Will Spurs Return To Make An Offer?

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Spurs have been linked with the player for the best part of two years, although obviously that has been with their previous bosses.

24-year-old Downing gave his most impressive display for England in Germany earlier in the year, and that sparked interest from a few clubs ... but only Spurs have made an offer.

Gareth Southgate: "We're not in position where we want to sell our players, especially to teams that are close to us.

"We need to keep the players we've got, work with the squad we've got and climb the table with those players.

"What we're hoping to do is put a lid on things as early as we can and say we're not looking to move players on and hopefully we haven't got the speculation going on right throughout January."