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Tottenham ready to move for Feyenoord boss Arne Slot as new manager - Paper Talk

Plus: Raheem Sterling could miss out on Gareth Southgate's latest England squad; Julen Lopetegui is set for talks with Wolves bosses amid fears he could walk; Man Utd's summer clear-out could see nine players leave; Arsenal's Thomas Partey attracting interest from Serie A

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Arne Slot will be the new Spurs manager if his agent Rafaela Pimenta can negotiate an exit from his Feyenoord contract tomorrow.

Raheem Sterling could be one of a number of high-profile casualties from England head coach Gareth Southgate's squad on Wednesday.

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Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan has praised the attacking style of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot but says it will not be easy for Tottenham to lure him to London

UEFA have held urgent talks regarding taking a public stand against the disgusting racist abuse suffered by Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jnr.

Julen Lopetegui will hold talks with Wolves chiefs in the coming days to establish the club's transfer plans this summer amid fears he is prepared to depart.

The West Ham fan Chis Knoll, better known as 'Knollsy,' who fought off dozens of hooded football thugs, has been rewarded with a coveted ticket for his club's first European final in 47 years.

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Raheem Sterling has lacked fitness and form at Chelsea this season.
Image: Raheem Sterling could be left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad

West Ham security staff will visit Prague later this week to inspect fan zones being prepared by UEFA for next month's Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina amidst concerns they will be too small to accommodate the thousands of ticketless supporters intending to travel.

Officials are planning a huge security operation for the first all-Manchester FA Cup final to keep rival fans apart on the journey to Wembley.

West Ham are among several clubs who will look to prise £50m-rated Leicester star Harvey Barnes away from the Foxes this summer, with the Hammers also interested in James Ward-Prowse.

Luton Town will demolish and rebuild an entire stand this summer to bring Kenilworth Road up to Premier League standards, if they beat Coventry in the play-off final.


Manchester United are ready for a huge summer clearout with as many as nine players set to leave the club.

West Ham's plans to screen the Europa Conference League final at the London Stadium have been scuppered by Major League Baseball.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has told Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo they can leave if they want to but hopes qualification for the Europa League will convince his biggest stars to stay at the Seagulls.

Callum Wilson is expected to return to the England squad, after he missed out on the March qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.


Chelsea had the highest wage bill in the Premier League this season at an estimated cost of £215.6m.

Eddie Howe's Champions League-bound Newcastle are set for a £100m-plus boost in income to fuel their European challenge.

Thomas Partey is attracting interest from clubs in Serie A as Mikel Arteta plans his summer rebuild at Arsenal.

Arsenal's Thomas Partey in action during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Monday December 26, 2022.
Image: Arsenal's Thomas Partey is attracting interest from Italy, according to reports

Lewis Dunk has played his way back into the England reckoning after outperforming his Premier League rivals.

Joao Felix has indicated that he would love to stay at Chelsea beyond this summer.

Salford City chairman Karen Baird will step down from her role just days after the club's play-off failure.

Premiership Rugby's chief executive has admitted the London Irish have a "mountain to climb" to avoid becoming the third club to go bust this season.


Tottenham are considering whether to make an approach to Feyenoord for Arne Slot, with the manager poised for talks with the Dutch club over his future.

Julen Lopetegui is primed to hold further talks with the Wolves hierarchy this week amid growing uncertainty over his future.

Gareth Southgate will assess whether Raheem Sterling would benefit from a rest before naming his squad for England's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.

Chelsea's upheaval is set to continue with the impending departure of Tom Glick as the club's president of business after only 10 months in the role.

The Professional Cricketers' Association has warned that a move away from year-round county contracts will hasten the rise of white-ball specialists and have a detrimental effect on the men's Test game.

West Indies batter Devon Thomas has been provisionally suspended for alleged match-fixing by the ICC.


Julien Lopetegui will have crunch talks with Wolves' bosses, amid growing uncertainty over his future.

Sale's Manu Tuilagi says his side were left inspired by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who gave a team talk ahead of Saturday's Premiership rugby final against favourites Saracens.


Newcastle United will decide on their transfer budget before the weekend after revising their spending plans following Champions League qualification.

With their Premier League status hanging in the balance, Sam Allardyce called on Leeds United legends Eddie Gray and Gary McAllister to address the players at the training ground on Tuesday.

Exeter winger Jack Nowell has declared himself unavailable for the Rugby Union World Cup, instead choosing to spend the summer with his family ahead of his move to La Rochelle next season.


Raheem Sterling could be among a number of high-profile players omitted by Gareth Southgate when the squad for England's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia is announced on Wednesday.


Tyson Fury is in talks with unbeaten heavyweight Demsey McKean over a fight in Australia, according to McKean's manager.


Jorg Schmadtke expected arrival to Liverpool as sporting director opens the doors for Jurgen Klopp to sign Wolfburg's promising centre-back Micky van de Ven.

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