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Khumalo winner, Chiriches, Ilori, Smith, Bale

10:30 am
Spurs former South African captain Bongo Khumalo, on loan at Doncaster Rovers this season, popped up a minute from time to head the winner for his new club.

Doncaster Rovers were playing Rochdale in the Capitol One Cup (League Cup to you and me) first round and won 1-0 thanks to Khumalo's header. He got on the end of a free-kick to settle the tie. This was Khumalo's second game for Doncaster, being described by his central defensive partner and captain after the first game as 'raw'.

On loan right-back Adam Smith played for Derby County in their 1-0 away win at Oldham Athletic also in the Capitol One Cup first round, the clubs first win in it since 2009.

Vlad Chiriches agent, Ioan Becali, has said that Chiriches is keen on a move to Italy. He told Tuttosport: “The player wants to go to a big club and Italy attracts him.”

With Spurs on the trail of a central defender Sporting (Lisbon) have slapped a £6 million price tag on 20 year-old Tiago Ilori, who it is reported is refusing to sign a new contract.

Isn't it amazing that Suarez, Rooney and Bale all have mysterious injuries that prevent them playing for the clubs that pay their wages, all that will miraculously clear up immediately should they get transferred!

Whilst Gareth is at the training ground he isn't training with the squad, poor show young man.

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Two Spurs players close in on exits

8:27 am
Two players closing in on their exits from the club, one in a permanent move and one that quite frankly has little affect on us, on loan.

Tom Huddlestone with several options it seems is set to join Sunderland if the reports are to be believed. A player can at any stage simply change his mind of course but Sunderland have made an offer which has been accepted by Spurs.

No figure has been revealed but Daniel Levy is thought to want £5 million (€5.8 million) and certain section of the media, like the Daily Star, have assumed this to be the figure agreed.

Sunderland however have a history of low bids for our players so it would not surprise at all if in fact a lower figure had been agreed to aid the sale of the player.

Spurs need to sell not only to reduce the wage bill but also to raise funds to assist in the purchase of new players, having already splashed out £17.24 million (€20 million) on Paulinho.

Lee Cattermole spends so much time missing through suspension for Sunderland that Huddlestone will be an important addition for them. He has the passing ability many would love to possess and playing regularly will help his fitness levels, something that became a problem after his lengthy injury absence.

Couple his passing with a tackle success rate of 67% he will certainly add something to the Sunderland squad.

He won't have time to feel lonely though as the clubs meet in the pre-season Barclays Asia Trophy, previously won by Tottenham in 2009, taking place in Hong Kong.

The second player playing his football elsewhere next season is 26 year-old South African centre-back Bongani Khumalo, who has never seemed to figure in the plans at White Hart Lane.

He spent last season on loan at PAOK in Greece and looks to be heading on another loan deal, this time to Championship side Ipswich Town.

He has been training with the Tractor Boys and played in their 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Crawley Town.

Mick McCarthy said, "I was pleased with Bongani. He's very quick and athletic. I thought he did okay. I'm pleased with him.

"We're not looking to buy or sign him, we're looking at a possible loan deal."

Since signing from Sunsport in 2011 the former South African captain has had loan spells at Preston and Reading before his spell in Greece.

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