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Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Sep 00:28

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic to inflict deja vu on Tottenham

Their win at the London Stadium in May shattered Spurs’ title hopes and Bilic now wants more of the same with Tottenham having shown signs of vulnerability so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Sep 00:12

Mauricio Pochettino urges Eric Dier to nail down position

Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Eric Dier to prove he is indispensable in one position if he wants to avoid being used as both a defender and midfielder at Tottenham.

ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News 21 Sep 21:21

The Sweeper: Spurs fans' Lion King tribute

Fans display a Lion King tribute for Spurs, Paul Pogba bounces back from injury with some dancing and more in the Sweeper.

ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News 21 Sep 20:40

Bilic: Spurs play the most attractive football

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic backs Tottenham as one of the main title contenders ahead of their first derby of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 19:54

Mauricio Pochettino confident Harry Kane will stay

Sherwood gave Kane his debut at Spurs and said this week that ‘the only way they can keep him is to win something this year’. But Pochettino dismissed any suggestions that Kane would want to leave.

ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News 21 Sep 19:21

Pochettino: Alli gesture was a joke with a friend

Mauricio Pochettino elaborates on Dele Alli's gesture against Barnsley and looks ahead to Spurs' clash with West Ham.

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 18:18

What is the future of the Carabao Cup? - TACKLE KEOWN

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered your questions ahead of the weekend's action in the Premier League .

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 17:37

Bilic urges West Ham to dent Tottenham's title hopes

Slaven Bilic's West Ham outfit effectively ended their rivals' Premier League title hopes last season with a 1-0 victory at the London Stadium back in May.

Tottenham Hotspur – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 17:28

Euro Paper Talk: Milan giants battle for Barca ace; Liverpool, Man Utd alerted by Mertens news

Dries Mertens’ exit fee makes a January move to Manchester United a possibility, while Inter and AC Milan are set to do battle for a Barca star next summer, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

MERTENS EXIT FEE HAS PREM PAIR ON ALERT

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Napoli star Dries Mertens after details of his exit fee were published in the Italian media.

The Premier League duo have been linked with the Belgian star at various times over the past 12 months, but Napoli rewarded his fine form with an extended contract to 2020.

That appeared to signal the end of English interest in Mertens, but Calciomercato claims that the player’s exit clause has been set at a rather low €30million – a fee hardly likely to scare off potential suitors.

Mertens, 30, netted 28 goals in 35 appearances for Napoli in Serie A last season when the forward operated in a more central striking role following the sales of Manolo Gabbiadini and the injury to Arkadiusz Milik.

But with the player more adept at playing in a wide attacking role, United could yet pounce once again.

Officials from Manchester United were reported to have held transfer talks with Mertens prior to the player extending his Napoli deal.

 

MONACO TELL JUVENTUS, PSG, MAN UTD PRICE FOR FABINHO

Fabinho could be allowed to leave Monaco in January after the Brazilian midfielder once again expressed a desire to leave the defending Ligue 1 champions.

The player was heavily linked with both Manchester United and PSG this summer, but he eventually stayed put with Monaco instead cashing in on the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Ben Mendy.

Juventus, meanwhile, are the latest club to be linked with Fabinho and Italian publication Calciomercato claim Monaco have slapped a €60m price tag on the player.

United look unlikely to pursue the deal given their capture of Nemanja Matic and the form of Antonio Valencia at right-back, which will leave Juve and PSG to battle it out over his signature.

 

AND THE REST

AC Milan and Inter are interested in signing Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and will do everything they can to sign him next summer (Sportal)

Inter are planning to sign Samir Handanovic to a contract extension to ward off interest from Liverpool (Calciomercato)

West Ham sent scouts to watch SPAL defender Francesco Vicari on Wednesday night ahead of a possible January swoop (Sport Mediaset)

Aymeric Laporte: Man City reignite interest

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has allocated £180million on new players in January and wants to sign one attacker and one defender on the back of their disappointing start to the season. Forwards Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala and Timo Werner all in their sights, while Bayern Munich star David Alaba and Athletic Bilbao ace Aymeric Laporte are also reported targets (Don Balon)

Juventus would be powerless to prevent Dybala from leaving if he wants to seek pastures new, according to the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta (Premium Sports)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko wants a reunion with Wolfsburg in January (Bild)

Liverpool are once again being linked with a January move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The French defender is in talks with the club over a new deal and raising his buy-out clause to £89m – but the Reds hope to sign him up before his new deal is inked (Kicker)

Chelsea made a deadline-day offer for Bayern Munich star Rafinha, while clubs in Italy and Spain also approached him, the defender has revealed (Bild)

Manchester City scouts were in attendance last night as Lazio suffered a 4-1 defeat to Napoli. City have been linked with a move for €70m-rated Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)

Arsenal will battle Borussia Dortmund for highly-rated Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (Foot Mercato)

Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla have all joined Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the race to sign £17.5m-rated Besiktas star Cenk Tosun (Fanatik)

Manchester United have contacted the agent of Brazilian star Lucas Lima over a January move to Old Trafford, his representative has claimed (Haberturk)

Jeremy Mathieu claims Neymar quit Barcelona for PSG to give himself a chance to win the Ballon d’Or (EFE)

Barcelona’s record signing Ousmane Dembele has revealed he will be back “in two months” time after suffering a torn thigh muscle

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted his club have held talks over a possible deal for Genoa’s teenage sensation Pietro Pellegri. The 16-year-old is also wanted by Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United (Premium Sports)

 

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his side bringing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes to the Bernabeu (Don Balon)

Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he wants to get into management when he finally hangs up his boots (Football Italia)

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Tottenham Hotspur – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 17:01

Pochettino tells Spurs what is required from West Ham showdown

Mauricio Pochettino has told his Tottenham players to match West Ham’s fight and desire if they want to overcome their London rivals on Saturday.

Spurs’ title challenge was all-but ended last term by a 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium and two years ago they lost by the same scoreline as the Hammers dented their hopes of catching Leicester.

This season’s fixture comes much earlier in the campaign but Tottenham can hardly afford another slip-up given they already trail both Manchester United and Manchester City by five points.

The Hammers tend to raise their game against their fiercest rivals and Pochettino has warned his side they must be up for the fight.

“For all the excitement and desire they show to beat us, we must show the same. We must show the same desire, excitement and aggressivity,” Pochettino said.

“It is a derby. When you play a derby they try to give their best and try to win. It is our enemy, I understand very well that. For us we have to follow our way.

“We know very well what it means for our fans to play against West Ham. We will try to stay and be ready to compete, fight and be aggressive.”

Pochettino is likely to recall a number of key players that were rested in the Carabao Cup win against Barnsley on Tuesday night, including Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

Pochettino has no fresh injuries for Saturday’s game. Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are both nursing knee injuries while Erik Lamela is still recovering from a problem with his hips.

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Tottenham Hotspur – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 16:53

Pochettino responds to claims Kane could be tempted from Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no fears Harry Kane will leave Tottenham any time soon.

Tottenham were warned this week by former manager Tim Sherwood that they would have to win trophies sooner rather than later to keep Kane – who has been linked with Real Madrid – content at the club.

To further add to the striker’s ever growing list of plaudits, Kane was the only English player included on Wednesday’s 55-man shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World 11, decided by the votes of 25,000 professional players.

The Tottenham striker has scored six goals for club and country already this season, after hitting 29 last term to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot award.

“One English player, no? Harry is one of the best strikers in the world and that is confirmation,” Pochettino said of Kane’s inclusion on the list.

“That does not surprise me. We have some players who deserved to be included but they are not. Harry is one of the best strikers in the world.”

Pochettino was then asked if he fears Kane could ever be tempted away.

“It’s good because many people talk about him winning trophies for Harry to stay here with us. It is all very clear with Harry as people recognise his value,” he added.

“He is still one of the best players. But he loves Tottenham and wants to play here for a long time.”

 

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ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News 21 Sep 16:49

Mauricio Pochettino: Dele Alli gesture vs. Barnsley was a joke with a friend

Mauricio Pochettino elaborates on Dele Alli's gesture against Barnsley and looks ahead to Spurs' clash with West Ham. The guys answer your tweets on Klopp's effectiveness, Wenger's dubious sale of the Ox, and Mourinho's managerial prowess. Mauricio Pochettino emphasises that Tottenham's ambition is to try to win the Premier League or UCL, not domestic cups. LONDON -- Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Dele Alli's gesture after scoring against Barnsley in Tuesday's EFL Cup third round was a joke with a friend in the stands. Alli, 21, appeared to cup his hands behind his ears when celebrating his 65th-minute winner in the 1-0 victory at Wembley, where the attendance was just 23,926 -- under one-third of the stadium's 90,000 capacity. There had been speculation that the gesture was directed at the low crowd, the media or even Pochettino...

Tottenham Hotspur – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:34

Sky Sports v BT Sport: Which channel favours your side most?

Manchester United had 54 matches televised last season, the most of any Premier League side in a single campaign over the past five seasons, according to new findings by MoneySuperMarket.

In fact, this is more than six other Premier League clubs have each had over the past five years in total (Bournemouth had 34 games televised in that time, Brighton 52 games, Burnley 46 games, Huddersfield 25 games, Stoke 49 games and West Brom 51 games).

In contrast, the number of Chelsea games on TV has decreased each season, down from 44 in 2012/2013 to 33 in 2016/2017 – a 25% decrease, despite them having won the Premier League title twice in the last three seasons.

These findings come as part of research which examined when and where fans can watch their team on TV. The start of the football season historically sees an above average number of customers taking out sports TV packages, but 2017 has seen an explosion – with a 1,000% increase in people taking out new packages** – due to the great value deals available.

To help fans see where and how often their team’s games have been televised over the past five seasons, MoneySuperMarket has launched a guide on its website. This will enable supporters to choose the right package for them.

The Blues also feature in both of the two most-screened fixtures; Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Manchester City. The both aired 14 times a piece over the past five years, closely and a bit surprisingly followed by West Ham vs Manchester City (13 times).

If you’re after goals, Manchester City are a good bet, – the Citizens have scored the most goals out of anyone, netting 386 goals across 195 games. This is an average of just under two goals a game, the highest rate of any Premier League side.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though – the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

A table of the total number of televised games each club has had can be found below:

 

A table of the current Premier League sides’ average games per broadcaster can be seen below:

 

Even with BT’s exclusive European football coverage, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are still being shown more often on Sky and this is reflected in the number of live fixtures between the so-called ‘Big Six’.

The Manchester derby has been a Sky exclusive with BT yet to televise a single game between North-West giants and it is a similar story with Manchester United vs Liverpool as Sky have aired 11 out of the last 13 fixtures between the sides.

A table of Big Six fixtures split by broadcaster can be seen below:

Dan Plant, Editor-In-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows that the public’s interest in sports-related TV products is at its highest when the new season begins, with 46% of customers making their choices at the start of the season.

“We’ve analysed the games, the goals and ratio of big games across all broadcasters and found that Sky are still airing more games per Premier League team despite BT gaining exclusive rights to European competitions in 2015/2016.

“Year-on-year, BT are closing the gap in regard to number of live games but  the data shows that regardless of who you support, Sky are likelier to televise more of your  team’s matches. Though, fans of Stoke City may prefer to switch off altogether given their team is averaging less than a goal a game when on the box.”

 

For more information, check out the Football Fixtures on TV Index here.

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Tottenham Hotspur – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 11:21

Paper Talk: Man Utd, Arsenal in Goretzka fight; Mahrez gets warning

Manchester United and Arsenal have entered the race to sign a Schalke midfielder, while PSG striker Edinson Cavani is a target for two Premier League sides, according to Thursday’s newspapers.

PREM DUO ENTER RACE FOR SCHALKE MAN

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly among the clubs keen to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka.

The midfielder is regarded as one of the best young talents in German football after helping the national team lift the Confederations Cup this summer.

As a result, both Liverpool and Manchester City were spoken of as potential destinations for Goretzka, who instead opted to stay in the Bundesliga.

However, the 22-year-old will be out of contract next summer and according to the Daily Express, United and Arsenal have now entered the race for the player.

It is rumoured though that Goretzka prefers a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich, with reports on Wednesday suggesting that Barca were at the front of the queue for the player.

The Catalan giants view Goretzka as a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, while Schalke sporting executive Christian Heidel recently said he hopes to have the player’s future sorted by the time the transfer window opens again in January.

“I’d like to think that by the winter break we will have clarity,” he said.

AND THE REST

Manchester City are closing in on a new deal for Fernandinho, despite negotiations taking longer than expected (The Sun)

Chelsea and Everton are interested in signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are planning a swoop for Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has ruled out big-money move to French club Paris St-Germain (Daily Express)

Arsenal could make a fresh move for Raheem Sterling in January, with Alexis Sanchez heading to Manchester City in exchange (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head in a battle to land 17-year-old German midfielder David Philipp from Werder Bremen (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fulham’s 16-year-old midfielder Matt O’Riley (Daily Mirror)

Demarai Gray has warned Riyad Mahrez that he is ready to replace him in Leicester’s starting line-up (Daily Mirror)

Fernando Llorente has pleaded for time to settle before Tottenham fans judge him (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a major boost with £26m centre-back Mamadou Sakho set for Premier League action for the first time this season (Daily Express)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig’s 18-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano (Daily Star)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to sign Graham Dorrans for Swansea as he prepares to face the Rangers star in the first derby showdown of the season (Daily Record)

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ESPN FC - Tottenham Hotspur News 20 Sep 18:35

Tottenham's Wembley attendance woes won't go away this season

Wembley wasn't even one-third full for Tuesday's game. There isn't much Spurs can do about it, either. Midway through the first half of Tottenham's Carabao Cup match against Barnsley, the chants of "Wem-ber-lee, Wem-ber-lee" began from the away end. The Spurs fans, who still do not really think of themselves as the "home" end, didn't join in. For Barnsley's travelling mob, a third trip to Wembley in three seasons was something to celebrate. For Tottenham's fans, a third trip to Wembley in six days was a drag, and most stayed away on a blustery Tuesday night. The official attendance for the match,...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC 28 Jun 17:26

Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC 15 Jun 17:18

Son to have surgery on fractured arm

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min could miss the start of the new season after fracturing his arm in South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Qatar.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC 12 Jun 22:23

Mabbutt returns home after heart surgery

Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt returns home from hospital after undergoing heart surgery.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Tottenham Hotspur | BBC 7 Jun 17:21

Modric zai bayar da shaida kan zargin cin hanci

Ana sa ran dan kwallon Real Madrid, Luka Modric, da na Liverpool Dejan Lovren za su bayar da shaida kan zargin cin hanci a Croatia.

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