal captain hits top speed but Dutch underachieve again

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates his second goal with Bruno Alves

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo finally delivers as dissenting Netherlands descend into anarchy

Portugal 2 The Netherlands 1: Cristiano Ronaldo finally got on the scoresheet at Euro 2012 as his two goals gave Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands to eliminate the Dutch

Lukas Podolski smashes home Germany’s first goal last night
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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Comedians share stories of depression

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Has The Archers lost the plot?

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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