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Tom Huddlestone set to complete Stoke loan switch

Another one out the door at Spurs with Huddlestone set to complete Stoke loan switch

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08:44 GMT, 22 August 2012

On his way: Huddlestone

On his way: Huddlestone

The mass exodus from Tottenham looks set to continue with midfielder Tom Huddlestone on the verge of joining Stoke on a season-long loan deal.

Potters winger Jermaine Pennant broke the news on his Twitter account, posting: 'I walked in training and got a shock saw my friend Tom Huddleston….(sic) On loan till end of season good signing'.

Pennant then responded to fans' questions minutes later, tweeting: 'Yes it's true he's going to have a medical later if it's all good we have got him till the end of the season.'

The departure of England international Huddlestone, 25, means that new Spurs boss Andre-Villas Boas has let seven first-team players leave the club already this summer.

Sebastian Bassong, Vedran Corluka, Steven Pienaar, Niko Kranjcar, Ryan Nelsen and Louis Saha have laready left, while two more are set to depart with Michael Dawson nearing a switch to QPR and the club locked in talks with Real Madrid over the sale of Luka Modric.

Fantasy football 2012

It's not all been one-way traffic at White Hart Lane this summer though. The club on Tuesday sealed the 5million signature of Emannuel Adebayor from Manchester City, while they have made a bids for Brazilian forward Willian and France international midfielder Yann M'Vila.

As well as Adebayor, defender Jan Vertonghen and attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson have arrive for 10m and 8m respectively.

A large turnover of players was always expected when Villas-Boas took over as manager, but perhaps not quite as quickly as has been the case.

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Danny Rose wanted by West Brom and Newcastle

Spurs defender Rose in demand as Newcastle and West Brom eye loan deal

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21:33 GMT, 24 June 2012

West Brom and Newcastle are both keen on a loan move for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 21.

Spurs, though, are expected to lose another full-back, Vedran Corluka.

The former Manchester City man is set to join Lokomotiv Moscow.

Wanted man: Danny Rose could be set to leave Tottenham on loan

Wanted man: Danny Rose could be set to leave Tottenham on loan

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Tottenham will sell Niko Kranjcar and Vedran Corluka

Spurs planning on ditching Croat double Kranjcar and Corluka

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21:46 GMT, 22 May 2012

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21:46 GMT, 22 May 2012

Tottenham will off-load Niko Kranjcar and Vedran Corluka this summer. Dynamo Kiev opened discussions over a double move for the Croatia players, which could be worth up to 10million.

Out: Niko Kranjcar (right) will be leaving, along with Vedran Corluka

Out: Niko Kranjcar (right) will be leaving, along with Vedran Corluka

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Harry Redknapp hits out at Vedran Corluka

Redknapp in blast at Corluka after defender blames boss for Spurs slump

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21:30 GMT, 27 April 2012

Harry Redknapp has dismissed as ‘nonsense’ Vedran Corluka’s claim that Tottenham’s season has stalled because the manager failed to rotate his squad.

The Croatia defender reckons Spurs are tired and paying the price for letting him go on loan to Bayer Leverkusen in January.

Spurs could drop to sixth before tomorrow’s home game against Blackburn after a run of one league win in nine but Redknapp insists he is happy with the way he has managed the season.

Bad run: Spurs could be sixth in the league by the time they take on Blackburn

Bad run: Spurs could be sixth in the league by the time they take on Blackburn

He said: ‘When you lose a few, everyone suddenly has something to say. I didn’t hear anyone complaining a month ago when we were beating everyone and flying.

‘Most of the players have probably played 30 games. I didn’t play any of them in the UEFA Cup or FA Cup, and no player has said to me, “Gaffer, I’m tired”.

Angry: Redknapp hit back at Corluka

Angry: Redknapp hit back at Corluka

Frank Lampard plays how many games a season Ashley Cole, Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra are not rotated, so it’s a load of nonsense. It’s an excuse.’

Redknapp also revealed he made a move to sign Carlos Tevez in January and insists Spurs need to strengthen in the summer.

He said: ‘We need to bring a couple of quality players in. I said to the chairman, “Can you get me Tevez” ‘It wasn’t possible, but that was my dream. His wages are whatever, 200,000 a week, it’s not possible at Tottenham to buy him. It was me thinking, “He’s not in the team, he’s fallen out with Mancini”. You don’t know, do you, unless you ask.’

Meanwhile, Blackburn boss Steve Kean has revealed he’s attempted to deal with the pressure of the relegation fight by playing guitar. He added: ‘Tottenham are going for a big prize but ours is bigger. Players know the consequences of not being in the top division.’

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Tottenham plan clear-out to fund Emmanuel Adebayor and Luka Modric deals

Tottenham plan clear-out to fund Adebayor and Modric deals

Tottenham are struggling to finance a move to sign Emmanuel Adebayor permanently – despite offering the striker a deal worth in-excess of 6million a year.

But the London club are planning a mass summer clear-out to help fund money-spinning contracts for Adebayor and Luka Modric.

Target: Spurs want to sign Adebayor from Manchester City

Target: Spurs want to sign Adebayor from Manchester City

Sportsmail revealed last
month how Daniel Levy had opened talks with Manchester City over making
the Togo striker's loan move permanent at the end of the season.

And Tottenham have held discussions with Adebayor over a four-year deal
worth a basic 100,000-per-week – a sum that would make the former
Arsenal man the club's highest earner.

But Sportsmail can also reveal that Levy will offer Adebayor a 4million signing on fee – plus a myriad of bonuses.

Adebayor currently earns in the region of 170,000-per-week on his City
contract – but Spurs stump up around 50 percent of that as part of the
loan agreement.

The 27-year-old is said to be torn over his future. He has enjoyed his
time in the capital and would be happy to sign a deal to keep him at
White Hart Lane on a permanent basis.

However, he is reluctant to take a
massive pay decrease given the fact he would still have two years left
on his 8.8million a year City deal at the end of the season.

Battle: Chelsea and Manchester United want to sign Luka Modric

Battle: Chelsea and Manchester United want to sign Luka Modric

Levy knows a 100,000-per-week salary is unlikely to be enough to keep
Adebayor – but the Spurs chairman hopes the 4million lump sum can twist
the forward's arm.

In addition to his wages, Spurs would also have to fork out an 8million transfer fee for Adebayor.

Meanwhile, Levy also wants to shift out a number of first-team players he deems a drain on the club's finances in the summer.

The North London club will look to offload Heurelho Gomes, Sebastien
Bassong, Vedran Corluka, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Giovani Dos
Santos in a bid lighten the wage bill.

And Levy feels moving the aforementioned players out of White Hart Lane
will help the club offer higher wages, which would help their efforts to
sign Adebayor and secure Modric to a long-term contract – and aid their
attempts to make big name summer signings.

The club's current top earner – who is understood to be Ledley King – nets in the region of 70,000-per-week.

Out of favour: Keeper Heurelho Gomes

Out of favour: Keeper Heurelho Gomes

Adebayor should be fit enough to face his former employers in Sunday's
potentially explosive north London derby after recovering from a knee
injury.

The former Gunners striker is particularly disliked amongst the Emirates
faithful for his acrimonious departure to City in 2009 – something that
could ramp up the powder keg clash.

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20m Loic Remy target for Tottenham

Marseille's 20m Remy is target for title-chasing Tottenham

Tottenham are laying ambitious plans
in the transfer market to ensure this season's Premier League title
challenge is not a one-off.

Marseille's 20million France striker
Loic Remy and Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul are the primary targets as
chairman Daniel Levy plans to bring in four quality signings before the
start of next season.

Top target: Loic Remy (right) is wanted by Spurs

Top target: Loic Remy (right) is wanted by Spurs

Levy is determined to continue the momentum gained by challenging Manchester City and Manchester United this season and believes new star names will persuade Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to stay.

He has also not given up hope of keeping manager Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane, even if England come calling after Euro 2012.

Remy, 24, will be watched by the north London club again tonight when Marseille play Lille.

Tottenham would like to sign him in this transfer window but if the French club reject that idea because of their participation in the Champions League, White Hart Lane officials will return in the summer.

Similarly, a move for 10m keeper Krul is likely in the summer if the Dutchman fails to agree a new contract in the North-East.

Krul is looking to earn parity with other top keepers, like Liverpool's Pepe Reina, who is on about 80,000 a week.

Other positions where Spurs will strengthen are at centre-half and on the flanks, with Steven Pienaar, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Vedran Corluka, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas all vulnerable.

Redknapp has said he would like to bring in one 'special player' this window – and that player could be Remy, 24.

He has been compared with Thierry Henry and is set to be part of the France team to face England in this summer's European Championship.