Tottenham transfer news: target available for right price, but midfielder might leave

It’s not news that Tottenham have identified Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele as their top target this transfer window. Last week, it was reported that the Ligue 1 club have turned down a Tottenham bid in the region of £60m. However, Spurs still remain in pursuit of the midfielder, and they have received some encouraging news on their chase. Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that he would allow Ndombele to leave this summer, but only at a right price. He also revealed that a number of clubs are interested in…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Eriksen wants to leave, agent says ‘not a surprise’

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has admitted that he wishes to start a new challenge this summer. The Danish midfielder was part of the losing Spurs side in the Champions League final. He has only one year left in his current deal, and it is reported that Real Madrid are interested in his services. However, he has also claimed that if no suitable offer come for him this summer, he wouldn’t have any problem in signing a new deal. “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where…

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Real Madrid Issue Official Statement Addressing Pochettino

Real Madrid have issued a official statement dismissing  Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that his team were denied access to Los Blancos training facility.  The Lily Whites will fly into the Spanish capital soon ahead of their Champions League final clash with Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano, home to Real Madrid’s derby rivals Atletico Madrid, on June 1. Both clubs will be using Atletico’s training centre during their stay in Madrid.  Speaking to the press on Thursday, Pochettino lightheartedly claimed that he asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to accommodate his club in…

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Pochettino at the pinnacle

Tottenham fans everywhere will have breathed a collective sigh of relief when Manchester United offered Ole Gunnar Solksjaer a full-time contract and Real Madrid brought Zinedine Zidane back to the club. The powers-that-be at Old Trafford and the Santiago Bernabeu had long been rumoured to be biding their time before making an official approach for Pochettino, possibly luring him away from The Lilywhites. With those roles filled, for now, it meant Spurs fans could relax a little this summer, knowing United and Real are not actively pursuing their man. However,…

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Pochettino rules out move for Rossi as Italian looks to prove fitness

Following reports on Thursday linking Giuseppe Rossi with a move to Tottenham, Coach Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out a move for the Italian-American in his weekly press conference. After being asked about the reports, Pochettino said: “There are many names that appear in every transfer window. I think he is another name to add on the list but it is only a rumour. We have not considered him.” The Spurs manager will be without star striker Harry Kane for up to 10 matches with an ankle injury, while Heung-Min Son will…

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Tottenham extend Toby Alderweireld deal but activate £25m release clause

Tottenham will trigger the extension clause in defender Toby Alderweireld’s contract, but have also included a £25m release clause, manager Mauricio Pochettino says. The Belgium international’s current deal runs out next year but the club has an option to extend it until 2020. The release clause of £25m will apply up to the last two weeks of the summer transfer window. Pochettino said on Thursday: “It is the same situation as Jan [Vertonghen].” Spurs announced earlier in December that the club had extended Vertonghen’s contract until 2020. The Belgium defender is back…

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Arsenal dealt injury blow as Mkhitaryan is ruled out for up to six weeks

Arsenal have been handed a blow in the packed festive season after midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan was ruled out of action for up to six weeks with a fractured metatarsal in his right foot. Mkhitaryan, 29, was replaced at half-time during the Carabao Cup quarter-final loss to Tottenham and missed the Premier League win over Burnley. The Armenian has scored four goals and provided three assists for the Emirates Stadium side this season. He joins a lengthy injury list for Arsenal that also includes long-term absentees Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding, with both not…

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Tottenham trigger one-year Jan Vertonghen contract extension

Tottenham have confirmed that they have exercised their right to trigger a one-year extension to Jan Vertonghen’s contract, tying the defender to the club until 2020. The Belgium international’s deal was due to expire at the end of this season, but Spurs have moved to tie him down for a further 12 months. The Club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend @JanVertonghen’s contract until 2020. — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 18, 2018 A statement on the Tottenham’s website read: “The club can confirm that we have…

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Manchester United draw PSG in Champions League, Liverpool to face Bayern Munich

Manchester United have drawn Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool will face Bayern Munich and Tottenham will take on Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City were drawn against Bundesliga side Schalke, meaning three of the four English teams will face German opposition. Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the city of Madrid, with Juventus drawn against Atletico. Holders Real Madrid must overcome Dutch side Ajax, while Barcelona will take on Lyon and Roma will face FC Porto. The first legs of the last-16 ties will be split…

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Tottenham’s Eric Dier out until 2019 after having appendix removed

Tottenham will be without midfielder Eric Dier until 2019 after he had surgery to remove his appendix. The 24-year-old was not in the squad for Saturday’s win over Burnley after being diagnosed with appendicitis. The England international received immediate treatment and is not expected to return to training until January. Dier has made 13 Premier League starts for Spurs this season, with only Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Lucas Moura ahead of him. Tottenham are due to play six games between now and 4 January. Spurs said: “He will now undergo a…

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Raheem Sterling named Premier League player of the month

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been named November’s Premier League player of the month. The 24-year-old scored three goals and set up three more in City’s three league matches. It is the second time the Blues forward has won the award, the previous occasion coming in August 2016, just over a year after he joined the club. Raheem Sterling picks up @EASPORTSFIFA #POTM award for a brilliant November ➡️ https://t.co/QdEm1x730O #PLAwards pic.twitter.com/78omqjI1Q4 — Premier League (@premierleague) December 12, 2018 Two of Sterling’s City team-mates, Leroy Sane and David Silva, were…

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Kyle Walker-Peters signs contract extension with Tottenham

Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a contract extension with Tottenham which will keep him at the club until 2023. The 21-year-old had previously signed a new deal in May through to 2021, and has now committed himself to Spurs for a further two seasons. Walker-Peters made his first Premier League appearance of the season on Saturday when he came on for Serge Aurier in Spurs’ 2-0 win over Leicester City. Walker-Peters joins Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Heung-Min Son in agreeing new deals with Tottenham in recent months. The Spurs academy…

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Tottenham face FA inquiry after fan throws banana skin at Aubameyang during fiery derby

Tottenham face a Football Association investigation after one of their supporters was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 4-2 derby win at the Emirates Stadium. The Arsenal striker had scored the first of his two goals from the penalty spot when he ran to celebrate in front of the travelling supporters. A host of projectiles were thrown at him, with still photography showing that a banana skin was among them. CCTV footage was used to confirm the identify of the fan who threw it and he was arrested. The…

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Robbie Keane announces retirement from football

Republic of Ireland’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane has officially confirmed he has hung up his boots days after being unveiled as part of Mick McCarthy’s management team. The 38-year-old netted 68 goals in 146 appearances for the Boys in Green and enjoyed a decorated career that included spells at Wolves, Coventry City, Inter Milan, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur (twice), Liverpool, Celtic, West Ham, LA Galaxy, Aston Villa and most recently, ATK in India. In a prolific club career, Keane scored 325 goals in 737 club appearances. The Dubliner was confirmed as…

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Video assistant referees (VAR) set to be used in Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season after clubs agreed in principle to the move. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup, is in operation in Italy and Germany’s top divisions, and has been utilised in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games. The Premier League has been carrying out “non-live” trials this season. VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season. There…

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Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus for outgoing Scudamore

All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift. The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday. It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request. Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation, with various names being suggested as his replacement -for more information you could visit the bet365 review on match-bonus-code.co.uk to see who…

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Carabao Cup: Arsenal to host Spurs in quarter-finals

Arsenal have been drawn against north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. The Gunners, last season’s beaten finalists, will host their neighbours at Emirates Stadium during the week starting 17 December. League One Burton Albion, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, go to Championship side Middlesbrough. Chelsea host Bournemouth, while Leicester or Southampton will play the winner of Manchester City and Fulham. A rearranged date and kick-off time for Leicester’s tie against Southampton at King Power Stadium has yet to be confirmed. The match, originally scheduled…

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Tottenham confirm they will not play in new stadium until 2019

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they will not play at their new stadium until 2019 at the earliest as construction delays continued. With work at their new stadium still ongoing, Spurs have announced that the Premier League fixtures against Chelsea, Southampton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves will take place at the national stadium. Spurs, whose remaining two home Champions League group games are already booked in at Wembley, had been hoping to move into their new 62,000-seater stadium in September. Failure to critical alarm systems put paid to that and further delays and…

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Christian Eriksen could have chronic abdominal problem, says Hareide

Denmark manager Åge Hareide has suggested that Christian Eriksen’s stomach problem could be a chronic condition in what would be a major blow to an already injury-hit Tottenham Hotspur squad. The 26-year-old has not played since his club’s 2-1 Premier League win at Brighton on 22 September. Spurs had expected Eriksen to return after the international break this week but Hareide said it was unlikely the midfielder would travel for the Nations League match against Ireland on Saturday. “Christian has an abdominal problem … Such an injury can be chronic,…

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Champions League: Pochettino accuses media of ‘disrespect’ after Inter loss

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino angrily accused journalists of disrespecting his players on Tuesday after his team opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 loss at Inter Milan. Tottenham were winning 1-0 through Christian Eriksen after a performance Pochettino described as probably their best of the season, only for Mauro Icardi to equalise with an unstoppable 25-metre volley with five minutes left before Matías Vecino headed in a stoppage-time winner following a corner. Pochettino then lost his temper when asked about his decision to rest defenders Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld. “You disrespect the players…

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Hugo Lloris handed ban and £50,000 fine for drink-driving charge

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000, plus costs and a victim surcharge, and banned from driving for 20 months after appearing at Westminster magistrates’ court on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Frenchman caught police attention when he was spotted “veering” across Gloucester Place in central London in a new Porsche Panamera, doing 15mph in a 30mph zone, and going through a red light in the early hours of 24 August. Westminster magistrates’ court heard officers spotted vomit in the car, which was carrying an unnamed passenger, while Lloris, of East Finchley in…

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Chelsea coach continues attack on Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris

Chelsea coach Christophe Lollichon believes those who praise Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris “live in a dream world” as he continued his criticism of the World Cup winner. Lollichon hit out at Lloris last week, claiming that Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was far superior. Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach has since reiterated his belief that Lloris is not at the elite level many claim he is. “People live in a dream world when it comes to Lloris a bit too much, but for me Areola is above,” he told Le Figaro. “Against Germany, he…

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Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen expects new Spurs deal

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen expects the club to extend his contract until 2020. The Belgium centre-back’s contract expires at the end of the campaign. Vertonghen, who arrived at Spurs from Ajax in 2012, was linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the off-season. But Vertonghen has revealed he expected Tottenham to extend his deal. “My contract is expiring at the end of the season, but Tottenham have an option to extend it with one year,” Vertonghen said. “I think they will take up the option. We’ll see what happens.”…

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South Korea reach Asian Games final to boost Son’s hopes of military exemption

South Korea defeated Vietnam 3-1 to reach the final of the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia to boost Son Heung-min’s chances of avoiding compulsory military service. Under South Korean law all men have to carry out 21 months of military service before the age of 28 and the Tottenham winger, who is 26, had been running out of time. However, an Olympic medal earns sportsmen an exemption, as does winning the Asian Games. So if South Korea, the defending champions, can beat either Japan or United Arab Emirates in Saturday’s final,…

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