Villas-Boas plans to keep duo

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: August 13 2013, 10:16 BST

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out selling Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Andre Villas-Boas: Keeping Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson
Andre Villas-Boas: Keeping Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson

The futures of Defoe and Sigurdsson have been the subject of speculation with Spurs in the market for striking reinforcements.

Defoe has been linked with a host of clubs, including West Brom and QPR, while Sigurdsson struggled to hold down a regular place in the side last season.

However, Villas-Boas insists that he has no plans to offload the duo and that they are still in his long-term thoughts.

"They are players we count on 100 per cent," Villas-Boas is quoted as saying in the Daily Express. "Sigurdsson is completely in our plans.

"Defoe is a hero for Tottenham and has been doing well. He faces competition which he has always faced during his career."


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