AVB to explain Bale no-show
Andre Villas-Boas will today put the record straight on wantaway star Gareth Bale's absence from training on Tuesday.
The Tottenham boss will hold a routine press conference ahead of their Europa League play-off game with Dinamo Tblisi.
But most of the questions are likely to be centred around the future of Bale and his on-off world-record move to Real Madrid.
Bale is reportedly "furious" with Spurs over their handling of the move and after he returned from a short break in Spain over the weekend, he was expected to return to training on Tuesday.
However, the winger did not show up and was seen in central London meeting his representatives.
Sky sources suggested Villas-Boas had "no issue" with Bale's no-show, and the manager is expected to put the club's version of events forward at lunchtime on Wednesday.
Tottenham are reportedly insisting they will not sell Bale to Madrid until they have signed at least one more player to replace him.
And chairman Daniel Levy is in no mood to be pushed around by the Spanish giants, with Spurs angered by Real's decision to erect a stage that was reportedly built to be used to unveil Bale on Tuesday.
Real have now stopped selling shirts with Bale's name on the back in a bid to avoid angering the north London club further.