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8am Tottenham news LIVE: Mourinho wants Eriksen and Vertonghen new deals, Diop transfer target, Godfrey falls through

TOTTENHAM have received a welcome boost ahead of their London derby against Chelsea this weekend, as Toby Alderweireld has signed a new deal.

And boss Jose Mourinho is now hoping Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen follow suit.

Follow all the latest updates from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium below...

  • Gary Stonehouse 's avatarGary Stonehouse5 minutes ago22nd December 2019

    TOTTENHAM are expected to make Giovani Lo Celso's loan from Real Betis permanent in January.

    The Argentine midfielder, 23, has struggled with injury since his deadline-day move from Spain, making just three starts for the North London side.

    But Betis president Angel Haro expects Spurs to activate their £27million option to buy in next month's transfer window to avoid an obligation to pay around £34m for him in the summer should Jose Mourinho's side finish in the top four.

    Haro said: “Yes they will exercise the option because they are not taxed as much as if they have to exercise it in June, when the purchase becomes mandatory.

    “We understand that they will exercise it, but if not we will be delighted with the player returning.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman11 hours ago21st December 2019

    FRANK LAMPARD lit the fuse ahead of their showdown by warning Jose Mourinho he will get dog’s abuse from Chelsea fans.

    The love affair between a manager who turned the Blues into serial trophy winners and supporters who once adored him is long since dead.

    And things will get even more spiky tomorrow when Mourinho hosts them as manager of bitter rivals Tottenham.

    Chelsea boss Lampard said: “If you go to your fiercest rivals, fans will give the answer. That doesn’t mean they have forgotten the history or don’t respect it.

    “Jose Mourinho is a manager who wants to work and took that opportunity.

    “He won’t be too concerned, either. Look at the times he came back with Manchester United, it looked like he didn’t care back then.

    “We know that it’s a huge rivalry. Probably, in my era, it became the biggest of the London derbies.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman11 hours ago21st December 2019

    JOSE MOURINHO wants Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen to become the next stars to sign a new contract at Tottenham.

    Toby Alderweireld put pen-to-paper on a new three-and-a-half year deal – having previously been able to leave for free in the summer.

    And the Portuguese coach wants the two other stars to follow suit, with Eriksen linked with moves to Man United and Real Madrid.

    As reported by the Independent, Mourinho said: “The only thing I will tell you about Christian is that I would like him to sign a new contract. Apart from that I'm not going to tell you anymore.”

    Regarding Vertonghen, the 'Special One' added: “I think a player will sign a contract when the club wants – I am the club, Mr Levy is the club – the player wants, when the family wants, when the agent wants.

    “If one of these parts doesn't want it, it is very difficult to make it happen unless the player changes agent and gets an agent who also wants.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman13 hours ago21st December 2019

    TOTTENHAM signed Toby Alderweireld to a new contract, after failing to attract Ben Godfrey from Norwich City.

    Football Inisder report that Spurs faced a setback in their bid for the 21-year-old defender, having been keen to bring the former York City ace in next month.

    But they were told that he was not for sale by the Canaries, leading them to act fast in tying down Alderweireld.

    The Belgian put pen-to-paper on a £150,000-a-week deal that saw him triple his salary, with the 30-year-old out of contract in the summer.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman14 hours ago21st December 2019

    MOUSSA SISSOKO has said that Tanguy Ndombele is like his ‘little brother’ and he’d do anything to help him at Tottenham.

    He told the Standard: “Tanguy’s living by my house.

    “I’m trying to help him, give him some advice. Even with his English, because he doesn’t speak English very well.

    “When you move ­countries and you don’t speak the language, you’re alone, it’s not easy. But we’re here to help him and he’s doing well.

    “I’ve been with him while he’s looking for a house, helping him to speak with people, buy stuff, telling him which places he can and cannot go.

    “He’s a young player and he needs someone close to him who can help him.”