Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho have not travelled with Tottenham for their Europa League tie at Anzhi
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State of the art, modern facilities for Spurs at Anzhi tonight.
It's that man again... Jermain Defoe! The England striker gave Spurs the lead in Russia, where they lead 2-0 at half-time.
The Anzhi Makhachkala preparing to face Spurs this week are a very different proposition to the club we portrayed less than 12 months ago.
Last season, as the Russian outfit prepared to take on Liverpool at Anfield, they were top of the Russian league.
They boasted enough of oligarch Suleiman Kerimov's roubles to attract the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Willian and, in Guus Hiddink, one football's most respected managers.
Fast foward 11 months and Anzhi are rock bottom of the Russian league, winless after 11 games.
Hiddink has been moved on along with Eto'o, Willian, Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov, Lassana Diarra, Chris Samba and many of their other top earners.
Billionaire owner Kerimov's decision to restructure the club's finances has slashed Anzhi's budget by more than two thirds and results have suffered spectacularly.
Respected Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan believes that Spurs have pushed to the front of the queue for highly-rated Brazilian international Willian.
A host on Anzhi Makhachkala’s radio channel, Arustamyan reckons the attacking midfielder is en route to London for a medical and personal terms.