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  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey45 minutes ago18th February 2020

    ISK TAKER

    Isco is again being linked with Chelsea and Arsenal as Premier League giants circle for the £63million-rated Real Madrid playmaker.

    But Manchester City seem to have fallen down the list of suitors for the Spain midfielder.

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey2 hours ago18th February 2020

    DAVIES THANKS JOSE

    Ben Davies believes his return from injury on Sunday was inspired by Jose Mourinho's faith in him.

    The Wales left-back reappeared in the last-gasp 3-2 comeback win at Aston Villa after injuring his ankle in Mourinho's first game in charge last November.

    The 26-year-old said of Mourinho's regular reassurances: “It’s a massive boost to my confidence.

    “Having a manager keep you in his thoughts is really good, gives you a target to come back.

    “Now I’m determined to be out there every week, that’s all I can do.”

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey2 hours ago18th February 2020

    RB DAMNED

    RB Leipzig could be without ANY recognised centre-backs – against a Spurs' side without any orthodox frontmen.

    Wednesday night's Champions League last-16 first leg at White Hart Lane could be almost as “striking” for who is not playing.

    While broken-arm victim Son Heung-min joined Harry Kane as a long-term Tottenham absentee, second-placed Bundesliga side Leipzig are likely to be missing three backline stars.

    Willy Orban and Ibrahima Konate are injured, while Dayot Upamecano is suspended

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey4 hours ago18th February 2020

    HEUNG OUT TO DRY

    Boss Jose Mourinho claims Spurs' injury situation “couldn't be worse” – and the stats seem to back that up.

    New crock Son Heung-min is expected to miss the rest of the season and fellow frontman Harry Kane will probably be out until at least April.

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey1 hour ago18th February 2020

    TA TA BINKS

    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has swooped on former rivals Tottenham to snap-up England youth starlet Luis Binks.

    The 42-year-old Frenchman took charge of MLS side Montreal Impact in November and is gearing up for his season in North America.

    Now he has bolstered his outfit by returning to North London to bring in the 18-year-old defender, as reported on SunSport last week.

    Impact sporting director Olivier Renard said: “We are very happy to acquire this young player with a very high ceiling.

    “Luis has chosen this club and Montreal to continue his career.

    “He is a defender with high passing quality, who has shown great maturity on the field since the start of camp in St. Petersburg.

    “We hope he’ll integrate well into the group and acclimate quickly to MLS.”

    Binks is predominantly a centre-half, although he can fill in at full-back, and looks set to partner fellow new defender Joel Waterman at the back for Henry.

    Details of the teenager’s contract have yet to be confirmed.