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AVB expects quiet market

TOTTENHAM manager Andre Villas-Boas anticipates limited activity at White Hart Lane on the final day of the transfer window.

Zeki Fryers and Lewis Holtby are the only arrivals so far this month and Villas-Boas does not expect any more. "We look to be quiet in the market," the Portuguese said. "It's not impossible that a couple of things happen. It's highly unlikely. We need to add quality to the squad and our quality to the squad is keeping the players we have now and Lewis arriving."

There could be at least one departure, though with Tom Huddlestone absent for last night's 1-1 draw at Norwich and he has been allowed to speak to Fulham, the Spurs boss confirmed.

Villas-Boas added: "There was an interest from Fulham. I'm not sure if they're going to follow on that interest.

"We've allowed the club to speak to the player. He's a player we rate very highly."

Holtby made his debut as a second-half substitute at Carrow Road and impressed but Spurs were indebted to Gareth Bale for a point as he conjured up an equaliser to cancel out Wes Hoolahan's opener.