White Hart Lane side have no intention of offloading England man.
Andros Townsend is willing to stay and fight for his place at Tottenham as the North London club insist that the winger is not for sale, Sky Sports reports. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/9439320/transfer-news-andros-townsend-determined-to-fight-for-place-as-tottenham-say-winger-is-not-for-sale
Southampton submitted a £10 million bid for Townsend earlier in the month but it was quickly rejected by Spurs.
Now, reports suggest that Southampton are set to return with an improved £12 million offer for Townsend. Southampton hope that this might be enough to persuade Spurs to part with the winger, who was left out of their entire 18 man squad for the 4-0 victory over QPR on Sunday.
Despite being left out of the squad for the QPR game, Townsend isn’t interested in moving away from White Hart Lane and is determined to stay in North London and fight his way back into the first team.
Tottenham also appear to have little appetite for parting with Townsend. The England international is still in manager Manuel Pochettino’s future plans.
The Argentine, who left Southampton to manage Tottenham earlier in the summer, has previously stated: “Andros is an important player.
“He’s an English player for the national team, missed the World Cup because of injury, but we need to recover a player like him because he has great potential and very good quality.”
While he is not willing to let Townsend go to Southampton, Pochettino is reportedly interested in bringing in two of his former players from the south coast club.
The Argentine had hoped to sign Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez but he has been told by his former club that they will not sell anymore players during this transfer window.