Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has ruled out releasing Erik Lamela for loan this month.

The Mirror says his father even claimed Lamela wanted to quit the club this month - but Levy is determined to keep him.

He sees it as a matter of pride that such a marquee signing should not be allowed to leave the club so soon after arriving, although the 21-year-old remains behind Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend in the pecking order.

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