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Our team to face Swansea – what’s yours?

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Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Aaron Lennon and Michael Dawson are fit and available for Saturday's game at the Liberty Stadium and it's likely that both players will start in a more conventional formation.

"Michael trained fully today with the team and gave a positive response," AVB said.

Kaboul Update

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It's been a long and frustrating season on the sidelines for Younes Kaboul but it seems likely that the French international will now be fit enough to play some part in Tottenham's campaign to hold on to that Champions League qualification slot.

Head coach Andre Villas-Boas revealed that the defender had returned to full training and he expects Kaboul to be match fit very shortly.

Gareth Bale could make the difference against Swansea

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Spurs face a potentially tough trip to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea and are a top priced 2.38 with William Hill to get back to winning ways.

After being in superb form they have lost there last three matches in all competitions, but if the stats are anything to go by then they have every chance of coming away with all three points.

Could Spurs do better than Andreas Cornelius?

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One of the names consistently linked with a move to Spurs over the last few days has been that of 20 year old Danish striker Andreas Cornelius. In his first full season as a professional, the forward has netted 16 times in 25 games for FC Copenhagen and this has been enough for his agent to declare that his client is hot property around Europe.

Spurs are determined to avoid last year’s mistakes

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The waiting is nearly over as the international break starts to fade and Spurs get ready for the crucial last eight games of the season. After two straight league defeats, Tottenham travel to Swansea on Saturday and skipper Michael Dawson is determined for the club to get back to form and hold on to fourth spot in the Premiership.

Striker Links Persist

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While the focus has been on alleged midfield targets in the forthcoming transfer window, Tottenham's need for a striker remains an obvious one. The international break brings little to report so it pays to be wary of many of the stories but there are claims of a confirmed interest in St Etienne forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Left Back Chase Back on

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It's been a while since Spurs were linked with a move for a defender and the name of Aly Cissokho is one that has previously appeared in the media. The 25 year old French international is currently with Valencia but like most players currently signed to that club, it's felt that he could leave in the summer as the La Liga side look to trim their wage bill.

Bale ‘content’ says former Spurs’ legend

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Many failed to see the real significance of Gareth Bale's new three year deal with BT that was announced yesterday although it was widely claimed that it was a clear indication that the Welshman would be staying at Spurs for at least another season.

In the meantime, another Welsh Wing Wizard has spoken about the player, and Tottenham's double winner Cliff Jones believes that Bale is perfectly happy where he is.

Spurs back in the Ukraine for latest target

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If there was any attempt on Tottenham's part to sign Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk, the quest ultimately ended in failure as the Brazilian international took the big bucks from Anzhi Makhachkala with a transfer fee in the region of 35 million euros.

However, there is some exceptional talent throughout that Ukrainian club side and rumours emerging in the last 24 hours claim that Spurs are considering an approach for Shakhtar's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Can we read anything into BT deal?

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With little to report in the way of actual news, the media is making a great deal out of Gareth Bale's decision to sign a new agreement with BT which will see him feature as a pundit on the company's television channels for the next three years.

Gareth has been involved with BT for some time now and his official statement on the subject reads,

"I am delighted to continue my relationship with BT by becoming a BT Ambassador," said Bale.

Spurs needed international break

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As Spurs get ready to return to Premier League football this weekend, the last few games of the season are vital but is it a good thing that the club, if not the majority of the players, have been inactive for nearly two weeks?

January signing Lewis Holtby certainly seems to think so as the German spoke to the press this week.

Defoe needs to transfer international form

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Jermain Defoe managed to bag two goals for England's national side against San Marino on Friday night but the striker needs to bring that form back to club level in the final weeks of the Premiership season. JD notched the kind of poacher's goals that can sometimes be missing from his play and was happy with his contribution.

Holtby just looking for a chance

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While Spurs have been stuttering in their quest for Champions League football next season, many of the club's fans have been surprised that Lewis Holtby hasn't been given more of a chance in the side. The German has been a constant substitute who has helped to turn games in his brief time at the Lane but has yet to make any sort of claim on a starting place.

Coleman: Bale won’t be risked

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Gareth Bale clearly looked in some discomfort as his Welsh side overcame Scotland at Hampden on Friday night. The winger was taken off at half time and conflicting reports suggested that either his ankle problem or the stomach virus was to blame.

It wasn't particularly pleasant viewing for any Spurs fan and while it seemed that Chris Coleman was determined to play Bale at any cost, the manager has assured the press that he won't risk his star man against Croatia tomorrow, if there is any question over his fitness.

Striker Target eyes Premiership Future

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It's been a long while since Spurs fans could be relatively certain that the club would sign a striker in the transfer window but surely the Chairman will be digging deep this summer. A host of names have been linked in recent weeks and one of those, Alvaro Negredo, has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League.