Jol rules out Mido sale

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Tottenham boss Martin Jol has ruled out the possibility of selling Mido during the January transfer window.

The powerful Egyptian has found first team openings difficult to come by this term and reports suggested Manchester City were readying a bid to test Tottenham's resolve to retain the services of the striker.

However, Dimitar Berbatov, the man who has dislodged Mido in the pecking order at Spurs, has picked up a groin injury and Jol has no intention of limiting his striking options yet further.

"Mido is important because Berbatov is out," said Jol. "We are a club that keeps our best players."

It is not yet clear how long Berbatov will be sidelined for, but it would appear that Mido, who scored during Saturday's win over Southend, has a role to play at White Hart Lane.