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A Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links June 1, 2016

Welcome to June!

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Good morning!

Entering June means we enter the first full month of non-European club football. The league and continental sagas and dramas that had built since last August are now officially over. At least it's summer, though. Plenty of tennis, baseball, or WWE, if that's your thing, to get you through the void. Also, international football.

It just so happens that two of the three best international tournaments (talent wise) are being played this summer. I'm not a huge international football bannerman, but for those of you who are footy starved, it's a great off season, quantity wise. Also, it's a chance to catch some of the top talent who doesn't play in the Premier League, Champions League, or any other relatively easy to watch competition.

And with Spurs being linked to everyone these days, it will be nice to put the eye test to some actual matches instead of YouTube clips. Because, you know, football is better digested in 90 minutes chunks than 30 second clips. And if you don't believe me, go watch a Vlad Chiriçes highlight video.

And now for the "news":

Tottenham interested in Juventus' Roberto Pereyra| The Sport Review

Why? I don't know. Because he's Argentine...maybe. Oh, and there it is, because he's linked to West Ham, too. It was just a transfer rumor reflex everyone, nothing to see here.

Lyon are demanding quite a sum for Alexadre Lacazette| Express

The always entertaining Jean-Michel Aulas is also quoted in the article, setting a June 30 deadline. Always the showman, check out his quotes during the summer of Baf Gomis' discontent a couple years back, Aulas knows how to play the media game during silly season quite well. It will be interesting to see what he gets for his striker. I assume he is trying to scare West Ham into massively overpaying for him.

Troy Deeney to Spurs could be on| Mirror

Nah, it's probably not. There are moves I would hate much more than this, though. Deeney can play and he doesn't seem the type to need tons of minutes to make a difference. Also, he's a legitimate bad boy to mesh in with our club of on pitch bad boys.

A podcast of one's own| BBC 5 Live

A pod of his own/ he's a pod of his own/ Harry Kane he's a pod of his own

Russian World champion wrestler steps aside after bad calls and bad blood| NBC Sports

These Russian wrestling brawls need to sell video online for profit.