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    How Tottenham could line up under Arne Slot with two England stars as top transfer targets for summer rebuild

    TOTTENHAM could have a whole new look next season if they land Arne Slot from Feyenoord.Slot, 44, emerged as a leading contender for the Spurs manager’s job after leading the Dutch club to a surprise Eredivisie title.
    Tottenham could have a whole new-look if Arne Slot joins from FeyenoordCredit: Getty
    Daniel Levy is already believed to be working on transfer recruitsCredit: PA
    SunSport revealed this week that Feyenoord plan to give Slot a hefty pay rise AND back him in the transfer market ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign.
    But whatever they offer will be dwarfed by the cash the London club can put on the table if they go for the ex-AZ Alkmaar gaffer.
    And Daniel Levy is also set to back him in the transfer market.
    We previously revealed how Spurs want to snap up England No 1 Jordan Pickford — despite Everton tying him down to a new 4½-year contract.
    The North London club are preparing to change their goalkeeper in the summer with 36-year-old skipper Hugo Lloris’ days numbered.
    And Pickford is STILL their first choice even after committing to his long Goodison deal.
    Pickford’s value will depend on what happens with Everton at the end of the season.
    If they are relegated, there is an agreement that he can be sold.
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    Pickford’s price would be lower as a Championship player but the Toffees would still want around £35million — although that could be haggled down.
    We also reported how James Maddison is set to leave Leicester City even if they survive in the Premier League.
    Maddison is also about to enter the final 12 months of his contract, which means this is the last opportunity for Leicester to cash-in rather than risk losing him for nothing next year when his deal expires.
    Spurs are one of the clubs battling to sign the attacker.
    And there is no doubt that Slot would love to have both Three Lions stars among his ranks next term if he were to take charge.
    Meanwhile, the Daily Express are also claiming that Slot could raid a number of other relegated clubs to help his Tottenham rebuild.

    Southampton are preparing for life in the Championship but midfielder Romeo Lavia looks certain to be one of the players to leave, with this report stating that “Spurs should definitely be involved” in the chase to sign him.
    Meanwhile, Saints defender Armel Bella-Kotchap is another being linked.
    The 21-year-old has struggled with injuries this season but the German ace has shone during his limited outings.
    Leeds United are also facing a fight to stay in the top-flight.
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    The Express claims that their 19-year-old forward Wilfried Gnonto is also on Spurs’ radar.
    And if Slot does get the green light to make a move for the above men, then long-suffering supporters could have an exciting new-look young side to cheer on next term – especially if they manage to hang on to club-record scorer Harry Kane to lead the attack. More

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    Pedro Porro has had three managers in as many months at Spurs but is adamant brighter times are ahead after tough start

    PEDRO PORRO has kept his sunny outlook despite the gloom at Tottenham since he arrived – and is confident brighter days are ahead.It is thanks to the smiley full-back’s Spanish trait of accentuating the positive, as well as the experience he has from overcoming many obstacles already in professional football.
    Pedro Porro joined Spurs from Sporting Lisbon in JanuaryCredit: Rex
    But it is also down to his biggest influence, his grandfather Antonio, to whom Porro says he owes his career because of the sacrifices he made to help make his grandson’s dream come true.
    And when facing his task of turning a tough start to life in North London into a success, Porro has the words of his beloved grandad in the back of his mind.
    The 23-year-old exclusively told SunSport: “In Spain, we say the sun will come up tomorrow and that’s how I feel. I’m an optimist.
    “I know it’s a huge change (coming to the Premier League) and I feel it’s something that’s within me.
    “That inner struggle of working day in day out, it’s not easy to feel like that when things aren’t going your way from the beginning.
    “It’s a different city, a different country, a different type of football.
    “But my grandad always used to say that in life, everything has its price. You’re always going to have to struggle and you have to be ready for difficulties because going through bad times will always help you.”
    Tottenham will certainly be hoping that is the case after a difficult and disappointing season which has left them scrapping to qualify for Europe.
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    Porro arrived on deadline day in January, on an initial loan from Sporting Lisbon which will be turned permanent for £39million in the summer.
    He is onto his third manager already, following the departures of Antonio Conte and Cristian Stellini, and has had some baptisms of fire including his debut, where the team were walloped 4-1 at Leicester, and the trouncing at Newcastle, conceding five inside 21 minutes.
    But Porro insists he is not one for giving in when times are tough.
    Born in the small Spanish town of Don Bonito, he “came from nothing” with his builder father Luis, who suffers with back problems, and supermarket employee mother Eva were always working.
    Due to his parents grafting to put food on the table, he was largely raised by his grandparents.
    PEDRO PORRO has had a manager for pretty much every month he has been at Tottenham.
    The Spanish defender was signed on loan by Antonio Conte on transfer deadline day in January.
    But since the fiery italian left the club in March, he has been coached by interim boss Cristian Stellini and then, after his axing, the latest caretaker, Ryan Mason.
    Porro, 23, said: “To be honest, it’s been a new experience. 
    “I am just trying to absorb the best of each coach. When I first arrived, Cristian stayed when Antonio left. The very little I worked with Antonio, I really enjoyed. 
    “I also came here because I felt I could improve with them. I am really learning from everyone. Even when Cristian left, I realised I learned a lot from him.
    “Now with Ryan I know him very well, I know how he works inside and outside the pitch. I really enjoy the way he works and it’s about learning from all of them.
    “What’s happened has happened and it’s not an easy thing to liaise with. But I’m trying to really learn from each coach.”
    Ever the optimist, smiley Porro has been trying to make the best of it – but it has been far from ideal for a foreign player arriving in a new country and new league.
    Spurs plan to bring in a new permanent head coach this summer, with Feyenoord chief Arne Slot and Luis Enrique among their targets.
    And Porro, who will see his loan switch from Sporting Lisbon be turned permanent this summer for £39million, believes stability in the dugout will help the North Londoners flourish next term.
    He added: “The most important thing is to have stability, to have the will to win and continue working.”
    Spurs are in a battle to make Europe for next season, despite competing in the Champions League this term.
    They currently occupy seventh, which would see them qualify for the Europa Conference League, and see Brentford at home on Saturday lunchtime as must-win.
    Some fans have turned their nose up at the Conference League, believing it might be better not to play continental football at all than be in it.
    But Harry Kane claimed otherwise earlier this month, claiming the third-tier European club competition could be a chance to end the club’s 15-year search for silverware.
    Porro added: “I agree with Harry. We have to be in Europe and we have to try to get as far as we can in Europe.
    “The team is together and we’re working towards our goals. That’s how we’re going to continue.”

    Antonio was the one who took him to matches but he was very close to grandmother Maria del Carmen, who sadly passed away last year before he joined Spurs.
    Porro honed his considerable technical ability playing indoor football and took the bold decision to leave home at 13 to go to Rayo Vallecano in Madrid.
    He reflected: “I remember the very first week, I wanted to leave. That’s the truth. 
    “I was super young. I was used to being with my grandparents, I was used to having my meal there when I came home, to have the love of the family.
    “But I believe that if I am making a living as a footballer, it’s because I overcame those difficult moments. I believe it made me stronger.”
    Spurs fans may know Porro as a wing-back, but he grew up as No10, idolising Andres Iniesta.
    His impressive set-piece delivery, which has seen him take over as free-kick and corner taker for Tottenham, only came about from his practising them after training with Spain Under-21s “for fun”.
    He already has two goals and two assists in the Premier League, forming a fruitful early partnership with Harry Kane, whom he calls a “killer in front of goal.
    Tottenham defender Pedro Porro was speaking to SunSport at an event at Riverside School in Wood Green, North London
    Porro was all smiles as he put on an inclusive football session with the students, who have a range of learning difficulties
    Defensively, though, it has been a tricky adjustment.
    Ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood laid into him on punditry after that Leicester debut to forget, while Porro was brutally exposed at both St James’ Park and Anfield.
    The wing-back, once of Manchester City but who never played a game for the reigning Premier League champions, said: “I have plenty to learn and I am aware of that. 
    “I am a very young player, I work day to day towards improving. I watch the videos, I am working with the team that’s helping me. I’ve been a defender for the past three years but I’ve always been a forward. 
    “The Leicester match really taught me a lesson. Afterwards I thought you either get your things together or you’re going to have a hard time.”
    Porro has spoken before of his reaction to Sherwood’s hammering of him after that Leicester game and brought it up here as well, branding it “strange”.
    He also branded Foxes playmaker – and Spurs target – James Maddison as his toughest opponent so far in England.
    But throughout all the challenges and the flak, Porro has maintained his happy-go-lucky disposition, together with what is becoming a trademark beaming smile.
    He added: “I came from nothing and I know what I have achieved. 
    “I keep my feet on the ground. You have to enjoy life and always have a positive outlook.
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    “There are going to be bad days. But the sun is always going to come up.”
    Pedro Porro was speaking at Riverside School in Wood Green, where he joined students with a range of learning difficulties for an inclusive football session delivered by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. His visit forms part of the wider work delivered by the Club and its Foundation to create life-changing opportunities and experiences for young people across its community. More

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    Man Utd legend warns club NOT to sign Harry Kane in £100m transfer as it’ll lead to nightmare scenario in two years time

    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Andy Cole has urged the club NOT to sign Harry Kane this summer.The England captain, 29, is set to enter the final year of his Spurs contract.
    Harry Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
    Andy Cole, right, does not feel Man Utd should sign Kane or Declan RiceCredit: Reuters
    And he is one of two strikers being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season along with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
    Tottenham are thought to value Kane at around £100million despite the possibility of him departing for free next summer.
    And Cole does not believe things would end well for Man Utd if they were to strike a deal for Kane.
    Speaking to William Hill, he said: “Manchester United can’t go with a short-term solution again.
    “They can’t go and spend £80 million or £100 million on Harry Kane. In two years’ time they’ll turn round and say to themselves, ‘he’s 32, we need to get ourselves another striker’. They can’t afford to find themselves in that position again.
    “When you look at the recognised strikers that Manchester United have had, you look at the likes of Robin van Persie, but the crazy thing is that he only stayed for two years, and ever since then it has just been one after another for two years.
    “A football club like Manchester United cannot just keep having different strikers for two years at a time, it’s ridiculous.
    “They know now that they have to sign someone who is going to give them five years.”
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    Kane is the all-time record goalscorer for both Tottenham and England.
    And he has continued to impress this season despite Spurs’ dismal campaign, bagging 29 goals in 47 appearances.
    He recently hinted he could stay in North London as he discussed Tottenham’s long-term future.
    Speaking about the Europa Conference League, Kane, who is yet to win a trophy, said: “You can’t disrespect any competition that you play in.
    “It’s one of those, if you end up in the Conference League and win it, it’s worth it. If you don’t, then people probably look at it as an inconvenience.
    “But when you’ve been at a club where we haven’t won a trophy for 15 years, if we do end up in it, it could be an opportunity to try and put that to bed.”
    Tottenham occupy seventh in the Premier League table with two games remaining – a spot that would see them qualify for the Europa Conference League.
    Their final games come at home to Brentford and away at Leeds.
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    Emotional Lucas Moura fights back tears as it’s confirmed he’ll QUIT Tottenham at the end of the season

    EMOTIONAL Lucas Moura fought back the tears as Tottenham confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season.The Brazilian will depart Spurs after 219 appearances in five-and-a-half years.
    Lucas Moura will leave Tottenham at the end of the seasonCredit: Getty
    Moura was visibily emotional in his interview with Sky SportsCredit: Twitter @SkySportsPL
    “It was a gift to play for Spurs” 🤍An emotional Lucas Moura fights back tears after confirmation that he will leave Tottenham when his current deal expires at the end of the season 🥺— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 18, 2023

    Moura, 30, is best known for his sensational Champions League semi-final hat-trick against Ajax.
    He has since become a bit-part player at Tottenham, and will depart upon the expiry of his contract next month.
    In a tear-jerking video with Sky Sports, Moura said: “I need to hold the tears.
    “It has been an incredible five years. It was a gift to play for Spurs.
    “It’s sad to say goodbye, especially when you love the place where you are. It’s very difficult.
    “Great memories, great moments I will keep in my heart forever.”
    Shown the clip of his winner away at Ajax, Moura wells up and added: “I am trying to hold the tears.
    “This moment of course was the best of my career. Special, magic.”
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    In a post on his own social media, Moura wrote: “My Spurs. Wherever I am, my heart will always be here.
    “You are my club. This will always be my home.”
    And in their own statement, Spurs added: “We should like to thank Lucas for his tremendous service to our club and wish him the very best for the future.”
    Moura scored 38 goals for Spurs, also laying on 27 assists.
    The former Paris Saint-Germain star has not started a Premier League game this season.
    Upon his departure, some fans harshly called for more stalwarts to exit – with Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier the main duo targetted.
    One wrote: “A fair move, now waiting for Sanchez, Winks, Dier to be out next.”
    While a second huffed: “Now announce Dier, Sanchez and Davies contract cancellations!”
    Plenty of others thanked Moura for his contributions – primarily in Amsterdam.
    One wrote: “Best of luck Lucas. We’ll always have Amsterdam.”
    And a second tweeted: “Thank you for the greatest Spurs moment of my life.”
    Another added: “Best memory I’ve been given in my time as a Spurs fan. Thank you.”
    Moura was linked with a transfer return to Sao Paulo earlier this term.

    He will be eligible for selection in Spurs’ final two matches of the season.
    They host Brentford on Saturday, before finishing with a trip to relegation-threatened Leeds.
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    Tottenham still targeting Arne Slot to take over as manager after Xabi Alonso rules himself out of running

    TOTTENHAM still have Arne Slot in their sights despite Feyenoord’s bid to keep him.Slot, 44, emerged as a leading contender for the Spurs manager’s job after leading the Dutch club to a surprise Eredivisie title.
    Feyenoord’s title-winning chief Arne Slot remains a top candidateCredit: Rex
    Xabi Alonso insists he’ll stay in charge of Bayer Leverkusen next seasonCredit: Getty
    SunSport revealed yesterday that Feyenoord plan to give Slot a hefty pay rise AND back him in the transfer market ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign.
    But whatever they offer will be dwarfed by the cash the London club can put on the table if they go for the ex-AZ Alkmaar gaffer.
    Former Spain and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is understood to still be on Spurs’ radar.
    But Xabi Alonso revealed he will not be leaving Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.
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    Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Jose Mourinho’s Roma, the former Liverpool midfielder said: “I’m happy here with the team and the club.
    “I’m not worried about my future.”
    Asked if he would be staying at Leverkusen, he replied: “That’s correct.”
    Whoever comes in at Tottenham will face the tough question of resolving Harry Kane’s future.
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    The much-wanted striker is under contract until 2024.
    But it’s understood PSG have joined Manchester United and Bayern Munich in pursuing the England skipper.
    Spurs still hope to keep Kane and could demand a £100million transfer fee.
    He might also want to stay in England to challenge for the all-time Prem goal record as his 210 tally is a tantalising 50 short of Alan Shearer’s mark. More

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    Harry Kane’s representatives ‘meet with PSG transfer chief Luis Campos as French giants make Tottenham man No1 priority’

    HARRY KANE’S representatives have met with PSG to discuss a potential transfer, according to reports.The striker has been tipped to leave Tottenham this summer with his contract expiring next year.
    PSG have contacted Harry Kane over a potential summer transferCredit: Reuters
    Manchester United have reportedly made Kane their number one summer transfer target but he is attracting interest across Europe.
    PSG are believed to be prioritising a move for a number nine and like the look of Kane after missing out on Robert Lewandowski.
    And according to French outlet Foot Mercato they have opened talks with Kane.
    Sporting director Luis Campos is believed to have met with the England captain recently to propose a move to the Parc des Princes.
    But it could prove difficult to persuade Kane to join with the striker hunting down Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record.
    Shearer finished on 260, with Kane now second in the all-time list with 210.
    Spurs may also be unwilling to let Kane leave this summer and could demand £100million for the 29-year-old.
    Kane said in January that there had “not been much talking” with Spurs over a new contract but he was “sure there will be conversations over the coming months”.
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    United have also made contact with Kane over a potential summer transfer, SunSport has revealed.
    And the Red Devils would be willing to significantly boost Kane’s current £200,000 a week salary. More

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    Tottenham ‘weigh up move for transfer guru’ and it could reveal who the favourite for vacant manager job is

    TOTTENHAM are weighing up a move for former Bayer Leverkusen transfer chief Tim Steidten, according to reports. Steidten has been out of work since leaving the Bundesliga outfit in March.
    Tim Steidten, left, has emerged as a target for TottenhamCredit: Getty
    Steidten has been out of work since Leverkusen in MarchCredit: Getty
    And now Spurs are considering a move for the 44-year-old, according to the Evening Standard.
    However, face-to-face talks are yet to be held between him and chairman Daniel Levy.
    Steidten joined Leverkusen as chief scout in 2019, but was promoted to the role of sporting director last July.
    In his role he was responsible for bringing in a number of young exciting talents, namely Jeremie Frimpong, Piero Hincapie and Edmond Tapsoba.
    His time at the club also saw the appointment of Xabi Alonso, who has been linked with Tottenham’s vacant managerial job.
    This has inevitably sparked rumours of the pair reuniting in England.
    Steidten is not the only person linked with the position, with Spurs also reportedly considering Roma’s Tiago Pinto and Brentford’s Lee Dykes.
    Whoever comes into the position will report to new chief football officer Scott Munn, who will effectively become Levy’s No2 after his gardening leave from City Football Group ends.
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    The North London side are in the market for a new sporting director after Fabio Paratici left due to the fallout from Serie A’s latest transfer scandal.
    The Italian was handed a 30-month suspension from the game in January after an Italian court found former club Juventus guilty of false accounting.
    Paratici saw his appeal partially accepted, but only saw his ban scaled down.
    Tottenham have endured a difficult season, and find themselves desperately clinging on to the the final European football spot the Premier League has to offer. More

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    Aston Villa want to raid Tottenham for forgotten man and Spurs fans fear he’ll be a big hit at rivals

    ASTON VILLA are plotting a raid for Tottenham’s forgotten man Giovani Lo Celso – but Spurs supporters are fearing he will be a big hit at their rivals.Unai Emery, 51, has performed a stunning job since replacing Steven Gerrard in the Villa Park dug-out in October.
    Unai Emery is eyeing a swoop for one of his former playersCredit: Getty
    Giovani Lo Celso has shone at Villarreal during his loan spell from TottenhamCredit: Getty
    And his side’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham, who are still searching for Antonio Conte’s replacement after they ruled out Julian Nagelsmann, on Saturday means they are now just behind the seventh-placed North London side on goal difference in the table. 
    Emery is already looking for reinforcements to bolster his squad over the summer and we reported last month how one of those is the Argentina international that played for him at former side Villarreal.
    Lo Celso is currently on loan at Villarreal from Tottenham after initially spending the second half of last season there.
    He made 26 appearances under Emery on loan at Villarreal last term and helped the club reach the Champions League semi-final.
    He has shone again in the current campaign and now a fresh report states Villa are ready to step up their pursuit of the 27-year-old attacker.
    Journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Aston Villa have concrete interest in Gio Lo Celso and the player would be keen on the move; still waiting to understand who’s gonna be new Tottenham coach as he will return from Villarreal.
    “Unai Emery, pushing for Lo Celso; but it’s not the only name in the list.”
    Spurs are believed to be open to selling Lo Celso on a permanent basis and inserted a clause in his loan deal that allowed the club to listen to transfer offers back in January but a switch failed to materialise.
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    The South American is under contract in North London until 2025.
    Lo Celso signed a five-year deal when he joined Spurs from Real Betis in 2020.
    But he only made 55 appearances in the top-flight since his arrival prior to his loan exit in January 2022.
    However, some supporters feel that he could return to make an impact following his impressive displays in Spain and fear a sale to Villa could backfire.
    One wrote: “I have a feeling he will cook like [Kyle] Walker and [Kieran] Trippier under a good manager while us getting s****er everyday.”
    Another tweeted: “We should keep him.”
    As another added: “Imagine if Lo Celso starts to ball like he does with Argentina next season.” More