Romania defender Vlad Chiriches is to join Napoli after the Serie A club agreed an undisclosed fee with Tottenham on Thursday.
The 25-year-old moved to north London from Steaua Bucharest for a reported fee of €9.5 million in August 2013, but he struggled to cement a regular first-team spot at White Hart Lane and will now be moved on.
Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino dismissed rumours that the club are courting Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
"About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more," Pochettino said after Tottenham's 2-1 loss to the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night in Colorado. "There is nothing concrete. He is a Manchester United player and logically a lot of names are getting suggested for Tottenham and Javier is just one more."
The result was of little consequence. The 2-1 defeat to the MLS All-Stars in Colorado was Spurs' first proper preseason outing and building match fitness was the key objective. Up against players who are already midway through their own season, Tottenham understandably looked a little under-cooked at times; but with another two friendlies in Germany to squeeze in before the opening Premier League game against Manchester United on August 8, Spurs look in reasonable shape -- certainly better than...