Tottenham news – Spurs Rossi boost, No Neville move, U19s Euro draw

Spurs Rossi boost.

Villarreal striker Guiseppe Rossi could make a move to White Hart Lane, after his reported transfer to Barcelona has been called off, the Daily Mail reports.

The American born, Italian capped striker has been touted as the new striker at Tottenham and manager Harry Redknapp will try to bring Rossi back to England for a second spell in the Premier League. Redknapp faces stiff competition from Spanish side Atletico Madrid, who are looking to replace outbound striker Sergio Aguero with Rossi.

The agent of the 24 year old, Federico Pastorello, said: ‘It’s a deal that is definitely off. We are now evaluating a number of options for Rossi’s future, but we can’t rule out the possibility that he could remain at Villarreal. How much will he cost? His valuation is that of a top player.’

Rossi’s valuation could be the problem for Spurs, as the rumour is that he would cost Chairman Daniel Levy £35m.

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No Neville move.

Any move from Tottenham for Everton captain Phil Neville has been dismissed with Neville on the verge of signing a new deal to see his career out at Goodison Park, according to The Sun.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp had tried to prize Neville away from the Toffees in January, but a deal could not be agreed. Now, Everton manager David Moyes has promised the 34 year old a new contract and the deal should be negotiated when pre-season training resumes on Monday.

Neville said: ‘I feel as fit as ever and want to go on as long as possible – at least the next two seasons and hopefully at Everton.’

Redknapp had hoped to rekindle his interest with a summer transfer to add some Champions League experience to his side, as they try to get back to Europe’s top competition. Neville has dismayed interest with his open admission about staying in Merseyside.

U19s Euro draw.

Tottenham’s young under 19s have drawn Swiss side FC Basle, Italian team Inter Milan and Holland’s PSV Eindhoven in Group C of the NextGen Series, the Daily Mail reports.

The NextGen Series is the under 19 equivalent of the Champions League and will feature 16 of Europe’s top teams. Spurs have been given a tough draw with FC Basle rated as one of the best young teams in Europe and the evident imposing task of Inter Milan. The teams will play each other home and away between August and November with the top two from each group progressing to a knockout phase in January, which is being rumoured to be hosted in Abu Dhabi.

Spurs under 19s will use the competition as a springboard to give them European experience for when they attempt to make the breakthrough into Harry Redknapp’s first team.

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