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Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 3

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentMarch 3, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 3

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    You're reading Bleacher Report's Tottenham Hotspur transfer tracker, where you will be updated with all the latest Spurs transfer news, rumours and gossip.

    This slideshow will be updated regularly, so make sure you come back and check the newest information.

    —LAST UPDATED FRIDAY, MARCH 7—

Christian Eriksen

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    Tottenham Hotspur central attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen has committed himself to the club despite there being no assurance of UEFA Champions League football. 

    "The Europa League is great, but the Champions League is what everybody wants, it's the best place to play," Eriksen said, per Sky Sports. "I don't know how other guys are thinking, but I'm happy where I am."

    Eriksen had a commanding performance against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk when he scored and created a goal. 

    He has started 14 Premier League games this season. 

Jan Vertonghen

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    Should Liverpool secure UEFA Champions League qualification, the Reds will target Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Jan Vertonghen during the summer transfer window, per Rob Shepherd at the Daily Mail.

    This rumour seems to be based on Vertonghen's recent comments regarding his desire to play Champions League football, per Matt Law at the Telegraph.

    If Spurs do not qualify for Champions League football, the implication is that Vertonghen may force a move away in the summer.

    Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League, four points behind Manchester City, but the Sky Blues have two games in hand. 

Etienne Capoue

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    Inter Milan are in the process of constructing a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Etienne Capoue, per John Cross at the Mirror.

    Capoue has been an irregular starter under Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, which prompted the Frenchman to lash out. "They [English management] don't know foreign players very well," he said, per L'Equipe (h/t ESPN).

    It was a clear shot at Sherwood, an Englishman, in his first season as a manager.

    However, was Capoue's criticism valid?

    Nabil Bentaleb, also a Frenchman, has been a reason why Capoue's playing time has been limited.

    Bentaleb has started seven of the 10 Premier League games he has been involved in. 

Roberto Mancini

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    Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini is open to becoming the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, per Jamie Sanderson at the Metro.

    Should Spurs boss Tim Sherwood be succeeded by Mancini, it would mark a return to the Premier League for the Italian, who managed Manchester City from 2009 to 2013. 

    Mancini's Galatasaray held Jose Mourinho's Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg match. 

    If Galatasaray can get past Chelsea, Mancini's stock would elevate. 

    Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal has also expressed an interest in becoming the manager of Spurs, per Dominic Fifield at the Guardian.

     

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