Tottenham '100 percent confident' of keeping star names - Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino insists that he and his team need to respect every word chairman Daniel Levy said about keeping players because he is the boss.

Tottenham Hotspur's young midfielder Harry Winks has been either missing from the match day squad or on the bench for the past couple of weeks.

"Of course, at the moment he achieves a lot of individual awards but he would like to offer our fans and the club collective trophies".

Former Tottenham manager Bill Nicholson's ashes - as well as those of Darkie, his wife - have been buried under the pitch at Spurs' new White Hart Lane stadium.

"I think you know how the business is today", he said.

He said: "Until now, before the press conference, there is nothing close".

Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly scrapping over Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez while Liverpool have already bought Virgil Van Dijk and sold Philippe Coutinho.

In three-and-a-half years at Tottenham, I saw minimum 100 names in the media.

"Personally, I never look next to me at what the other teams are doing".

As for Spurs bringing in reinforcements during the January transfer window, Levy appeared to play down the prospects of new recruits.

"Or, like Liverpool or Barca, they pay a lot of money and you can not stop the players like Van Dijk and Coutinho".

"Or it's a player with six months left on the contract and maybe that is an opportunity - like all the rumours now about Alexis".

Tottenham return to Premier League action on Saturday with a clash against Everton at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are now out of the Champions League places, although they can draw level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool if they win at Wembley and overtake Jurgen Klopp's side if they beat the Toffees by five goals or more. He is now set to miss out on the match entirely along with Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.

Vanessa Coleman

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