Football Insider bring us an old story rehashed telling us that 24-year-old (25 next February) Turkish international Yunus Malli is a Spurs target before informing us he will only stay in Germany. They tell us he has an £8.4-million release clause, but that ran out in July. Malli would now cost market value, which is greater. It is safe to assume therefore that we have decided against signing him. At the very beginning of the summer he said he would stay in German so nothing has actually changed.
Relegated Aston Villa are the latest club to emerge for 23-year-old (24 next July) DeAndre Yedlin with reports they are preparing a £3-million offer. One has to ask why if two clubs have already bid more for him and Spurs want as close to £6-million as we can get. The difference is no different than we buy players, we bid what we think they are worth (after lower bids of course), not what the selling club are asking for. fans call it a Levy thing, but you see with Yedlin and indeed many of our sales, what rubbish that is. Every club thus far has been around the £3-3.5-million mark.