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The whisper doing the rounds

9:17 pm
All the whispers doing the rounds are that Christian Benteke has not only handed in a transfer request but instructed Aston Villa that he wants a move to Tottenham Hotspur. 

Having missed out on a number of targets, Leandro Damiao and David Villa to name but two, we have been reduced to travelling right down our list of possibles to the overpriced Belgian.

The Midlands outfit want a rediculously large fee for someone who has only scored 16 goals from open play in the Premier League. Our bidding is believed to be, again if ITK people are to be believed is £18 million (€20.84m) but there are then add-ons Villa want to take it to their figure of £25 million (€28.95m).

Word is they are trying to force us into agreeing to a large sell on clause, again ITK people suggest this is 25% which naturally Daniel Levy does not want to entertain that sort of figure. 

Buy young, improve in value and if needed sell high, being our policy, is no good if you have to give a quarter of your future profit away.

Spurs, Aston Villa and Benteke do now seem to want a quick deal so something is going to have to give. The game of poker continues.

For those who missed the Swindon Match Package this morning consisting on video footage, interviews, match report and Twitter timeline report of the game, you can find it here: Swindon Match Package

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The whisper doing the rounds The whisper doing the rounds Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:17 pm Rating: 5

Hoddle to manage Swindon?

7:38 am
Rumours are rife that former England manger and Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has submitted an application for the vacant Swindon Town managers post.

The League One club parted company with Kevin MacDonald last week by mutual consent and the club have previously considered Hoddle for a Director of Football role.

Hoddle is known to want to get back into management and has been looking round for a suitable opportunity. Swindon may be that opportunity.

The bookies had Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood as front runners, Sherwood having close with the newly appointed Swindon Director Lee Power.

Hoddle is known to have had lengthy discussions wit Swindon before so it clearly is a club that appeals to him. If they can land him that would be great, not only for Swindon, but for the development of the Spurs youngsters there. With such strong ties with Spurs our youngsters would be in good hands.

However Swindon chairman Jed McCrory rebuffed the idea saying he was not being considered. This is football so you never know what is going to happen.

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Six Spurs or former Spurs players now at Swindon Town

7:06 am
League One side Swindon Town are morphing into Tottenham Hotspur reserves it seems.

Appointed Swindon Town boss in February, Kevin MacDonald is a coach Spurs rate at developing youngsters. Tim Sherwood has arranged loan move there for another one more of our youngsters. They are getting quite a collection.

On Tuesday Spurs confirmed the departure of Nathan Byrne to Swindon Town and the highly promising Alex Pritchard on a season long loan there.

Peterborough had hoped to bring the talented Pritchard back on loan, but their chairman revealed Spurs wanted him to go to Swindon and now he has.

In addition to Byrne and Pritchard, Massimo Luongo and Grant Hall are already at the County Ground on loan, former trainee Troy Archibald-Henville signed in June last year and they snapped up Jack Barthram when we released him earlier this year.

There is also talk of the Wiltshire club taking another player we have released, former England Under 17 captain John Bostock.

All in all quite a Tottenham flavour to the club now, at least the players won't be strangers with 6, possibly 7 Spurs or former Spurs players starting the new season there.

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