Van der Vaart plays down Schalke talk

Rafael van der Vaart has insisted he wants to stay at Tottenham, although he refused to entirely rule out a move to Schalke.

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The 29-year-old former Hamburg midfielder has been linked with a return to Germany, where his wife still works.

Asked about the prospect of joining Schalke, Dutchman Van der Vaart told Bild: "I don't know. Actually, I want to stay at Tottenham. But, in football, you never know."

Pointing out he never expected to join Spurs or Real Madrid in the way he did, he added: "I spent three years living in Hamburg and had a wonderful time at HSV.

"My wife, Sylvie, works there and we have many friends who live in your country."

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