Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is still waiting for the availability of Vlad Chiriches.

Chiriches is, remarkably, still to receive a work permit even though his transfer from Steaua Bucharest was completed three weeks ago.

"We are waiting for the post to arrive for the player to be registered," Villas-Boas said.

"As awkward as that may look and sound, that is the reality.

"The player is frustrated with the situation but we can't do anything about it."

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