TOTTENHAM will not return to Premier League action until April 30 with football in England suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
And Jan Vertonghen has demanded fines for those who ignore government advice.
But the transfer rumour mill is alive as Spurs are linked with a bizarre bid for Erling Haaland.
Follow all the latest news and gossip from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium here…
MORNING, SPURS FANS
Talk of Harry Kane's exit this summer refuses to go away but the club are reportedly lining up a sensational swoop for Erling Haaland as his replacement.
TuttoMercato.claim Spurs are eyeing Borussia Dortmund's Norwegian wonderkid, who has bagged 40 goals in 33 games this season.
Another star who could be heading out of the exit door is Danny Rose.
The 29-year-old moved to Newcastle in January and is due to return to the capital at the end of the current campaign.
However, The Northern Echo report senior officials at Spurs have suggested to Toon Army chiefs they will be happy to do business.
And they state the North London club’s manager Mourinho decided a while ago Rose was not part of his plans.
The Doncaster-born star, who is out of contract in June 2021, has settled back up North well.
But one player Spurs are glad they held onto is Son Heung-min.
Former manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed the South Korean would no longer be at the club if was barred from the Asia Games.
Son captained his nation to the gold medal at the 2018 tournament in Indonesia – and as a result earned exemption from South Korea’s mandatory 21-month military service.
And Poch told the High Performance Podcast: “No one talks about this. Today, Sonny is at Tottenham because we allowed him to go and play two competitions that weren’t compulsory.
“By not being selfish and saying, ‘No, Sonny needs to stay here because of the club.’
“If not, two years and you would need to stop the contract with Son. No one says anything about that. It was our decision to provide him the time to go.”
Exclusive by Alan Nixon: Premier League stars are to be kept apart until May 1 — at the earliest.
The top flight is now in lockdown with clubs sorting fitness programmes that could see them make a full-on return to training SIX WEEKS from now.
Elite clubs do not expect to play again until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus crisis despite action being suspended until April 30.
The newly-planned timetable would then see players given a ‘pre-season’ of a month before an intense programme of matches.
THE SPECIAL ONE
Jose Mourinho showed he is a man of the people by helping deliver essential food to the elderly stuck indoors because of coronavirus.
The big-hearted Spurs boss, 57, was helping out Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield, North London, earlier today.
COUT AND PASTE
Chelsea are reportedly the only Premier League club to have shown firm interest in Philippe Coutinho.
Spanish publication Sport claim the Blues are keen on striking an initial loan deal with Barcelona for the former Liverpool ace.
Arsenal, Manchester United, and Spurs have also been linked with Coutinho and Barca would sanction a loan deal if clubs cough up £28m.
SKIPP TO IT
Japhet Tanganga has admitted that Oliver Skipp's first-team progress helped spearhead his own breakthrough under Jose Mourinho.
He told the club's website: “As soon as I signed for Tottenham, my ambition was to break into the first team and play for them. To finally do that is just amazing, honestly.
“I was in the changing room with Oliver Skipp, who got into the first team last season. So it was a motivational push to know that, yeah, this is possible – it can be done.”
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