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Tottenham Hotspur 'revises its construction programme'

We should like to advise supporters that it is highly unlikely we shall be able to open the new stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season.

The club has revised its construction programme in order to take the shortest possible time to construct.

This now therefore involves the club moving away from the Lane during construction for a period of one season, to start at the beginning of a season in order to comply with Premier League rules.

We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options.

– Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham to move out of White Hart Lane for one season

Tottenham are to move out of White Hart Lane for a period of one season after announcing a delay in the construction of their new stadium.

Artist's impression of new stadium Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC

A High Court challenge has resulted in a revised construction programme, with the shortest build time meaning Spurs must leave White Hart Lane to allow the new stadium to be built.

However, this will not be in time for the start of the 2017-18 season.

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Zeki Fryers joins Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have made their first purchase of transfer deadline day by bringing in Tottenham Hotspur left-back Zeki Fryers for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a three year contract with the Eagles and becomes Neil Warnock's second signing during his second stint as manager, following Wilfried Zaha's loan move on Thursday.

Zeki Fryers is moving to Crystal Palace from Tottenham Credit: Crystal Palace FC

I am very excited to be here and it's a fresh start for me now. I can't wait to get out on the training pitch and show what I can do.

I have met Neil Warnock this morning and we had a good chat about the game and things on and off the pitch. I am really looking forward to working with such a great manager and getting to know my new team-mates.

– Zeki Fryers

Tottenham have wished the defender all the best on his move.

Tottenham sign Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier

Benjamin Stambouli, Montpellier Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Tottenham have announced the signing of Benjamin Stambouli from Montpellier. A fee was agreed for Stambouli on Saturday and the 24-year-old midfielder completed his switch to White Hart Lane on Monday after passing a medical

The former France Under-21 international is Spurs' sixth signing of the summer after the arrivals of Federico Fazio, DeAndre Yedlin, Ben Davies, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier.

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More players exit Spurs

Spurs striker Jonathan Obika has signed permanently for Swindon Town, where he made five appearances on loan in 2011. The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at Tottenham but struggled to make an impact in the first-team

Jonathan Obika Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Two other players on their way out of White Hart Lane are youngsters Tomislav Gomelt and Souleymane Coulibaly, who have both moved to Bari. Gomelt, 19, joins the Italian Serie B side on a season-long loan while Coulibaly, also 19, has signed permanently.

Hull to move for West Ham's Mo Diame?

Various sources saying Hull are in for West Ham's Mo Diame

West Ham United's Mo Diame - a target for Hull? Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire.

And, the Guardian are reporting that both Arsenal and Spurs are interested in Manchester City's Serbian defender Matija Nastastic.

Could Manchester City's Matija Nastasic be on his way to a London club? Credit: Jeff Holmes/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Tottenham winger 'not on way to Saints'

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is not one of the players Southampton are looking to sign on deadline day, Press Association Sport are reporting. The England international has been strongly-linked with a move to St Mary's, with reports he could be involved in a deal which would see Jay Rodriguez go the other way.

Southampton are apparently not planning to sign Andros Townsend today Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

However, it is understood Townsend is no longer one of the players Southampton are looking at, although they remain keen to bring in a winger. It is understood the only players leaving St Mary's will be fringe players, with the club remaining firm in their stance that the likes of Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin, of interest to Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs, are not for sale.

Jay Rodriguez - "not for sale" Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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