Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentMarch 10, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

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    You are 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 SUNDAY, MARCH 16— 

Tim Sherwood

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    UPDATE: Sunday, March 16

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has admitted team morale is low heading into North London derby against Arsenal.

    "It is a real dark spell for us at the moment. These last two games, we've taken heavy defeats and this is a great opportunity to bounce back," Sherwood said, per Tony Stenson at the Daily Star. "We want to get away from the two games against Arsenal being our season."

    A heavy defeat to the Gunners will be problematic to Sherwood's long-term future as Spurs manager. 

     


     

     

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood will reject a reduced role as an assistant manager should he be replaced by Louis van Gaal. 

    "I feel like I can do the No. 1 job," Sherwood said, per Matt Law at the Telegraph. "I don't think I’d be good at No. 2. I'm too opinionated. I wouldn't want to do the No. 2 job."

    A 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, a 5-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City and a 4-0 Premier League defeat to Chelsea are reasons why chairman Daniel Levy could pull the trigger on Sherwood's reign. 

Jeremy Mathieu

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    Tottenham Hotspur see Valencia centre-back/left-back Jeremy Mathieu as Jan Vertonghen's replacement should the Belgian international leave Spurs, per Paul Brown at the Daily Star.

    Mathieu, a 30-year-old Frenchman, has started 28 of 29 combined La Liga/UEFA Europa League games at centre-back. However, he has slotted in at left-back in the past. 

    He is a La Liga-standard defender but would be caught out in the Premier League, since he has no recovery speed. 

James Milner

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    According to The Sun (subscription required), Tottenham Hotspur are targeting Manchester City utility player James Milner (h/t James Boylan at the Metro).

    Milner has played 14 of his 21 Premier League games this season as a substitute. 

    He is an industrious, selfless and team-orientated player, but he is not going to improve Spurs that much.

    Spurs' primary concern in the upcoming summer transfer window should be signing a left-back, not another midfielder.