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Friday, January 12, 2018

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy: No one leaves Spurs unless Mauricio Pochettino says so

Mauricio Pochettino has been told his players will not be sold
Spurs chairman Levy insists Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Co are staying put despite rival clubs willing to offer them a big pay hike.
Kyle Walker trebled his wages when he was lured away by Manchester City last summer and Kane has already indicated that the north Londoners need to start winning trophies to keep hold of him.
But Levy says Tottenham, who move into their new £750million stadium this summer, will not be be forced to cash in on their prize assets.
He said: “I’m 100 per cent confident that every player we want to keep will be playing for Tottenham Hotspur next season. Everything we do with this stadium is for the benefit for the club.”
Spurs are preparing new contract offers for England pair Kane and Alli. They also hope to tie down Toby Alderweireld to an extended deal. The Belgian defender is currently tied to Spurs until 2019 but has been stalling for the last year.
Asked if there will be any new signings to boost Spurs’ Champions League charge this month, Levy said: “Mauricio’s strategy has always been if an opportunity arises that he thinks can improve the squad, then we’re more than willing to look at it. But January is always a very difficult window.”
Levy was speaking ahead of the announcement of which NFL matches will be played in London later this year.
Only one – Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders on October 14 – rather than two NFL games will now be played at the 61,000-capacity stadium, which incorporates facilities for American Football.
Levy shot down suggestions Tottenham’s return from Wembley will be delayed, saying: “Unless there are unforeseen circumstances, I’m very confident we will be playing our home games back here for the start of next season.”