Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest on Tuesday, January 5.
Mourinho eyes Diop move
Craig Dawson has recently overtaken Diop in the first-team pecking order under David Moyes, it seems, and a fresh report has claimed that Spurs are keen on signing the 6ft 4 centre-back.
The north London club were reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in the summer, but couldn’t get a deal over the line.
How Marine Covid tests will work
Tottenham will face eighth-tier side Marine in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon and the non-league club are having to take on the processes and procedures that a Premier League team would.
Some Spurs supporters have shown concern about how the Covid testing will work for the Crosby-based side and whether Tottenham’s regularly-tested players would be put in danger.
However, the FA are providing testing for any Marine player or staff member who are set to be involved in the ‘red zone’ of the tie.
The aforementioned zone includes the pitch, the tunnel, technical areas and changing rooms – which is limited to 105 people maximum during Premier League matches.
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Marine’s red zone personnel will be tested twice before the match, football.london understands.
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Spurs handed Carabao Cup boost
Tottenham take on Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening and the EFL have now confirmed a rule change ahead of the last four clubs coming head-to-head.
The governing body has confirmed that teams in the semis will be able to make up to five substitutions, rather than the usual three changes.
This will come as a boost for Spurs, especially given their squad depth in comparison to their Championship opponents. The move from the EFL comes amid fixture congestion this season following the delayed start to the campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.