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Spurs can't let Lloris join Man United - Verthongen

Jan Vertonghen wants Lloris to stay. Credit: PA

Tottenham must not let goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leave White Hart Lane this summer if they are serious about breaking back into the top four, according to defender Jan Vertonghen.

France international Lloris, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, was one of the stand-out performers for Spurs last season, who rallied to end the campaign in fifth place and so qualify again for the Europa League.

He's a great guy, great captain, great goalkeeper and a brilliant player for us.

He's the captain, very important and this season he was one of our best players.

He's been outstanding for us and if you want to continue growing as a club you have to keep your best players and Hugo is one of them.

I hope Tottenham can keep him. It will be a sign for everyone next year that we want to compete in the Premier League.

– Jan Vertonghen


Spurs target wants to 'stay in Premier League'

Toby Alderweireld hopes his future can be resolved quickly. Credit: PA

Southampton's on-loan defender Toby Alderweireld hopes his future can be resolved quickly.

The Belgian has enjoyed a successful loan at St Mary's from Atletico Madrid.

Southampton do have an option to buy for around £6.8million but it understood Atletico could revoke that by making a payment.

If that occurred the Spanish club could either keep him or sell elsewhere, and both Manchester City and Tottenham have been linked with the 26-year-old.

He said: "I hope to know where my future is before pre-season starts because it's two years in a row that I have done a pre-season with a club and then on August 31 I have left.

"So I hope this time I can do a pre-season with the club that I will be playing with and have a good year.

"The situation is frustrating and I don't know what will happen. I would like to make a decision but the club has to decide first.

"There are three options - stay with Atletico, stay with Southampton or go to another club. So we will see what happens.

"I've had a fantastic year, I can't lie about that, so yes I'd like to stay in the Premier League."


Reports: Spurs release Adebayor on compassionate leave after Facebook posts

Adebayor has a complicated relationship with his siblings. Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur have given Emmanuel Adebayor compassionate leave to return to Togo to sort out some personal issues, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The striker has recently posted a series of updates on his Facebook page that listed a number of allegations against his family.

Adebayor admitted in his most recent post that he considered committing suicide on numerous occasions due to family issues.

"Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide," Adebayor wrote.

"I kept these stories for years. But if I die, no-one would know my story, no-one would learn from it. Some people say I should keep these stories private, but someone has to sacrifice himself, someone has to talk about it."

Adebayor will miss the final game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday and will not travel on the post-season tour to Malaysia and Sydney.

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