Tottenham news – Spurs eye Pereira, Redknapp plays down VDV rift, Defoe delight at Ade deal

Spurs eye Pereira.

Tottenham are set to battle Milan for the signature of Joao Pereira, the Sporting Lisbon right-sided defender according to talkSPORT. He has been earning rave reviews recently and is been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane.

After allowing Alan Hutton to leave Harry Redknapp is keen to bolster his defensive options. However, reports have indicated that he will have to move quickly as interest is growing from Milan.

Pereira has a contract until 2014 but could leave in January if a sizeable bid is made.

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Redknapp plays down VDV rift.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has moved to squash rumours of a rift between himself and Rafael Van der Vaart. The Dutchman has been omitted from the squad for the Europa League and has already spoken of his frustration.

Speaking to Sky Sports Redknapp said: “We thought that we would leave him out and if we get through the qualifying group, he can come back for the next stage – that was the reasoning behind it.

“That was the only reason behind it, he was away in Holland having treatment, I would have sent him a carrier pigeon with a message, but I didn’t feel it was that important.”

Defoe delight at Ade deal.

Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has spoken about his delight at having signed Emmanuel Adebayor and believes for the former Arsenal and Manchester City player can bring the best out of the England forward.

In an interview for Spurs’ official website he said: “He is brilliant. I was looking forward to it even before he came. He can do everything. Him being there freed me up a bit because it allowed me to drop deep, get the ball and beat players so it was good.”

The Togolese player announced himself to the club with a goal in the 2-0 win over Wolves on Saturday.

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