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Former Spurs striker joins Kuban Krasnodar

Roman Pavlyuchenko is on the move. Credit: PA

Former Russia and Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has signed a one-year deal to join Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar, the club has said.

The 33-year-old has joined Kuban as a free agent after his contract expired at Lokomotiv Moscow. Pavlyuchenko also played for Spartak Moscow, before joining Tottenham, where he scored 21 goals in 78 Premier League games.

He scored 21 goals for the Russian national team and was part of the side that managed to reach the Euro 2008 semi-finals. Kuban finished 10th last season and also signed Pavlyuchenko's former national team striking partner Andrei Arshavin recently.

Sherwood protegee agrees new bumper Spurs contract

Nabil Bentaleb has agreed a new five-year contract with Spurs. Credit: PA

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.

The Algerian enjoyed a breakthrough season in the most recent campaign, making 35 appearances in all competitions as he established himself as a first-team regular in the Spurs midfield.

"The club is delighted to announce that Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, which runs until 2020," said a statement on the club's official website.

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Former QPR and Spurs boss Redknapp joins Twitter

Harry Redknapp appears to be finally catching up with technology after creating a Twitter account.

Redknapp knows how to write afterall. Credit: PA

In 2012, Redknapp told police he did not know how to work a computer and had never sent a text message, and last October he claimed he had no idea what Twitter was after QPR defender Rio Ferdinand earned a ban for a tweet he sent.

But on Monday the former Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR boss announced his arrival on the social media network.

"Let's see what this is all about then," he wrote on an account which instantly began to attract thousands of followers.

When his finances were under investigation in 2012, Redknapp, 68, told City of London police: "I can't work a computer, I don't know what an email is, I can't, I have never sent a fax and I've never even sent a text message."

Last October, when Ferdinand was handed a three-match ban for using a crude insult on the site, Redknapp said he could not give his players advice as he "didn't know what Twitter is".

Spurs manger praises 'fantastic professional' Friedel

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised "fantastic professional" Brad Friedel after the veteran goalkeeper decided to retire from football in the summer.

Friedel, 43, moved to the Premier League to play for Liverpool in 1997 and has also enjoyed spells with Aston Villa and Blackburn.

Speaking to the media ahead of Tottenham's match against Hull City this weekend, Pochettino said:

It's been a pleasure to work with him and to know him because he's a top man, a top professional. A fantastic professional.

It was fantastic to spend time this season, with him.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino

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Young Spurs midfielder suffers ankle ligament damage

Swansea's England Under-21 international Tom Carroll faces up to six weeks on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage.

Carroll faces up to six weeks out. Credit: PA

Carroll, who is on loan from Tottenham, was hurt during England Under-21s' 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic last Friday.

He scored the only goal as England triumphed in Prague.

A Swansea spokesman has confirmed that the 22-year-old midfielder is now expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

Carroll has so far made 18 appearances for the Swans after joining them last summer on a season-long loan.

Swansea manager Garry Monk, meanwhile, is understood to be awaiting results of a scan on winger Jefferson Montero, who reportedly suffered a muscle strain playing for Ecuador against Mexico last weekend.

Swansea resume their Premier League on campaign on Saturday when they host Hull City.

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