Jermaine Jenas has told Sky Sports that he will not risk another injury setback by rushing back to action from his calf complaint.
The England international originally sustained the knock in the Champions League clash with Werder Bremen last month, but aggravated it during another European clash with Twente, limping out of the fixture.
The former Newcastle star admits he is recovering well, but wants to do things properly. He said: “It’s been coming on well, I’ve been running for the last three or four days.
“The problem before was that I probably rushed it a bit too much. The squad had been pretty stretched over a busy period so I was hoping I could help out but pushed it a bit too far.”
Spurs rue Luc.
Spurs and rivals Arsenal have missed out on the signing of Luc Castaignos, as the 18-year-old Dutchman has agreed to join European champions Inter Milan.
Inter will then loan the player back to Feyenoord until 2012. Officials are due to fly to Holland next week to tie up the £5.5m deal, according to Goal.com.
Spurs had been linked with the player, who has attracted interest from across the continent with his goalscoring prowess in the Eredivisie, notching five goals in his last seven games, though Slapende Reus find themselves struggling in 13th.
West Ham Parker swap deal.
Spurs could be about to do a deal with West Ham which will see them finally capture long-term target Scott Parker.
With the Hammers interested in stumping up £4m for Jamie O’Hara, Spurs could shrug off the transfer fee if they can have Parker in part-exchange, according to Sportingo.
With Hammers owners, Davids Gold and Sullivan, previously declaring they would not do business with their rivals the club’s perilous position in the Premier League could lead to a deal being negotiated after all.
Spurs could also offer cash as well as O’Hara in order to smooth the deal, which is something that may be seen as too good to refuse at Upton Park with the threat of relegation potentially damaging the club financially. O’Hara is also six years younger than Parker, and as a result the deal could be done in January.