7am Tottenham news LIVE: Haaland transfer interest, Muriqi move in limbo, Kane will be fit for Prem return – The Sun

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, while a deal for Vedat Muriqi of Fenerbahce is in limbo following the COVID-19 crisis.

Follow all the latest news and gossip from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium here…

  • MORNING, SPURS FANS

    Harry Kane dominates the fitness and transfer talk around Tottenham.

    The England striker and Spurs both announced he WILL be back from his ruptured tendon when the season resumes.

    And equally good news is that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will not consider selling him to the manager's old club Manchester United in the summer… that'sif you believe the verdict of Old Trafford legend Jose Mourinho,.

    Kane, out since New Year's Day, could even return as sharp as his team-mates, whose match-sharpness will be blunted by the current football suspension due to coronavirus.

    He told Spurs' official website: “I’m good. From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well.

    “I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.”

    At the same time, in an Instagram live session, Ferdinand said: “If he's fit and he's raring to go, you take Harry Kane to Manchester United. 100% because he is a top player.

    “But I do not see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go. And with Mourinho there, I do not see Mourinho letting him go to Manchester United.”

    Meanwhile, Dele Alli was pictured leaving training after a fleeting 10 minute visit – following the revelation he partied two nights in a row despite coronavirus fears.

    The Sun exclusively revealed how Tottenham's England midfielder, 23, was seen downing cocktails and shots at London clubs the weekend before last, after games were called off.

  • JO NO YOU DON'T, HARRY

    Rio Ferdinand believes Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho would block Manchester United's dream signing Harry Kane from making such a move.

    Striker and England skipper Kane hopes to be fuLly fit after injury by late April after 181 goals in 278 games so far for Spurs.

    United and Three Lions' legend Ferdinand feels Kane would be a sure-fire hit at Old Trafford – but SAYS Mourinho would do all he could to stop Tottenham main man joining his former club.

    He told an Instagram live session:“Would I take Harry Kane now? Of course, you would.

    “If he's fit and he's raring to go, you take Harry Kane to Manchester United. 100% because he is a top player.

    “You are guaranteeing goals. In the Premier League, you are guaranteeing goals. He scores goals.

    “But I do not see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go. And with Mourinho there, I do not see Mourinho letting him go to Manchester United.”

  • LEWIN FEARS MENTAL TOLL

    Ex-England physio Gary Lewin fears footballers becoming “institutionalised” and suffering mentally due to the coronavirus-enforced suspension.

    Clubs put players on strict training regimes evenbefore the Government's three-week lockdown.

    And speaking to the Football Ramble Daily Podcast, Lewin said: “I’ve heard the phrase institutionalised used and it’s not wrong.

    “Players, their whole lives are geared around performance and getting ready for the next game, and we’re now in the business end of the season, the last 10-12 games of the league, the final stages of all cup competitions and suddenly that’s stopped.

    “This will be unprecedented. Players sometimes stop through injury, players sometimes stop through illness, or they stop because they’ve been dropped from the team, but the matches still go on.

    “Turning the telly on at the weekend and there’s no Match Of The Day or live reporting of any sport anywhere – it’s a massive void.

    “From a sports perspective, the adrenaline rush that they get two or three times a week, the competitive urge they get on a regular basis is now being withdrawn.

    “That would come into some of the thinking of the support staff in clubs if they’re doing group fitness sessions with players from home – to make it competitive and give a competitive edge amongst the squad.”

  • WE'LL SPURS FANS ON

    Tottenham players recorded a video message to fans to send their support during

    https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1242161548933685255?s=20this tough time brought on by coronavirus.

  • THE RETURN OF THE KING

    Tottenham let club legend take over their Twitter account amid the football blackout brought on by coronavirus.

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