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

Kranjcar seizes brief chance to prove worth

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Bolton 1

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Kranjcar provides local cheer with screamer

Totteham Hotspur 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

Injury time strike gives Spurs win over Bolton

Tottenham 2 Bolton 1

Redknapp calls on Defoe to lead top-four charge

Harry Redknapp has warned that Tottenham risk losing ground in the push for Champions League qualification unless his strikers start delivering. With almost two-thirds of the season gone, Spurs have only scored 37 goals in 24 matches compared to the 49 they had amassed at the same stage last term.

Harry Redknapp sad to see David Beckham leave

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects to say goodbye to David Beckham next week - with a heavy heart.

Ledley King surgery delayed after defender loses passport

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Ledley King's groin operation will be delayed until next week - after the central defender lost his passport.

Gomes heroics repel Rovers and hand Spurs precious points

Blackburn Rovers 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Liverpool considering Torres replacement

Fernando Torres edged closer towards a British transfer record move to Chelsea today after it emerged Liverpool were actively trying to sign a replacement for the forward.

Two down, 10 men, 13 minutes in: Spurs killed by awful start

Fulham 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0

Lennon breaks Newcastle's hearts at the death

Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1

Steven Pienaar excited to reunite with Rafael van der Vaart at Tottenham

Tottenham winger Steven Pienaar is convinced he has joined a club going places and cannot wait to link up with old team-mate Rafael van der Vaart again.

Ferdinand thinks so, but has Nasri been the player of the season so far?

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Spurs target Rossi is available for £16.5m

The Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi who is being tracked by Tottenham Hotspur this month has a buy-out clause in his contract worth around €40m (£33m) but the Spanish club are understood to be willing to accept half that for a player who only has 18 months left on his deal.

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