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    How Tottenham could line up next season with Luis Enrique taking over as boss including raid on three top Spanish stars

    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are set to undergo a huge change in the summer as they look to appoint a new manager. Luis Enrique is one coach on Daniel Levy’s managerial shortlist.
    Luis Enrique is on Tottenham’s managerial shortlistCredit: Getty
    Ferran Torres was Spain’s most capped player and top scorer under EnriqueCredit: EPA
    Alvaro Morata was a close second in both metricsCredit: Reuters
    Pau Torres was also a ever-present figure in Enrique’s Spain squadsCredit: Alamy
    Enrique’s Spurs side may draw inspiration from his Spain team
    The former Spain and Barcelona coach could try to reunite with some familiar faces in North London.
    Spanish trio Pau Torres, Ferran Torres and Alvaro Morata were all favourites of Enrique during his time in the Spain hot seat, with the latter pair the most capped players under the 52-year-old.

    This could see him encourage Spurs to pursue deals for the trio as Enrique looks to cultivate a more possession-dominant philosophy.
    Each have been linked with Spurs and the added pull of Enrique could see deals pushed over the line.
    This is particularly prudent considering the likely sale of talisman Harry Kane if they fail to achieve a top four finish.
    SunSport exclusively revealed Spurs were preparing a transfer offer for Jordan Pickford, who could find himself in net if they to part ways with captain Hugo Lloris.
    They have also been linked with a move for Wold Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, who could slot into midfield alongside Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
    Ex-Premier League stars Morata and Torres could make their returns to England under Enrique, with both knowing his system.
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    An alternative look at a possible Enrique Spurs XI
    Son Heung-Min and Destiny Udogie could also form a new look left flank.
    An alternative look at the team could see the same back line with Torres partnering Cristian Romero and Pedro Porro at right-back, while Ryan Sessegnon is reinstated as an alternative to Udogie.
    An alternative to Pickford could be Brentford’s David Raya.
    Raya has turned down two contract offers from the Bees suggesting a move is on he cards this summer.
    There is no doubt he would suit Enrique’s system, with the 27-year-old proficient both with the ball at his feet and in shot stopping.
    Midfield could see another Enrique-inspired recruit in Paris-Saint Germain’s Fabian Ruiz.
    Enrique handed the 26-year-old nine caps and with PSG stacked with midfield options the French champs may sanction a sale.
    Not wanting to lose the talents of Dejan Kulusevski, Enrique may ask Spurs to purchase the Swedish winger before Torres is moved more centrally to play as a false nine. More

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    Borussia Dortmund ‘have secret plan to keep Jude Bellingham’ in transfer blow to Man Utd, Chelsea, City and Liverpool

    BORUSSIA DORTMUND reportedly have a “secret plan” to keep hold of star player Jude Bellingham.The England international is one of the most sought after talents in European football with a host of clubs interested in signing him this summer.
    Borussia Dortmund are reportedly planning a new contract for Jude BellinghamCredit: Getty
    Sides such as Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest in the midfielder.
    However, they could all be set for disappointment in their pursuit of Bellingham as Dortmund are determined to keep him at Signal Iduna Park.
    According to the German media outlet Bild, Dortmund are hoping to keep hold of him for one more season.
    The club are planning to offer him a new contract that would see his salary increase by 150 per cent up to £13million for the year.
    The outlet also claims that his contract would include a release clause of £131m.
    This would allow the 19-year-old to leave the club to potential buyers while also guaranteeing the Bundesliga side a large transfer fee.
    This means that interested clubs would have to wait another year to sign the former Birmingham City prospect.
    The report suggests that Real Madrid are currently the favourites to sign Bellingham.
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    The LaLiga side are looking for replacements for veteran duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, with both contracts expiring at the end of the current season.
    However, Dortmund could be boosted in their hopes of keeping Bellingham should the veterans sign new deals at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. More

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    I crashed the Arsenal team mini bus while coming through their academy, someone nearly went through the windscreen

    FORMER Arsenal goalkeeper Graham Stack crashed the team minibus while he was playing for the academy.Stack spent six years at Arsenal without ever playing a Premier League game, though he did make five League Cup appearances
    Graham Stack crashed the Arsenal team minibus as a youngsterCredit: PA
    The goalkeeper spent six years with the GunnersCredit: Getty
    That gave him plenty of opportunity to have fun elsewhere, and on one occasion he commandeered the team minibus despite having just passed his driving test.
    His idea of a bit of fun backfired when he lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the actual team bus driver smashing into the windscreen.
    Stack, 41, recalled the story in an exclusive interview with Ladbrokes Fanzone, saying: “I was quite fortunate really because it didn’t come out in the press at the time.
    “I was in the academy and a chap called Lawrence was our coach driver; I’d just passed my driving test and at the Arsenal training ground there was quite a long driveway.
    “So I asked Lawrence if I could just drive the minibus down to the bottom of the drive. Lawrence always used to hit the brake if someone was standing up, but he’d do it gently enough that you’d rock forward but not fall over, i.e. just sit down, and he used to do it to me quite a bit.
    “So, he was standing up at the time next to me to see what I was doing and I picked up slightly more speed than I anticipated and didn’t realise the weight of the coach and as we were getting half way down the drive I get up a bit more speed and thought I’d touch the brakes so Lawrence would jump forward, but obviously I hit the brakes slightly harder than I was expecting to and Lawrence has almost gone through the window screen.
    “He smashed the window screen and broke his glasses. It was a scary moment I’ve got to say!
    “Luckily for him, Arsene Wenger or anybody else at the club chose to caution him – perhaps that was because they never found out.
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    “I was worried for Lawrence anyway but also because he shouldn’t have let me drive the bus, but we got it back to Highbury and got the new glass fitted and it wasn’t really spoken about after that.”
    Unfortunately for Stack, he was involved in another chaotic scene while at Arsenal.
    During a loan spell at Belgian side Beveren the goalie punched a Royal Antwerp supporter after fans invaded the pitch.
    He was also subjected to abuse and missiles were thrown in his direction before the confrontation.
    Stack said of the incident: “Out of nowhere, I saw all these fans running at me.
    “I could see someone running at me and it was obvious he wasn’t going to stop. I swung at him out of self-defence.”
    Stack spent time at Millwall and Reading on loan from the Gunners, joining the latter on a permanent basis in 2006.
    He also had spells at Leeds, Wolves, Plymouth, Blackpool and Hibs before a four year stint at Barnet, where he made 125 league appearances.
    Stack is now goalkeeper coach at Colchester United. More

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    Man Utd star Rashford ‘rejected HUGE PSG transfer which would have seen him earn more than any Premier League star’

    MARCUS RASHFORD reportedly rejected an offer from PSG that would have seen him earn more than any Premier League player.The Man United star was linked with an exit from Old Trafford last summer with the Ligue 1 side heavily interested.
    Marcus Rashford reportedly turned down a huge offer from PSGCredit: Alamy
    PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has previously admitted his desire to sign the attackerCredit: AP
    According to The Athletic, there was an indication that PSG were willing to offer the England international a deal worth £400,000 per week.
    This salary would have put Rashford on the same level as Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne and earn more than Erling Haaland and David de Gea, according to Planet Football.
    But the move did not go through and Rashford remained at Man United and has excelled this season.
    He has rediscovered his best form and hit 27 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.
    Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has previously admitted that he is a big fan of the attacker, whose contract expires in 2024.
    Speaking in December 2022, about a future move for the Red Devils ace, he said: “He’s another player who’s amazing and for free? To have Rashford for free, every club will run after him.
    “Definitely, we spoke before and interest, but the moment was not a good moment for both sides.
    “Maybe summer, why not? If he is a free agent, we can talk to him directly.
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    “But we are not going to talk to him now and let him focus on the World Cup.
    “In January, hopefully, we would be interested in talking to him.”
    The Red Devils are keen to keep hold of their former youth academy star and they do have the option to trigger a 12-month extension to his current £200,000-a-week contract.
    Current owners The Glazers have been trying to get him on a new one since early in this campaign.
    But with Man Utd trying to impose a salary cap which sees the top earners get no more than between £200,000 to £300,000 a week, negotiations have stalled. More

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    Best XI of players Chelsea could be FORCED to sell including Man Utd and City transfer targets Mount and Chilwell

    CHELSEA could be forced into selling an entire XI of star players this summer.The Blues revealed whopping losses of £121million for last season.
    Chelsea could be forced into selling numerous players to comply with FFP rulesCredit: Getty

    That took their overall deficit to £274m over the past two campaigns.
    And with next season’s figures set to include the £545m spent on transfers this term, pressure is mounting for Todd Boehly to balance the books… or Chelsea could be hit with Financial Fair Play sanctions.
    One likely option will see the Blues sell off several key players from their massive 36-man Premier League squad.
    But who are the likely candidates to be pushed through the Stamford Bridge exit door?
    GK: Edouard Mendy
    The Senegal stopper looked like one of the best goalkeepers in the world early on in his Blues spell.
    But he went off the boil and refused to sign a new contract as Kepa Arrizabalaga reclaimed the No1 spot – now the Afcon winner could be reunited with Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.
    Edouard Mendy has dropped behind Kepa ArrizabalagaCredit: Getty
    RB: Ruben Loftus-Cheek
    Okay, he is not a traditional right-back but has filled in there previously.
    Loftus-Cheek’s current deal expires in 2024 and is one of a number of academy graduates whose potential sale would make a guaranteed profit.
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    CB: Trevoh Chalobah
    Like Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah came through the youth ranks and any fee received will help.
    He has been linked with a move away already – with Italian giants Roma and Inter Milan said to be interested.
    CB: Kalidou Koulibaly
    Considering he was linked with the Premier League for so long, it has been rather underwhelming from Koulibaly who has not found consistent top form.
    The £295,000-a-week defender is under contract until 2026 and is already dropping down the pecking order behind the likes of Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile.
    LB: Ben Chilwell
    The injury-hit left-back is one of the best in the country on form – as demonstrated by his inclusion in the England squad.
    But Graham Potter also has Marc Cucurella at his disposal so Chilwell could be one of the most valuable assets Chelsea are willing to sell, especially with Manchester City keen on the ex-Leicester man.
    Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah are both at risk of being sold this summerCredit: Getty
    CM: Conor Gallagher
    Home-grown talent and an English midfielder aged 23 is a good combination for getting a decent fee.
    Gallagher has proven he can cut it in the Premier League, prompting Everton to bid £45million for the former Crystal Palace loanee, but is far from a guaranteed starter at Chelsea.
    CM: Mateo Kovacic
    Another man who will enter the final 12 months of his contract this summer is Kovacic.
    The experienced Croatian technician is already being eyed by City, especially with Pep Guardiola revamping his midfield.
    CM: Mason Mount
    Transfermarkt have Mount as Chelsea’s third-most valuable player behind Enzo Fernandez and Reece James.
    The England midfielder is 24 years old and has just over a year left on his current deal, which has grabbed the attention of Manchester United and Liverpool who could stump up significant cash after likely missing out on Jude Bellingham.
    England midfielders Conor Gallagher and Mason Mount both came through the Blues academyCredit: Getty
    RW: Callum Hudson-Odoi
    Hudson-Odoi was once tipped as the next big thing for Chelsea but it simply has not worked out as planned for various reasons.
    He finds himself out on loan with Bayer Leverkusen and the influx of attacking talent this season means he will struggle to get minutes in 2023-24.
    ST: Romelu Lukaku
    The Belgian striker’s £97m return to Stamford Bridge has failed miserably and he was shipped out on loan back to Inter this term.
    Chelsea are unlikely to get anywhere near the fee they paid for him in 2021 – and Lukaku may have to take a serious cut on his £325,000-a-week wages – but getting him off the books will be a massive financial boost.
    LW: Christian Pulisic
    The American attacker is another man who has never hit the heights expected after a big-money transfer and also is tied down until 2024.
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    As USA’s poster boy ahead of the home World Cup in 2026, he knows he needs to be playing regularly.
    Hakim Ziyech is another player who could have been included here and will almost certainly leave – but the 30-year-old is six years older than Pulisic and worth about half as much.
    Romelu Lukaku has been shipped out on loan and could be sold if Chelsea can find a buyerCredit: Getty More

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    Watch Arsenal star Matt Turner’s heartwarming gender reveal for his and wife’s baby after USA’s win over El Salvador

    ARSENAL star Matt Turner revealed that he and his wife are having a girl with a cute gender reveal on the pitch.The goalkeeper helped guide the United States to a 1-0 win over El Salvador and at the end of the game, all his team-mates gathered around him.
    Matt Turner was involved in a heartwarming gender reveal after playing for the USCredit: Twitter
    The Arsenal star booted the ball to reveal he is due to a baby girlCredit: Twitter
    The USA squad congratulated himCredit: Twitter
    Matt Turner and Ashley Herron already have one childCredit: Instagram
    The 28-year-old was handed a football by the squad and fans begun a countdown for him to kick it.
    Turner booted the ball and pink smoke came out, meaning he and his wife are due a girl.
    The stopper was congratulated by his team-mates before going across to his wife Ashley Herron and his first child.
    His partner only recently became a mother for the first time in July last year.
    Their son is called Easton and Turner uploaded a number of snaps to his social media after he was born.
    The 25-time capped international joked that his baby had “goalkeeper hands”.
    Speaking after the gender reveal last night, Turner told GOAL: “I was nervous for sure. But it’s like an excitement kind of nervous. 
    “You just want to know because I just I just like knowing.
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    “It’s a good feeling to know that we’re gonna have a little baby girl and I think I’m in big, big trouble in the future. She’s gonna have me wrapped around her finger.
    “20 or so people from my family came down here [the stadium]. Family time is really important to my wife and I and being in London, it’s few and far between. Obviously, we’re chasing this crazy dream over there.
    “That takes away from her being close to her family, because when we were in Boston, she’s from Maine, and me being only a three-hour drive from New Jersey.
    “To be able to come here and for US Soccer to be so flexible to allow us to do that, it’s just a really special moment for us and I’m super excited to be a girl dad.”
    Fans loved the moment, one said: “Nah, this is actually so cute! Congratulations Matt!”
    Another replied: “So wholesome.”
    Ashley Herron has a degree from Harvard UniversityCredit: Instagram
    Matt Turner kept a clean sheet in the CONCACAF Nations League gameCredit: Getty Images – Getty More

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    Germany World Cup winner interrupted by topless wife during birthday video message to fan

    A GERMAN World Cup winner was hilariously interrupted by his half-naked WIFE during a birthday video message to a fan.Andreas Brehme, 62, scored the winner in Germany’s 1990 final win over Argentina.
    Andreas Brehme’s birthday message to a fan was interrupted by his naked wifeCredit: WhatsApp via Twitter
    The partner of the German World Cup winner burst into the roomCredit: WhatsApp via Twitter
    Brehme didn’t know where to look after angling the camera at herCredit: WhatsApp via Twitter
    And the ex-defender, who won 86 caps for his country, is still regarded as a national hero to this day.
    As such, many football fans request personalised birthday messages from Brehme, who also played for Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.
    But one supporter managed to get more than he bargained for.
    World Cup hero Brehme started off his video in usual fashion, facing the camera directly as he wished the viewer many happy returns.

    But the icon was then disturbed by a noise coming from his right-hand side.
    And as he turned to look, Brehme’s camera also followed in the same direction to show his topless partner entering the room.
    Brehme quickly turned the camera back round before acting like nothing had happened.
    But somehow the video ended up being sent to the wider world, clocking up millions of views in the process.
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    Brehme (far left) scored the winner for Germany in the 1990 World Cup final against ArgentinaCredit: AP:Associated Press
    However, Brehme and partner Susanna Schaeder, 56, both managed to see the funny side.
    Brehme told Bild: “We only realised it when more and more friends called. I have no idea why this is coming up now. 
    “Someone must have posted it. I didn’t even realise that I had sent it at the time.

    “Now the whole world knows what a great wife I have! Shouldn’t have happened, but I can laugh at myself. In future I’d better let Susanne film.”
    Susanne added: “That was last summer on vacation at Lake Garda. But what’s up? So you can see me changing on the beach. Or in the sauna. 
    “We laugh about it and I tease Andy, my social media expert.” More

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    Rangers v Celtic Women’s clash ‘headbutt’ being investigated by police

    POLICE have opened an investigation into the trouble which flared at the end of last night’s Rangers Women vs Celtic Women clash. Footage appeared to show Hoops head coach Fran Alonso being headbutted by a Rangers assistant coach Craig McPherson at the end of the match, which ended 1-1.
    The footage showed the incident at the end of the match
    A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We have received a report regarding an incident at Broadwood Stadium on the evening of Monday, 27 March, 2023.
    “Enquiries to establish any criminality are at an early stage.”
    Throwing the behaviour of the travelling Celtic fans who showered ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard with missiles as he scored for Liverpool Legends against Celtic Legends in a charity match into the mix, former Rangers boss said it “hasn’t been the greatest couple of days for Rangers and Celtic”.
    McCoist, of course, is no stranger to being at the sharp end of these Old Firm controversies, with his bust-up with Neil Lennon at the end of an Old Firm clash leading to a government summit.

    Asked by co-host TalkSPORT co-host Laura Woods if McPherson’s behaviour was acceptable, he said: “I have only just seen it. It’s really, really poor.
    “With the greatest of respect, it’s not been a great two or three days for Rangers and Celtic, with what happened at the weekend and what happened last night.”
    It looked like Rangers were taking the three points from the fixture after Brogan Hay fired her side ahead in the first half.
    But Celtic star Caitlyn Hayes scored a dramatic equaliser in the NINTH minute of stoppage time to level the scoring and to secure a point for the Hoops.
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    But what went on between the respective coaches was the post-match talking point.
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