The Champions League-seeking Belgian looks more likely to leave White Hart Lane each with every passing week.
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The Lilywhites are in line to be one of many benefactors of an Etihad clear out this summer.
Elsewhere, Louis Nicollin starts an anti-Newcastle campaign and Cristiano Ronaldo’s views on more record-breaking exploits.
Spurs are making a strong fist of post-Bale life by swerving the folly of attempting to replace the irreplaceable.
Three of the Premier League’s finest holding midfielders will battle between now and season’s end for a spot in the Selecao squad.
With bwin’s 2014 Champions League group stage qualification markets there’s bigger odds about the Lilywhites rejoining the elite.
A benign run-in could see the Lilywhites clamber delightedly over the beleaguered Gunners.
Champions League football looks increasingly likely to be returning to Anfield next term and the Reds are already making plans.