TOTTENHAM OPEN RYAN SESSEGNON CONTRACT TALKS AMID RUMORS

Tottenham have opened talks with Ryan Sessegnon over a new contract, Football Insider understands. The 21-year-old has finally started to live up to his billing since the turn of the year and justify the £25million Spurs spent on him in 2019. A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Antonio Conte has made it clear to the club hierarchy he believes Sessegnon is a ”huge” talent who can develop into a bona fide Premier League star.

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Discussions are underway on extending the left-sided star’s deal beyond it’s current expiration in the summer of 2025. He has become Spurs’ first choice left wing-back in recent months during an impressive run of performances interrupted only by a hamstring injury that sidelined him for a month. Across all competitions this season, Sessegnon has made 17 appearances.

ARSENAL FAIL TO REGAIN TOP-FOUR FROM TOTTENHAM

Arsenal have had to settle for fifth place on the Premier League table for a few days at least after their failure to regain fourth spot from North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season.


The Gunners began last weekend in fourth position and with a three-point cushion over Tottenham Hotspur who were in fifth position. At that point, Arsenal had played a game less than Spurs who were the first team to play last weekend. Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Newcastle United 5-1 at home on Sunday to move above Arsenal into fourth spot ahead of their tricky trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night in a London Derby clash.

SPURS TRIO TO MISS BRIGHTON GAME

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has delivered the injury update on his team ahead of their visit to face Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. The Italian tactician provided on the health of his team in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Brighton game scheduled to take place on Wednesday night. The game should have taken place in the first half of the season, but it had to be rescheduled due to Covid-19 in the Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Conte confirmed that the trio of Japhet Tanganga, Ryan Sessegnon and Olivier Skipp will miss the Brighton game due to various injury problems. Tanganga and Skipp are long-term injury absentees as they have not played for Spurs since the end of January, while Sessegnon is a new injury absentee after he suffered an injury in the first half of the Everton game last week Monday.

SPURS DUO OUT OF EVERTON GAME

The Tottenham Hotspur duo of Oliver Skipp and JaphetTanganga will miss the visit of Everton in the Premier League due to injury. The two players have been missing in action for Spurs since the end of January.


Skipp was a regular in the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI before he picked up a groin injury on the back of his return from a season-long loan spell at Norwich City. The young Tottenham Hotspur midfielder spent the whole of last season on loan at Norwich City and he was an important player as they sealed Premier League promotion by winning the English Championship.

CONTE TO REMAIN AT TOTTENHAM DESPITE PUBLIC RANTS

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte will continue his job at the club even though his future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is already looking uncertain less than five months since taking over. Following an embarrassing 1-0 loss against Burnley in the Premier League, Conte, in his post-match reaction, made a couple of comments that suggested that he was already getting dissatisfied with life at the club already. Conte mentioned a couple of things in that post-match interview, including that even though he was brought in to be the messiah and turn things around at the club, things have not been going the way he wants.

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Since Wednesday night, several news outlets started spreading several reports about an unrest in the Tottenham dressing room, with some of them suggesting that Conte could already be living in his last says as Spurs manager even though he joined the London club only a few months ago. However, according to talkSPORT, Conte’s comments were not supposed to send out a message that he is fed up at the club and wants to leave, but rather, a public way of sending a clear and direct message to the players so they can improve their game.

SPURS OFFICIALS ANGRY OVER ARSENAL REQUEST

Tottenham Hotspur officials have been angered by the postponement request made by Arsenal ahead of the North London Derby encounter between the two teams in the Premier League. The Gunners made the request to postpone the game due to a lack of first team players and the request was granted by the Premier League board who met on Saturday to discuss the request.

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The position of the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy was conveyed in a statement from the club. They clearly didn’t agree with the request made by Arsenal. Various reports in the British media claimed that senior Tottenham Hotspur officials are angry and frustrated that the game was called off and that the Gunners don’t have any Covid-19 outbreak.

SPURS NOW UNBEATEN IN SEVEN GAMES

North London club Tottenham Hotspur are now unbeaten in seven Premier League games under new manager Antonio Conte. They are one of the few teams who have not tasted defeat in the last six Premier League games. Spurs have shown signs of improvement under Conte since his appointment last month and they are now unbeaten in all the seven league matches under his watch after the 1-1 away draw against Southampton earlier this week.

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Tottenham Hotspur turned to Conte last month after NunoEspirito Santo was sacked as their manager earlier in the season. The Daniel Levy-led Spurs board pulled the plug on Nuno after a poor run in the league. The Portuguese tactician had been appointed as the Tottenham Hotspur manager in the summer after they were snubbed by a lot of their options including Conte. Spurs and Conte were able to reach an agreement for the latter to become the new manager last month on an 18-month deal until the end of next season.

KANE GOAL DROUGHT GOES ON

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is a man looking for his form in front of goal after the Englishman failed to find the back of the net againduring the Premier League win over newly promoted side Brentford on Thursday night.

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Kane has enjoyed contrasting form for club and country in recent weeks on the back of his failed move to Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer. The Spurs striker publicly revealed his intention to leave the North London club for the Etihad Stadium due to a gentleman’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy only for the move to be blocked by Levy and his board members who asked for over £150m for Manchester City to secure his transfer. In the end, Kane could not get his dream move to Spurs and his club form has suffered for it. In stark contrast, he scored seven goals in just two England games during the World Cup 2022 qualifiers last month.

WHERE WILL KANE BE PLAYING NEXT SEASON?

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has a huge decision to make about his future at the end of the season as he is currently being linked with a host of top clubs in England.

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The England international striker recently revealed in an interview he had with Manchester United legend Gary Neville that he would love to win trophies so he does not end up having regrets at the end of his career and has hinted that he could be heading for the exit at the end of this current campaign.

SPURS DUO TO MISS HAMMERS GAME

Tottenham Hotspur will be without the defensive duo of Ryan Sessegnon andMatt Doherty for the London Derby clash with home team West Ham United in the Premier League. The match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United is one of the biggest on the football calendar for the two teams and the first of their two league meetings for this season will take place at the London Stadium later this weekend.

Spurs boss NunoEspirito Santo gave an update on the status of both Sessegnon and Doherty earlier this week. He informed reporters that England junior international Sessegnon won’t be available for a while and that Irish defender Doherty picked up an injury while he was with his country in the last international window and that he’s optimistic that the player will return to the Tottenham Hotspur squad next week. Nuno is no stranger to Doherty having coached him during his time as the Wolves manager. Doherty left Wolves to join Tottenham Hotspur in a £15m deal last summer before Nuno joined him in North London this summer on the back of his appointment as the Spurs boss.