Pochettino makes Kane claim; gives update on January transfers

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Spurs are now fifth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Defender Mason Holgate was involved in a confrontation with Roberto Firmino at Anfield that could have consequences for both players.

Tottenham put three past the Toffees at Goodison Park in September as Harry Kane scored either side of Christian Eriksen's strike.

It's noted that Eriksen earns £70,000-a-week on the deal he signed last season, and is in line for another pay upgrade as Spurs pursue another new contract for the playmaker.

"The last time he had a problem, we shared with the doctors and physios at the FA and the players need to be able to change their mindset". The arrival of £27 million Turkey forward Cenk Tosun will no doubt bolster their attacking options and could give the Tottenham defence cause for concern.

"Always when a public person like Aaron is talking so openly, it is always very helpful to many people around who might have the same problem", said Pochettino, whose Tottenham side face Everton at Wembley on Saturday.

Everton have mustered only four shots on target in as many games, six less than any other side in the top flight. 'Sometimes the media knows before me the player who we are going to sign. He is 24 and can play ten or 12 years more. "It is more professional than 30-40 years ago".

Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games against Everton (W5 D5), their longest such run against them since a run of 13 between 1997 and 2003. With the passion and financial backing of Farhad Moshiri now behind the scenes at Everton, mid-table is not an end-goal in the Toffees' new blueprint.

And Spurs are confident the highly-coveted 21-year-old midfielder will extend his spell at the club.

Guy Mowbray: "Amidst criticism of Everton's seemingly uninspiring approach of late, Sam Allardyce is hopeful that Wembley can lift his players to improvement". Tottenham will be expecting to win this game.

Tottenham are yet to hold talks with the player over the new deal but they have made it clear they won't leave any stone unturned in ensuring Alli's future with the club remains intact.

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