No Spurs stay for Mido
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham have confirmed that Mido will not be staying at White Hart Lane next season.
Tottenham have confirmed that talks with Roma with regards the future of Mido have broken down, with the Egyptian to head back to the Italian capital next season.
Mido has proven a popular figure at White Hart Lane during an 18-month loan spell, with Spurs boss Martin Jol eager to add the powerful striker to his ranks on a permanent basis.
The talented forward had also intimated a strong desire to stay in North London but it now seems he will be back in Serie A next season, as both parties have failed to concur on a fee.
The arrival of Dimitar Berbatov in an £11 million switch from Bayer Leverkusen had cast doubts over whether Tottenham would take up the option of signing Mido in the close-season and it would now appear they are not willing to up their initial offer.
While Mido is heading for the exit door, defender Stephen Kelly has signed a new one-year contract after making 44 appearances this term, albeit mostly as an understudy to first choice Phil Stalteri.
Kelly had hinted earlier in the season that he may have to seek pastures new in order to secure regular football but he has now decided to stay and battle for a place next term.
In what has been a busy period for Tottenham, Serbia and Montenegro defender Goran Bunjevcevic has been released - joining Noureddine Naybet in leaving the ambitious capital outfit.