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8pm Tottenham news LIVE: Bale ‘very unlikely’ to make Spurs return, Southampton build-up, Kelman deadline day offer

SPURS face a tough FA Cup fourth round replay as they host Southampton on Wednesday night.

Jose Mourinho will be keen to add much needed silverware in his first season with the club, while there's also an update on Gareth Bale's potential return to North London.

Follow all the latest Spurs new and gossip below...

  • Marc Mayo 's avatarMarc Mayo4 minutes ago4th February 2020

    CURSE OF MERS

    Former Arsenal hero Paul Merson thinks Tottenham's win over Manchester City may not prove significant for their season.

    That's because he feels the cracks that Jose Mourinho has to deal with are still rather large.

    Merson wrote on Sky Sports: “It was a big win, but it just papered over the cracks, they are a million miles behind – it could have been 6-0 or 7-0 on any other day.

    “They rode their luck, but give them credit, they stuck to the game plan and hung in there and got their lucky breaks. And a great goal, as soon as the lad hits it, he is running away as he knows it is a goal.

    “But you cannot sit there and say, 'Mourinho is doing great.' It was just an absolute run around in my opinion.

    “He was brought in to get in the top four and that was a big result towards that though…”

  • Marc Mayo 's avatarMarc Mayo43 minutes ago4th February 2020

    FERGIE TIME

    Crystal Palace pulled out of a deal to sign Nathan Ferguson from West Brom on deadline day and Tottenham could pick up the pieces.

    An £11million deal was ended after a knee injury emerged in the teen's medical.

    But Football Insider reckon a move to North London would cost only £4m in the summer.

    Norwich ace Max Aarons is named as another target discussed at the club.

  • Marc Mayo 's avatarMarc Mayo1 hour ago4th February 2020

    STEVIE WONDER

    Fans at Tottenham Stadium showed their appreciation for Steve Bergwijn for a number of reasons on Sunday…

  • Marc Mayo 's avatarMarc Mayo2 hours ago4th February 2020

    WHAT A BALER

    Gareth Bale chickened out when not pushing to leave Real Madrid in January, says Tony Cascarino.

    The former striker-turned-pundit wanted to see the winger leave LaLiga and return to playing regular football elsewhere.

    Tottenham were linked with a late deal for Bale, 30.

    Cascarino told TalkSPORT: “I do question Gareth’s hunger to play football at the moment.

    “If Real Madrid want you out the door and it’s over wages tell them ‘I’ll take a cut. I want to play for whoever, Manchester United, Spurs. I want to go and play football. I’m not going to sit on this bench and wait for you to make a decision on me’.

    “I just don’t understand why he wouldn’t do that. He’s made a king’s ransom and he’ll get well paid if he goes somewhere else.

    “It’s not like he’s going to go from £600,000 to £50,000-a-week. I’m told he loves Madrid. The life of Madrid for his family and everybody. He’s not there to be on holiday. He’s there to play football, so come back here and play football.”

  • Marc Mayo 's avatarMarc Mayo2 hours ago4th February 2020

    FUNNY, MOU?!

    The hilarious images of Jose Mourinho exploding off the bench after realising Raheem Sterling had not been sent off on Sunday have been addressed by the man himself.

    The Spurs boss was furious at the winger escaping punishment for a potential dive while on a yellow card during the 2-0 defeat.

    He told reporters: “In a funny way. I’m not saying in a good way, I’m saying in a funny way.

    “I think the fact that now it’s allowed to have the screen in front of us is not good for the emotions, for our emotions, because we watch and we watch exactly the same as the VAR is watching, and by decisions the referees don’t see as well as we can because the referees they are on the pitch.

    “My reaction was just based on [the fact] I could watch everything on the screen. So I watched the Dele Alli situation, I watched the penalty, I watched the pretend penalty.

    “I watched everything, so that creates emotions. But ok, I went viral for the wrong reasons. That’s the way it is.”