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Liverpool and Chelsea in race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic

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Premier League title-chasers Liverpool and Chelsea are both considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic this summer.

USA international Pulisic, 20, has not been a regular starter this season as Dortmund have stormed to the top of the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho providing him with competition for his place.

He is under contract with the German side until 2020, but has so far refused to open talks on extending his deal. This has led to speculation that he could be sold next summer, rather than risk losing him on a free the year after.

Pulisic has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The Express say that Chelsea have shown most interested in signing him. Liverpool had an £11 million bid for him knocked back in 2016, but are thought to still be interested.

He has expressed a desire to play in the Premier League. “England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play there.”

However, he added that he is happy in Germany at the moment. “As you can see we are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.

“Then when the times comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, then that’s when those things happen.”

Tottenham Hotspur target £35 million rated Italian star Nicolo Barella in January

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Tottenham Hotspur are planning to splash £35 million on Caligari midfielder Nicolo Barella – dubbed ‘the new Steven Gerrard’ in January, according to reports.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino make look to enter the transfer market after midfielder Moussa Dembele suffered what appears to be a long-term injury against Wolves last weekend. Following a summer where the no signings were made, his squad is starting to look threadbare. Barella could be the man to slot in, according to The Sun.

Barella has been a stand-out player in a Cagliari side struggling in Serie A, and the 21-year-old has recently broken through into the Italian national side, winning 2 caps so far. He has been compared to Gerrard for his all-action box-to-box style. In 99 appearances for Cagliari, he has scored 7 goals.

It is thought Cagliari bosses are looking for a bid in excess of £30 million for the player, which is well within Spurs’ financial scope.

However, they are likely to face competition for his signature. While Italian champions Juventus are believed to have dropped out of the race, Liverpool are thought to be interested – although they too have gone quiet, having signed Naby Keita and Fabinho in the summer.

While Barella himself has said he is happy at Cagliari, he has also expressed his admiration for the Premier League. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport recently, he said: “If I had to choose between Serie A and the Premier League, I’d go for England, because I like the way they approach the game.

“Plus everyone there is just as irritable and prone to fouls as me!”

All the factz on Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League today is a London derby between Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park. The match kicks off at 5.30pm. It is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Spurs have done the double over Palace in each of the past 3 seasons.
* The Eagles have yet to win at home this season in 5 matches.
* Palace are another side who struggle to score – drawing a blank in 5 of their past 10 matches.
* Spurs have won 6 of their 7 away matches this season. Last time they did this, they won the league title (1960/61).
* Harry Kane and Erik Lamela are the men for Palace to stop: Kane has 27 goals in his last 27 PL away matches and Lamela has 8 goals in his last 13 matches.

Chelsea and Tottenham considering bidding for Newcastle star Jamaal Lascelles

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Newcastle United could face a battle to keep hold of captain Jamaal Lascelles in January with two title chasing clubs said to be interested in signing him.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur sent scouts to watch the central defender recently, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Lascelles has been a stand-out performer for Newcastle since they returned to the Premier League. Being England-qualified is also an attraction for clubs looking to get more domestically-produced players in their squad.

Newcastle refused to consider selling him in the summer and would attempt to again in January as they try to hold on to their Premier League status.

But whether they can hold onto 24-year-old Lascelles May hinge on how much is offered – everyone has their price – and whether manager Rafa Benitez stays with the club.

It may be that clubs have to wait until the summer. If Newcastle are relegated, they would struggle to hold on to such a highly rated player.

If they were to sell, they could charge top dollar are Lascelles is contracted to the Magpies until 2023, having signed a new deal. It seems Lascelles is committed to the club, and is a leader on and off the pitch.

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

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Monday night football returns to the Premier League tonight with a mouth-watering top of the table clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know: 

* Manchester City did the double over Spurs last season, winning 1-3 at Wembley Stadium and 4-1 at the Etihad.
* Spurs are off to their best start to a PL season, with 21 points from their 9 matches. A win tonight will see them leapfrog City into third with the same points as second-places Chelsea but behind on goal difference.
* City are also in form – unbeaten this season with 7 wins and 2 draws. They will go top of the Premier League on goal difference with a win tonight.
* Spurs have kept 3 consecutive clean sheets – they haven’t managed 4 in a row since April 2017. However, City have managed 4 in a row.
* If Sergio Aguero scores, it will be his 150th in the Premier League. He will be the 9th player to reach that mark if he does