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Wednesday Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links: August 3, 2016

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The nerdy Belgian is back.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Here’s some good news as we mark the beginning of the 10-day countdown to kickoff against Everton: Jan is back in training:

No news on whether or not he’ll be fit for the opener or not. Plus Kevin Wimmer has proven that he is a more than capable deputy in that left-sided center back role. That said, it’s always good to see one of your team’s top players back in training after an injury scare. And since we’ll be facing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in only the third game of the season, it’s particularly nice to see Jan back in training ahead of schedule. Here’s hoping he’s fit for Liverpool.

On to the links:

Given the possible moves by Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku back to their former clubs for bumper fees, one writer is wondering why Premier League clubs don’t use buy-back clauses.

Turkish FA fires 94 officials following mid-July attempted coup

These Football Times remembers when Wolves were amongst the world’s greatest clubs.

The Set Pieces features an excerpt from Carrie Dunn’s new book about the English WNT.

Kevin McCauley runs the rule over the USWNT ahead of the Olympics.