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Paris St-Germain eyeing £100 million summer bid for Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen

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Ligue Un champions Paris St-Germain are planning to strengthen their squad in the summer and have set their sights on Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

PSG want the Dane to spearhead their midfield as incoming manager Thomas Tuchel will seek to put his own stamp on a squad that while it has cantered to the French title was knocked out at the last-16 stage of the Champions League.

Eriksen, 26, has become a key man in Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs line up, scoring 14 goals this season and providing 10 assists. While Harry Kane may get most of the headlines, it is Eriksen that makes the side tick.

He is now rated one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. Since joining Spurs from Ajax in a £12.6 million deal in 2013, Eriksen has made more than 160 league starts for the side. He is also a key member of the Denmark side that is going to this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

However, PSG will have to be wary of Financial Fair Play, as they are making the loan signing of striker Kylian Mbappe permanent in the summer in a £165 million deal. Another £100 million deal could spark interest from UEFA – unless they sell one of their stars to balance their books.

Meanwhile Spurs will be loathe to lose one of their best players. But if they do, chairman Daniel Levy is renowned as one of the hardest dealmakers going, so he will ensure the side get top dollar.

Get the factz on AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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The second match in the Premier League today sees AFC Bournemouth take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Vitality Stadium. The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* A Christian Eriksen goal was enough for Spurs to beat Bournemouth back in October.
* Tottenham are unbeaten in 11 in the PL with 8 wins in that run.
* The Cherries are also in form – just 1 defeat in the last 10 PL matches and 4 wins.
* Harry Kane has scored in each of his last 6 away matches and has scored 13 goals away from home this season.
* Bournemouth have scored in 10 consecutive matches – but they have also kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 16.

All the factz you need on the Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal derby

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The early kick off in the Premier League today sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the second North London derby of the season. The match kicks off at 12.30 pm and is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsenal beat Spurs earlier in the season – their first victory in 7 attempts in this fixture.
* Spurs have turned Wembley into a fortress, winning 8 of their last 10 there.
* However, Arsenal’s away form is poor – just 3 wins in 13 matches and 6 defeats.
* Harry Kane has 6 goals in 6 matches against Arsenal.
* The Gooners haven’t kept a clean sheet in 8 matches – a run stretching back to December.

Barcelona target Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen in potential January transfer swoop

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Spanish giants Barcelona are said to have made Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen their number one transfer target in the upcoming January transfer window.

Danish international Eriksen has emerged as a top target as Barca seek to strengthen their squad, according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon.

Barcelona are also said to be still interested in signing Liverpool’s Phillippe Coutinho and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Unnamed sources have said that Barca’s management have been tracking Eriksen for some time, and have been impressed with his performances for Spurs this season.

A move for Eriksen may be popular, as Liverpool’s asking price for Coutinho has been a deterring factor for the Catalan club and Ozil used to play for bitter rivals Real Madrid, which could mean that fans would struggle to take to him.

Eriksen has been a star for Spurs for several seasons. In 2016/17 he scored 8 goals and provided assists for 15 more. So far this season, This season, Eriksen has scored 3 goals and made 2 assists in 13 PL matches. He has also made 75 appearances for Denmark, scoring 21 goals.

But Eriksen would not come cheap. He is contracted to Spurs until 2020 and club chairman Daniel Levy is notorious for driving a hard bargain – he would be loathe to see one of the clubs stars leave when the club are still in the Champions League and in contention for a top-four spot in the PL.

In today’s inflated transfer market, Levy would doubtless be looking for at least £100 million for the 25-year-old who could still have his best years ahead of him.

Eriksen himself has previously expressed an admiration for the Catalan side. Last summer he said: ““Barcelona are a great club. I don’t think there are many who say no to Barcelona.”

Real Madrid prepared to sell Gareth Bale – Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs interested

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are prepared to sell Welsh winger Gareth Bale, and a host of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to be interested.

Madrid bosses are apparently becoming frustrated at Bale’s injury-prone nature – he’s said to have had 24 separate injuries during his four years in Spain – and could seek to cash in, although they are said to want to make their original outlay of £85 million for him back.

Bale is currently out with a thigh injury and isn’t expected to be fit again before Christmas.

As for a potential destination for Bale, Manchester United have a long-standing interest in the player, having twice tried – and failed – to tempt him to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho is known to be a big fan of Bale, having worked with him at the Bernabeau.

Chelsea have also expressed an interest in 28-year-old Bale before, and could be tempted to bid.

Bale made his name at Tottenham, and a return to Spurs could appeal, especially with the lure of playing in their new stadium. Manager Mauricio Pochettino also rates Bale highly. However, the pricetag may put Spurs off – it would represent a massive increase on their current transfer record, which is the £36 million they paid Ajax for Davidson Sanchez in the summer.