REPORTS: TOTTENHAM CONTINUE TO REGISTER INTEREST IN NICOLO BARELLA

According to Il Messaggero, Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on a potential move for Inter Milan midfield mainstay Nicolo Barella in the ongoing transfer window. Barella has been one of the standout performers in Italy over the past couple of years. His rise in prominence has been key to Inter Milan’s return to the top in Italian football. He was also a part of the Azzurri squad that won the UEFA Euro 2020 last year.

Even though Barella’s performances dipped somewhat towards the second half of the 2021/22 season, the midfielder is rated as one of the best in his position in the Italian top flight. He has been on the radars of some top clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid having had their sights on the 25-year-old for a long time, while clubs in England have also shown an interest.

                   ATLETICO MADRID OFFER LOAN DEAL TO SIGN EMERSON ROYAL

According to a report from Diario AS, Atletico Madrid have expressed the desire to sign Emerson Royal. The Spanish giants believe there is a market opportunity to sign the Tottenham Hotspur underperforming full-back, who is coming on the back of a disappointing debut campaign in England. Formerly of Real Betis, Emerson officially joined Barcelona properly last summer to start a new chapter in his career. But his spell at Camp Nou came to an abrupt end when the Blaugrana decided to sanction his sale in the same window, with the 23-year-old defender joining Tottenham Hotspur.


Emerson was brought in to offer competition to Matt Doherty at right-back. But the Brazilian defender endured a disastrous start to his career in north London. The sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo did not change his fortunes much, with new Tottenham coach Antonio Conte also finding it difficult to extract the most out of the full-back. Indeed, Emerson failed to offer the desired output in the final third and could now be offloaded in the summer transfer window. Tottenham are in pole position to sign Djed Spence this summer as part of their attempts to bolster their options in the right wing-back position.

BASTONI WANTS SPURS MOVE – JOURNALIST

Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni is ready to join Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur during this summer’s transfer window according to journalist Alasdair Gold. Gold is a Tottenham Hotspur correspondent for Football London. He talked about Bastoni while fielding a question and answer session for Football London recently.


Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Bastoni this summer, but it was reported that the Italian international might need convincing to swap Inter Milan for North London. However, the situation has changed with the aforementioned Gold stating that Bastoni is now open to a Spurs move though his preference is to stay in Italian football.

SPURS SET TO SECURE UCL FOOTBALL

North London side Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a third straight league win ahead of their trip to face bottom team Norwich City at Carrow Road this weekend. Spurs have Champions League football on the line when they take on the Canaries on the final day of this season’s Premier League.


Tottenham Hotspur have won their last two league games since the impressive 1-1 draw at the home of title chasers Liverpool. After a goalless affair in the first half, in-form South Korean national team star Son Heung-Min gave Tottenham Hotspur the lead off the assist from ex-England junior international RyanSessegnon before Colombian star Luis Diaz scored the equaliserfor Liverpool with a deflected strike. Since the draw with the Reds, Spurs have beaten Arsenal and Burnley on the Premier League scene. They can end the season with three straight wins if they beat Norwich City away from home.

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.