Tottenham will be without Gareth Bale for the Champions League clash at AC Milan after he failed to recover from a back injury, but there is better news on Rafael van der Vaart.
The Dutch star should play after he showed good signs of recovery from his calf injury but Peter Crouch is a doubt with a back injury that has required him to have an epidural injection.
Luka Modric (appendix) trained with the squad at the San Siro on Monday night but is unlikely to start and Jermaine Jenas is missing through suspension, meaning Sandro and Wilson Palacios are set to line up in central midfield.
Tottenham (from): Gomes, Pletikosa, Cudicini, Hutton, Corluka, Gallas, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Woodgate, Dawson, Sandro, Palacios, Lennon, Pienaar, Van der Vaart, Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe.
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