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Tottenham Hotspur planning summer move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

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Tottenham Hotspur could make Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic their first signing in more than a year this summer, according to reports in Italy. 

Tuttosport has claimed that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Perisic, especially after this performances in the Champions League.

They add that Spurs enquired about the Croatian international in January and will look to sign him in the summer.

Perisic had been a target for Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal in January but a deal could not be agreed.

Since then Perisic has been back in the Inter side but he is still expected to leave the club.

Tuttosport added that Inter’s bosses could be open to a player-plus-cash deal. Players who could move to Inter include full-back Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko.

Aurier has struggled for game time this season behind Kieran Trippier and would be the likelier option as a makeweight in any deal as Sissoko is a key part of Pochettino’s squad.

Manchester United join race to sign PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot

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Manchester United are the latest Premier League club to be linked with wantaway Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is available on a free transfer this summer.

United are believed to be looking for a defensive midfielder this summer, having sold Marouane Fellaini last month and players such as Fred seemingly out of favour. Spanish news outlet AS has reported that United are now looking to Rabiot as an option.

However, they will face stiff competition to sign the 23-year-old. Premier League rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been rumoured to be keeping tabs on Rabiot, as have Spanish giants Barcelona.

Rabiot seems certain to leave PSG in the summer. He has refused to sign a new deal and his current contract expires in the summer. His situation has led to him being banished from the first team by manager Thomas Tuchel – his last appearance was on December 11 in a Champions League tie against Red Star Belgrade.

However, he has been included in PSG’s 23-man Champions League squad for the knockout stages – and they face United in a last 16 tie tonight.

All the factz on Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, including which TV channel its on

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The first of two Premier League matches today sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leicester City to Wembley Stadium.

Spurs want to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top, while Leicester are chasing a top 7 place.

The match kicks off at 1.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This fixture last season was a 9-goal thriller, with Spurs coming out on top 5-4.
* Spurs are in good form, having won 4 of their last 5 PL matches.
* Leicester are out of form, with 4 defeats in their last 6 and just 1 win.
* Son Heung-Min is the man Leicester need to stop. The Spurs forward has scored 9 goals in his last 10 appearances for Spurs in all competitions.
* Leicester are better away from home than at the King Power Stadium: they’ve won 18 points on their travels to 13 at home.

All the factz on the 30 January matches in the Premier League

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There are four Premier League matches tonight, including league leaders Liverpool looking to capitalise on Manchester City’s surprise defeat to Newcastle United last night. Meanwhile Spurs and Chelsea will be looking to strengthen their hold on a Champions League place.

The matches kick off at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Here are the factz you need to know:

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea

  • Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season. They also beat them 1-0 in the EFL Cup.
  • Bournemouth’s win against West Ham last time out was their first victory in 5 matches.
  • Chelsea have won 4 of their last 7 matches in the Premier League, losing 2.
  • If Callum Wilson scores for the Cherries tonight, it will be his 50th goal for the club.
  • Goalscoring is a problem for Chelsea – they’ve found the net just 13 times in their past 12 PL matches.

Liverpool v Leicester City (8pm)

  • Liverpool beat Leicester 1-2 at the King Power Stadium back on 1 September. However, the Foxes gained some revenge 8 days later by beating the Reds 2-0 in the EFL Cup.
  • The Reds are unbeaten in 32 Premier League matches at Anfield. They have won 23 of those matches.
  • Leicester have lost 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions.
  • Liverpool have kept 13 clean sheets this season – more than any other side in the division.
  • Jamie Vardy loves playing against Liverpool – he’s scored in his last 5 appearances against them.

Southampton v Crystal Palace

  • Saints beat Palace 0-2 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.
  • Southampton have won their last 2 PL matches – they haven’t managed 3 in a row since the end of the 2016/17 season.
  • Meanwhile Palace are aiming not to lose 3 consecutive matches in the PL.
  • Saints have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 13 matches.
  • Palace however are good away from home and have won 13 of their 22 points on the road. They have also scored more than 1 goal in each of their last 4 away matches.

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford (8pm)

  • Watford beat Spurs 2-1 at Vicarage Road earlier in the season. The Hornets have never done the double over Spurs.
  • However, Spurs have won their last 8 home matches against Watford, scoring 22 goals in that run.
  • Spurs have lost 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions, including the loss on penalties to Chelsea in the EFL Cup.
  • Watford are unbeaten in 4 in the PL, and also unbeaten in their last 4 away matches in the PL.
  • Spurs are the only side in the division not to draw a match this season. If they win or lose they will equal Bolton’s PL record of 28 matches without drawing.

Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Leicester City among clubs lining up to try to sign Youri Tielemans

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A raft of Premier League clubs are seeking to sign Monaco’s Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans on loan before the transfer window shuts tomorrow [January 31].

Clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Leicester City are all reported to be interested in taking the 21-year-old on loan.

Tielemans is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe. He played for Belgium at the World Cup last summer and joined Monaco from Anderlecht for £20 million in the summer of 2017. Yet he is deemed surplus to requirements at Monaco – despite their struggles at the bottom of Ligue Un this season – by returning manager Leonardo Jardim.

While Arsenal are close to tying up a loan deal for Barcelona star Denis Suarez, boss Unai Emery wants to add more to his midfield, with Tielemans an option alongside Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.

Meanwhile Spurs need reinforcements to deal with a deepening injury crisis – and having sold Moussa Dembele – and Tielemans fits the mould of a Pochettino signing in being young and attack-minded.

West Ham and Newcastle are also looking for quality midfield reinforcements before the transfer window shuts.

However, Leicester City could beat all of these sides to landing Tielemans as they are apparently willing to do a swap deal for him with Adrien Silva moving in the other direction.