Erik Lamela is set to stay at Tottenham, says Mauricio Pochettino
The winger has been in Rome recovering from injury and has been linked with a move back to his former club.
Lamela, 24, spent two seasons in Rome and is now in his fourth term at White Hart Lane.
He struggled in England initially but has thrived under Pochettino and was an important figure in their third-place finish last term.
Erik Lamela has struggled with injuries this season
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And Pochettino says his compatriot is happy in north London.
"We will expect that Lamela will be here (on Friday). The last scan in Rome showed there was no issue," he said.
"There are a lot of rumours. He asked to go to Rome to change the place and maybe inspire him to recover quickly, you cannot control all the rumours but he is very happy.
"He is very happy here, very focused and has suffered a lot because he is a player who likes to play football and it shows when he is on the pitch, all the rumours do not help him."