Alasdair Gold reveals how many players he expects Spurs to sell in January

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed he does not expect Tottenham to sell more than ‘one or two’ first-team players in January.

While most of the speculation since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham has centered around potential incomings, there have also been some suggestions that the Italian could move some of the fringe players on.

Dele Alli, who has been handed a couple of starts over the last two weeks, is thought to be on the radars of both West Ham and Newcastle.

Meanwhile, reports linking Steven Bergwijn with a return to the Eredivisie show no signs of dissipating.

Fabrizio Romano suggested in the latest episode of the Here We Go Podcast this week that there is ‘a serious chance’ of Matt Doherty leaving North London in January.

However, Gold has now explained that there is unlikely to be a flurry of departures from Spurs as Conte will want a deep squad to contend with the second half of the campaign.

When asked who he expects to leave the club next month in a Q&A on Football.London, the journalist responded: “Perhaps one or two from the first team and more from the development squad on loan.

“The difficulty in this season, particularly with the Covid issues that occur alongside injuries and create real squad depth issues, is letting players go without them being replaced.

“I think most clubs will be reluctant to let players go next month.”

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I do not think there is any chance of Spurs letting Bergwijn leave next month, particularly given that Conte is short of options in the attacking areas.

I also think that Lo Celso or Ndombele are more likely to be sold than Dele is. Doherty is the one player that I can see the club moving on, should the club bring in another right-wing-back to compete with Emerson.

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