Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 28
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Paulinho has not been a week in, week out starter.
When he has played for Spurs, his form has been up and down, so it is bizarre that Chelsea want to sign him.
Should AC Milan look to sell Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur could be in a position to sign the Italian international centre-forward, per Ben Jefferson at the Daily Express.
Balotelli is having a good season individually, with 14 goals and five assists, but he has big flaws.
He is still immature, undisciplined, has bad shot selection and is a volume shooter.
He has taken 138 shots to score 14 goals, which is flagrantly inefficient.
A pundit on Sky Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia), AC Milan legend and seven-time Serie A winner Alessandro Costacurta boldly declared in March that Balotelli would "never be world class."
Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has hit out at coaches publicly campaigning to replace him.
"[Louis] van Gaal, then [Glenn] Hoddle, this one and that one. Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job," Sherwood said, per Si Hughes at the Telegraph. "I don't think that's right. Until I haven't got a job, say nothing."
A favourite to succeed Sherwood until David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United, Van Gaal has reached an agreement with United to become the club's new permanent manager, per De Telegraaf (h/t ESPN).
If Sherwood finishes the season strongly, Spurs management could persist with him, should Van Gaal take the United job.
Sherwood's Spurs are currently sixth in the Premier League.
Roma are trying to take advantage of Sandro's uneasy situation at Tottenham Hotspur by signing him, per Darren Witcoop at the Mirror.
While Sandro has not been at his vintage best, it is absurd that Spurs manager Tim Sherwood has opted to play Nacer Chadli out of position in central midfield.
Roma have a packed midfield with elite footballers in Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman, Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan. If Sandro wants to leave, he should pick a team where he could walk into the starting XI.
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