Tottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino tells Spurs trio their time at White Hart Lane is over

The Spurs boss has made it clear that he no longer requires the three players

Samuel Lovett
Monday 25 July 2016 18:09 BST
Mauricio Pochettino is condensing his squad ahead of the new season
Mauricio Pochettino is condensing his squad ahead of the new season

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Nabil Bentaleb, Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard have no future at Tottenham.

Clinton N’Jie’s future also hangs in the balance after the Spurs boss refused to rule out an exit for the forward, according to the Daily Mail.

All four players have been left behind in England as the Tottenham squad flies out to Australia for their pre-season tour, prompting rumours that they were on their way out.

Pochettino revealed that N’Jie – who has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 club Marseille – had not travelled because of a small injury he had picked up.

“N’Jie is injured,” said the Argentinian.

“He picked up a small injury a few days after the start of pre-season and for that, he is in London and was not available to come.”

However, Pochettino made it clear that the remaining three Spurs players have no future at the club.

“The situation of other three players - Bentaleb, Fazio and Pritchard - is very clear. They are not in my plans and they know. I have communicated with them and it was made very clear. It's not a problem.

“They know the situation and we'll see what happens.”

According to reports, Pritchard has emerged as a target for Swansea City, who are believed to be readying an £8m bid for the midfielder.

Championship clubs Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds are also thought to be interested in signing the English midfielder.

As for Bentaleb, Tottenham are reportedly open to a loan deal and have considered sending him to SL Benfica on a season-long loan for the coming season.

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