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Tottenham boss Villas-Boas unsure on defender pursuit

The Spurs manager is weighing up whether or not to add to his back line but has been impressed by the form of youngster Zeki Fryers in pre-season and may be content enough

Andre Villas-Boas is unsure whether Tottenham will make any more defensive signings before the end of the transfer window.

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The Portuguese manager has been busy in the close-season, bringing in Brazil international midfielder Paulinho, Frenchman Etienne Capoue and Belgian winger Nacer Chadli, as well as striker Roberto Soldado for a club-record €30 million (£25.6m).

Villas-Boas is reportedly interested in bolstering his squad further with another defender ahead of the September 2 deadline, especially after Danny Rose had to be replaced in their 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday due to a thigh problem, while the possibility remains of a £100m windfall with which he may have to replace Real Madrid target Gareth Bale.

However, the 35-year-old kept his cards close to his chest when asked about his plans after the match at Selhurst Park.

"We have options in defence," he argued. "We still have [Kyle] Naughton, we have [Younes] Kaboul coming back, we have Zeki Fryers, who did very well in pre-season.

"I think we are covered. We might [buy] we haven't decided yet, bearing in mind Fryers's progression."

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