1.40pm Tottenham transfer news LIVE: Ferguson free transfer, Kane injury LATEST, Mourinho says Ndombele ‘always injured’ – The Sun

1.40pm Tottenham transfer news LIVE: Ferguson free transfer, Kane injury LATEST, Mourinho says Ndombele ‘always injured’ – The Sun

JOSE MOURINHO's 2020 got off to a dismal start as Spurs were beaten 1-0 at Southampton.

A first-half strike from Danny Ings was enough to give the Saints all three points, whilst Harry Kane was also forced off moments after having a goal chalked by VAR.

And it's also a crucial time off the pitch, with the January transfer window getting underway and Tottenham looking to sign Leicester's Ricardo Pereira and West Brom's Nathan Ferguson.

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

  • MANCHESTER CITY have unsurprisingly been named as Spurs' bogey team of the last decade.

    Tottenham won just six out of 21 games against the Citizens.

  • TOTTENHAM are leading the race for West Brom's 19-year-old full-back Nathan Ferguson, according to reports.

    The youngster has starred for Slaven Bilic's promotion chasing men this season but with his contract up in the summer, the Baggies could be forced to cash in this month.

    Having made 20 Championship appearances so far this season, Ferguson is on the radar of several Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace.

    Bilic's old club West Ham are also said to be interested in a full-back with ageing Pablo Zabaleta the only cover available at right-back for Ryan Fredericks.

    And on the other of side of their defence, questions are regularly asked about the quality of Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku and Bilic's links with the East Londoners have led to suggestions a London Stadium move could be on the cards for Ferguson.

    But Tottenham remain in pole position in the race for his signature, according to the Mirror.

    Ferguson's hesitance to sign the new five-year deal he has been offered at the Hawthorns means he can sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club now and could leave for nothing to a Premier League team in the summer.

    As a result, Spurs have been keeping tabs on Ferguson throughout the season and are in the market for a full-back given doubts surrounding Serge Aurier's ability.

  • MAURICIO POCHETTINO is now the EVENS favourite to take over at Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under yet more pressure at Old Trafford.

    The former Tottenham boss, 47, has stormed to the top of the bookies' list after United's horror 2-0 defeat at Arsenal put the Norwegian under the microscope.

    Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho – now in charge of Tottenham – in December 2018 on an interim basis and got off to a flying start.

    But since taking the job permanently in March 2019, United's form has fallen off a cliff.

    The 2-0 loss at the Emirates on New Year's Day left the club 24 points adrift of fierce rivals Liverpool in the Premier League table.

    More worryingly though, is that the club are only 11 points above the drop zone – despite sitting fifth in the table – showing just how far they've fallen since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

  • FAN'S VIEW by Etienne Fermie: TOTTENHAM may be sitting just six points outside the top four, but their performances have never been so bad following the appointment of Jose Mourinho.

    The defeat against Southampton leaves Spurs in sixth spot and it's difficult to see the club regaining their identity under the Special One.

    Here, Etienne Fermie gives the rundown on Tottenham's 2019 and what the North Londoners need to improve on in 2020.

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