Mauricio Pochettino is not interested in selling Roberto Soldado or Andros Townsend…
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out the sales of Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend, who have both been linked with moves away from the club this summer.
Reports in the Daily Mail suggest that Pochettino has no intention of letting either player leave before the end of the transfer window, insisting that both men have important roles to play at Tottenham.
The Argentine boss has enjoyed the perfect start to life at White Hart Lane – with three consecutive victories taking his team to the top of the Premier League, and the verge of the Europa League group stage.
Despite enduring a difficult first season at White Hart Lane, Soldado netted a wonderful first-half leveller in his team’s 2-1 victory over AEL Limassol last Thursday, suggesting that his form is starting to return. AC Milan have been linked heavily with a player who cost Spurs £26m last summer.
Meanwhile, Pochettino confirmed that winger Townsend will be in the squad to face the Cypriots in the second-leg of their tie, having been dropped from the 18 that beat former club QPR 4-0 at the weekend.
Like Soldado, the England international has been the subject of interest from elsewhere and, despite QPR and Southampton reportedly sniffing around, he too will be staying put.