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Defoe and Sigurdsson not for sale

August 13, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out any possibility of Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson leaving Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jermain Defoe
GettyImagesGylfi Sigurdsson and Jermain Defoe will remain at White Hart Lane.

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Defoe, 29, has been linked with West Brom and Queens Park Rangers -- where he would be reunited with former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp -- while Sigurdsson struggled to hold down a starting place after his summer move from Hoffenheim.

However, despite having strengthened with the likes of Paulinho and Roberto Soldado, Villas-Boas said both Defoe and Sigurdsson remain in his plans for the new season.

"They are players we count on 100%," Villas-Boas said 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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