Tottenham vice-chairman Paul Kemsley has denied reports he has ambitions of buying the club with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

Kemsley told the News of the World: "I am a great admirer of Daniel (Levy) and what he has done for this club. The report that I'm teaming up with Mike to take charge is just nonsense.

"Yes, Mike is my best friend and has been from the time we worked together in a sports shop as teenagers. But he's not a Tottenham fan and I know he is totally committed to Newcastle.

"Me? I always have been a Spurs fan so I would love it if we could stuff Newcastle 4-0 when we play them and, friends or not, I would laugh straight in Mike's face."