Dembele extends deal

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has signed a new contract that will run until 2019, the club said on Friday. Belgium midfielder Dembele, who joined Tottenham from Fulham in 2012 in a 15 million pound deal, has made 143 appearances for the club and scored nine goals. "The way we're playing, the way the club is developing, everything is very good," Dembele, 28, said on Tottenham's Twitter feed. "Everyone wants to be part of this team and this club. That's why I am proud to extend my contract." Dembele, who has more than 60 caps for Belgium, has helped keep Tottenham on the fringes of the Premier League title race this season, scoring four times in 20 appearances.