The first match of the day in the Premier League sees Tottenham Hotspur play Huddersfield Town at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
While the Terriers may only have pride to play for having been relegated last week, Spurs are in a 4-way scrap for the last two Champions League spots.
The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:
* Huddersfield haven’t beaten Spurs in a league match since 1956.
* Spurs won last time out, but have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in the PL.
* However, Huddersfield have lost 18 of their last 20 PL matches.
* In that run, the Terriers have failed to score on 11 occasions.
* Spurs have kept just 2 clean sheet in their last 10 league matches.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a summer battle to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to reports.
Arsenal were linked to the Croatian international in January. While Perisic was open to a move, Arsenal – with a severely restricted transfer kitty – couldn’t muster a bid that would tempt Inter into selling.
Tottenham also signalled an interest in January but didn’t make any moves.
But both clubs are said to retain their interest and will seek to make full bids in the summer for 30-year-old Perisic, according to Italian newspaper the Corriere dello Sport.
Perisic, who was part of the Croatia side that finished as runners-up in last year’s World Cup, has the width that both sides want, and would strengthen both their squads.
It is thought that the player is open to a move and would like to play in the Premier League before his career ends.
However, whether Inter will be prepared to sell depends on whether they can sign a replacement or need to free up funds for other signings.
Inter have been linked with a move for Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn as well as making on-loan Monaco player Keita Balde’s move permanent. Both could cost in excess of £30 million, so Perisic, who would command a similar fee, could be sold to free up funds.
Real Madrid are monitoring the contract situation of Christian Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a potential bid for the influential midfielder in the summer.
Eriksen, 27, is about to enter the final year of his deal at Spurs, with little sign that he will sign a new contract any time soon. If that is the case, the club is likely to want to sell him this summer, rather than lose him for nothing in 2020.
If that is the case, there will be no shortage of suitors for the Danish International. Real Madrid have been linked with a bid for some time and are expected to have a major overhaul of playing staff over the summer. Eriksen would seem to fit the bill as an attacking midfielder, although whether they bid for him may depend on whether they bid for Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard or not. Real have long been linked with Hazard as well and he is expected to be a target in the summer.
Doubtless other top clubs around Europe would be interested too. Spurs may also prefer to sell Eriksen to a European club, rather than a direct rival in the Premier League.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would not let Eriksen leave on the cheap – he is famed for driving a hard bargain – so it would likely take a bid of £75 million at least to tempt the club into selling.
Eriksen joined Spurs in 2013 from Ajax, and since then has made 198 Premier League appearances, scoring 46 goals.
Manchester United are set to revive their interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, but are likely to face stiff competition from Barcelona and Juventus.
Spurs appear resigned to losing Alderweireld in the summer as he has refused to sign a new year. The club activated a clause to extend his existing deal last year but it included a clause that said with one year left he could be sold for £26 million.
That price is viewed as a bargain for the 30-year-old Belgian international and means there will be great interest in him.
United were linked with a £50 million bid for Alderweireld last summer, but no deal was struck. Both manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy were staunch in their refusal to let him go.
Since then, United have been linked with pretty much every top central defender in Europe. However, Alderweireld appears cheaper and more gettable than most others. His Premier League experience would be invaluable too.
However, at that bargain price, others are bound to be interested. La Liga leaders Barcelona have been linked, as have Italian champions Juventus.
Alderweireld could have his pick of the clubs. Whether United stand a chance may well hinge on whether they qualify for the Champions League and who is in permanent charge of the club. Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is favourite to land the job on a full-time basis but others are still in the frame.
Premier League clubs Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all considering making a bid for Real Madrid star Isco this summer as his relationship with the club continues to deteriorate.
Isco has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu under manager Santiago Solari this season and was left out of the match day squad last weekend over concerns over his fitness and focus. Solari has reportedly also requested that Real bosses take disciplinary action against the forward.
Isco also refused to board the team bus ahead of Real’s Champions League defeat against Ajax last week, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
With Real planning a major clearout of players this summer after their poor season – culminating in being knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax at the last 16 stage – it looks increasingly likely that Isco will be one of the players to depart.
There will be no shortage of interest in the 26-year-old. Manchester United are looking for creative attackers, especially if misfit Alexis Sanchez moves on.
Meanwhile London rivals Spurs and Arsenal will be looking to bolster their squads in order to be able to make a sustained bid to win the Premier League title.
However, Arsenal May have to sell before they could buy a player of Isco’s value. Mesut Ozil would The the obvious name to be sold in that case, given his fractious relationship with manager Unai Emery and £350,000 per week wage packet.
Isco would likely command a transfer fee in excess of £50 million, given his age and record prior to this season.
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