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Hull close to signing Spurs winger on loan - reports

Lennon could be on his way to Hull. Credit: PA

Hull boss Steve Bruce says the club are close to agreeing a loan deal for a Premier League player - reported to be Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon.

Bruce has made no secret of the fact he wants to recruit some fresh faces to counter the threat of relegation with particular emphasis on bolstering a forward line hampered by injury and inconsistency.

Bruce didn't name Lennon but admits Saturday's game at the KC Stadium may come too early for any potential new signing.

"It's always nice top bring one or two in if you possibly can to give everyone a lift in the squad and that's what we've been working on really hard in the last couple of days," said Bruce. "Let's hope we can get them over the line."

"I wouldn't have thought it would be done by Saturday if I'm honest. We are working in particular on a loan deal but I wouldn't think it's going to get done before 12 o'clock. I would like to say it would be but I really can't see it."

Lennon has struggled for game time under new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.


Spurs boss gives backing to keeper Vorm after mistake

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says he won't be dropping goalkeeper Michel Vorm for the League Cup semi-final, despite his error on Saturday.

The Dutch stopper let a weak Jeffrey Schlupp volley get beyond him in the last minute, giving Leicester a surprise win.

Michel Vorm is set to start again on Wednesday. Credit: PA

"This is football. He made a mistake. Every player can make a mistake, we have full confidence in him and must give him support," the Tottenham boss said.

"He made two big saves against Leicester. His attitude is fantastic and nothing has changed, in one action he conceded a goal."

Pochettino continued: "I think it should be normal to play Michel. All games are important, and (overall he) had a good performance (against Leicester)."


Lamela returns to Spurs line-up for Leicester clash

Club-record signing Erik Lamela is back for Tottenham's FA Cup fourth-round clash with Leicester.

Lamela is likely to start against Leicester. Credit: PA

The Argentina international has been absent for nearly a month with a calf injury but is in line to feature against the Foxes.

Nacer Chadli remains absent on compassionate grounds, while Nabil Bentaleb is away on international duty with Algeria.

Spurs squad: Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Yedlin, Rose, Davies, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Stambouli, Dembele, Paulinho, Capoue, Mason, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado, Adebayor, Kane.

Swansea confirm signing of full-back Kyle Naughton from Spurs

Swansea have announced the signing of Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton, on a three-and-a-half year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Naughton is likely to receive more first team game time at Swansea. Credit: PA

The sum is believed to be somewhere around £5m for 26 year-old Naughton, who has struggled to force his way into Tottenham's first team under various managers since joining in 2009.

He is expected to make his Premier League debut against Southampton on February 1st, and will return to face Spurs at White Hart Lane on March 4th.

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