6pm Tottenham news LIVE: Dele Alli ban LATEST, Upamecano transfer boost, Coutinho wanted – The Sun

TOTTENHAM are preparing for a return to action at Aston Villa after the Premier League's first ever winter break.

But Jose Mourinho's side do not yet know whether Dele Alli will be available as the FA investigate an inflammatory social media post.

Meanwhile, there could be transfer moves for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano and Philippe Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates from North London below…

  • THURSDAY THOUGHTS

    Ben Davies has not played since November 23 due to an ankle injury.

    But the Spurs left-back returned to training with the rest of the squad this week – and he could even be in contention to feature at Aston Villa at the weekend.

  • HEARTBREAK FOR VAN DER VAART

    The Dutch legend is said to be 'heartbroken' that Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech joined Spurs rivals Chelsea in a £40m deal which was announced today.

    Van Der Vaart made 100 appearances for the Dutch champions and also notably played for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

    The midfielder also spent time at Tottenham where he was a regular feature during his time there.

    He would have proffered the Moroccan midfielder joined his old club instead.

    He expressed his misery of the player leaving Ajax and Dutch football on twitter.

  • WRIGHT MOVE

    Arsenal and Premier League legend Ian Wright has praised Tottenham as he visited their new stadium for the first time.

    The former Gunners striker was in envy of his old clubs rivals.

    “Jesus, the jealousy is so bad” Wright said.

    “Oh my god! (Wright's reaction after viewing the stadium for the first time). Well done Spurs on your new stadium.”

    The stadium costed a massive £1Bn to construct and the results were breathtaking.

    Catch Ian Wright's reaction below.

  • TONGUY OVERWEIGHT?

    Spurs fans are not too pleased with Tonguy Ndombele as photos emerge after his return to first team training.

    Ndombele has had a start-stop start to life in North London, spending a decent amount of time on the sidelines.

    Which even Jose Mourinho hinted at his displeasure due to the repetitive situation.

    The manager, fans and club will be hoping that the £60m man can get back and get into shape for the final stretch of the season.

    at this point i don't even have to run a ndombele agenda. he's getting tired jogging in the warmup and now he's fat. doing it to himself
    — shablim bro (@tapwaterpapiii) February 12, 2020

  • PHILIPPE COUPTINHO

    Spurs are reportedly interested in bringing back former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to the Premier League.

    This could turn out to be a real coup for the North London club if they can get the Brazilian to return to old form.

    Coutinho has struggled since he left Liverpool for Barcelona in January, 2018 for £130m.

    After failing to stamp down a place at Barça he was loaned out to Bayern Munich where he has contributed to 15 goals in 27 games for the club.

    A summer move back to the league where he made his name could be a good deal for both the club and the player, as Jose Mourinho looks to build a team to be reckoned with.

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