Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has no problems talking with unsettled striker Dimitar Berbatov and his agent.

Ramos started Berbatov on the bench for Saturday's 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough and said: "If they want to talk we are here and we'll welcome them with open arms.

"I've just arrived and have spoken to the player and I hope there is no problem. I think he'd have told me.

"We have many games and we have to give breathers to the players.

"Bent and Defoe tried really hard and worked well. Bent scored but both gave their all.

"It was difficult for the other two to come on from the bench cold but they tried and worked hard."