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Spurs defender set for West Brom medical

Federico Fazio is on his way. Credit: PA

Federico Fazio is close to sealing a move to West Brom after arriving at the club for a medical.

The Tottenham defender is currently undergoing tests at the club's training ground and will talk terms with the Baggies.

The club are confident the deal will be done on Friday and the 28-year-old could be available to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday if the deal is completed in time.

West Brom reject Spurs Berahino bid

Saido Berahino is wanted in London. Credit: PA

West Brom have rejected an offer from Spurs for striker Saido Berahino, the club have confirmed.

The forward has been linked with a move away from The Hawthorns, but West Brom are determined to keep him.

We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told Daniel Levy.

I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player.

However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.

We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans and still striving to add players to improve the balance of our squad.

– West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace

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Tottenham Hotspur confirm Njie signing

Spurs have signed 22-year-old Cameroon forward Clinton Njie from Lyon, subject to clearance and a work permit, the Premier League club announced on its official Twitter feed.

Pochettino baffled by Spurs flop: 'I don't know'

Mauricio Pochettino is not sure why it did not work out at Tottenham for Roberto Soldado, simply saying "football is not mathematics".

Pochettino doesn't understand why it didn't work out for Soldado. Credit: PA

Having arrived two years ago among a clutch of post-Gareth Bale acquisitions, expectations were high as Spurs forked out what was a club-record fee that could have risen to £26million.

However, Soldado failed to reach the heights he scaled during his time with Valencia and is now set to leave north London to return to his homeland.

A £10m move to Villarreal is in the offing for a player who managed just one Premier League goal last term.

It ends a frustrating chapter for Soldado and those connected to Tottenham, whose head coach Pochettino found it difficult to explain why it did not work for the player in England.

"I don't know," he said. "Football is not mathematics.

"Sometimes there are a lot of reasons that are difficult to explain. I think it wasn't easy for him to adapt his game in England at Tottenham."

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Spurs set to sign Njie for £10m, confirm Lyon

Njie looks set to join Spurs. Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a move for striker Clinton Njie from Lyon, the French club have confirmed.

"We are close to an agreement but there's no urgency for us," president Jean-Michel Aulastold French radio RMC.

"We want to complete our own signings first ... but I thank (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy to have made an offer that we now regard as consistent," he added.

According to reports, Tottenham are ready to pay £10 million plus more in further payments for the 21-year-old who scored seven goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances with Lyon last season.

Njie, who can play in several attacking positions, has eight caps for Cameroon.

Legend urges Man United to sign Spurs goalkeeper

Schmeichel wants Lloris to replace De Gea should the Spaniard leave. Credit: PA

Peter Schmeichel has criticised the handling of David de Gea's contract situation and has urged Manchester United to look to Hugo Lloris, rather than Jasper Cillessen, if they are unable to keep the Spaniard at Old Trafford.

"If the player (De Gea) is not happy; his agent, himself and the club that want him should have sorted this a long time ago," the former United goalkeeper told talkSPORT.

"It's sad that it's dragged into the season."

"Cillessen is a good goalkeeper, but (Van Gaal) took him off for the penalty shoot-out at the World Cup and that shows some kind of no trust," Schmeichel said.

"I think he doesn't trust him 100 per cent and I wouldn't like a goalkeeper like that at Manchester United.

"If De Gea goes I would love Lloris to come to Manchester United. He has exactly the style of play and he is proven in the Premier League."

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