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Toby Alderweireld happy to stay at Tottenham Hotspur

Defender Toby Alderweireld suggests that he intends on remaining at Tottenham Hotspur for the upcoming campaign. Toby Alderweireld has said that he is ‘focused’ on starting the new season with Tottenham Hotspur. The Belgium international currently has a £25m release clause in his contract, something which has naturally led to interest in the defender’s signature. Roma have been linked with an approach for the 30-year-old, although it appears that the Italian giants may struggle to tempt the player away from North London. Alderweireld is quoted by talkSPORT: “I think the manager knows I am committed to the club and the team but you never know in football. A game like Sunday I was captain – so that shows the manager has trust in me and I’m showing the right atti...

Bayern Munich enter race for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha?

Bayern Munich are reportedly considering an approach for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who is also attracting interest from Arsenal. Bayern Munich have reportedly identified Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as a potential summer signing. Arsenal are known to be keen on the Ivory Coast international, although it remains doubtful whether the Gunners are prepared to meet the 26-year-old’s £80m valuation. Palace are not in any rush to sell their most prized asset, but it appears that the Eagles may face an increasingly tough fight to keep hold of the attacker. According to 90 min, Bayern are considering an approach for Zaha as they continue to look for replacements after the exits of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. The Bundesliga champions have, so far, failed to bring in Chels...

Tottenham Hotspur closing in on Ryan Sessegnon deal?

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly edge closer to completing a deal to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly moved closer to securing the signing of Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. The Premier League giants have been frequently linked with the left-sided player, who has just contributed two goals and six assists in his first season of top-flight football. As a result of the 19-year-old having just 12 months left on his contract, Fulham find themselves in a position where they are open to cashing in on the England Under-21 international. According to The Telegraph, talks between the two clubs have reached an advanced stage, with Fulham also showing an interest in two fringe players from the North London outfit. At least one of Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin Nkoud...

Laporte ready to battle for his Manchester City place

City have been linked with a number of new centre-backs to replace Vincent Kompany. Aymeric Laporte expects a fight to keep his place in the Manchester City side whether the champions buy a new centre-back this summer or not. Pep Guardiola has one fewer senior central defender in his squad following the departure of captain Vincent Kompany at the end of last season. City have been heavily linked with Leicester’s Harry Maguire but have given no indication whether they are likely to push for a deal. City have been linked with Leicester’s Harry Maguire (Mike Egerton/PA) That leaves Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi as the club’s recognised centre-halves. Laporte, who was outstanding and featured in 49 of the treble winners’ 61 games in all competitions last season, said: “Hopefully it...

Hugo Lloris heads home from Spurs’ pre-season Asia tour due to illness

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has returned to London from Singapore to continue his recovery from tonsillitis. The Spurs captain sat out Sunday’s 3-2 win over Juventus in the pre-season International Champions Cup, having been suffering with illness since Friday. The Premier League club expect Lloris to be able to resume training once the squad are back in north London. Hugo Lloris has today returned to London from Singapore to continue his recovery from tonsillitis.#SpursTour2019 ⚪️ #ICC2019 — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 22, 2019 A statement on Tottenham’s website read: “Hugo Lloris has today (Monday) returned to London from Singapore to continue his recovery from tonsillitis. “Our club captain missed the 3-2 win against Juventus at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday ...

Real Madrid ‘willing to be patient in Paul Pogba pursuit’

Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful that a patient approach to their pursuit of Paul Pogba will convince Manchester United to lower their £180m asking price. Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful that a patient approach to their pursuit of Paul Pogba will convince Manchester United to lower their asking price for the midfielder. United are holding out for an offer of £180m for the France international, which is a valuation that Madrid are neither willing nor able to meet having already spent £300m this summer. Pogba has publicly stated his desire to leave Old Trafford during the current transfer window, while his agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that he is looking at options to get his client out of the club. United were previously understood to have ruled out the possibility of selling Pogba a...

John O’Shea joins Reading coaching staff

The Republic of Ireland international retired from football at the end of last season. John O’Shea has returned to Reading as a first-team coach. O’Shea, who retired as a player after Reading’s final game last season, will work alongside manager Jose Gomes and his backroom staff. The Royals signed the former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland defender in the summer of 2018 after his contract at Sunderland had expired. O’Shea had spent seven years at the Stadium of Light having arrived from Manchester United, where he started his career in 1999. The 38-year-old made a combined total of 803 senior appearances in all competitions for club and country. Reading manager Gomes told the club website: “John is an intelligent, modest, positive, highly-respected individual who enjoyed a quite ...

Result: MLS star’s trick shot penalty goes horribly wrong

Josef Martinez shook off the embarrassment of a dreadful penalty miss to seal Atlanta United’s 2-0 win over DC United as the defending Major League Soccer champions moved up to second in the Eastern Conference. Pity Martinez came off the bench to break the deadlock in the 89th minute before Josef Martinez sealed the victory in injury time on Sunday. DC United, who were without former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, should have fallen behind midway through the second half but Josef Martinez’s elaborate attempt sailed high over the crossbar. Hay veces que hasta los mejores fallan y @JosefMartinez17 se equivoca.#ATLvDC | 0-0 pic.twitter.com/lXpbJX9EiA — Fútbol MLS (@futbolMLS) July 21, 2019 However, the Venezuela international made amends at the end as Atlanta moved three ...

Liverpool youngster Yasser Larouci stretchered off after horror tackle

Joris Gnagnon later apologised for the challenge which forced Larouci off the field.

Juan Mata urges Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United

Juan Mata hopes fantastic and influential midfielder Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United and help turn the city red again. Three years after returning to Old Trafford in what was a world-record £89million deal, the 26-year-old has publicly admitted he is open to “a new challenge somewhere else”. Those comments sent tongues wagging, as did agent Mino Raiola speaking about his client’s desire to leave amid interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus. But Pogba has knuckled down during United’s pre-season tour and was in good spirits at an adidas event held in Singapore’s Marina Bay on Sunday. Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata on stage during the Adidas event in Singapore (Simon Peach/PA) The World Cup winner cl...

Manchester City ‘closing in on £16m Thiago Almada deal’

Manchester City are reportedly on the brink of completing a £16m deal for 18-year-old Velez Sarsfield attacker Thiago Almada, who has been dubbed ‘the new Lionel Messi’. Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of completing a £16m deal for Velez Sarsfield attacker Thiago Almada. The 18-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the new Lionel Messi‘, recently rejected a new contract at the Argentine outfit which would have seen his release clause rise to £23m. Man City are understood to have triggered his existing release clause with their £16m bid, and the Daily Mail reports that terms are close to being agreed. Pep Guardiola has been keeping tabs on the youngster in recent years and has now decided to make his move in order to beat other interested parties to his signatur...

Manchester City ‘still interested in Harry Maguire’

Manchester City are reportedly still interested in signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, but only if they can offload two players first. Manchester City are reportedly still interested in signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire this summer. The England international is expected to leave the King Power Stadium amid interest from Manchester United, who were thought to be leading the race after Man City reportedly dropped out of the running earlier this summer. Speculation yesterday suggested that United had finally agreed terms for a world-record £80m move which would see Maguire become the most expensive defender in history. The Mirror reports that Man City would still like to bring Maguire to the Etihad Stadium this summer, but cannot afford him unless they offload pla...

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