Spurs’ new ground could be known as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if they choose not to press ahead with a naming-rights deal at their new ground, which is scheduled to open in time for the beginning of next season.
Thibault Cortois’ planned contract talks with Chelsea have been put on hold with Real Madrid keeping tabs on the goalkeeper. Discussions had been due to take place in February, but may resume after key games with Leicester and Barcelona.
Tottenham believe they will be able to keep all of their key players next season, and are prepared to fend off even a world-record offer from Real Madrid for striker Harry Kane.
England are keeping an eye on Ryan Sessegnon ahead of the World Cup, having scored 13 goals in 37 appearances for Championship side Fulham this season. Steve Holland, Gareth Southgate’s assistant, has watched the 17-year-old a number of times.
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Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is flattered to be attracting interest from Manchester United. The 22-year-old Serbian could partner one of the club’s existing midfielders, Nemanja Matic, at this summer’s World Cup.
Brazilian coach Tito is planning to find a role for Roberto Firmino in the side’s starting line-up ahead of the World Cup, on the back of his fine run of form for Liverpool. The 22-goal man could find himself in the starting XI regardless of Neymar’s fitness.
Ramiro Funes Mori is hoping he gets a fair chance under Sam Allardyce after recovering from injury. He had been due to play for Everton’s U23s against Leicester City on Monday, but was not named in the squad. He could still be available for the first team’s trip to Burnley this weekend.
Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle are both doubts for Newcastle ahead of their Premier League clash at Liverpool this weekend. Shelvey injured himself in a collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.
Former goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has backed Sunderland to pull off a late escape from Championship relegation.
Alan Pardew is expected to remain in charge of West Brom until at least their visit to Watford on Saturday. The Albion hierarchy are seriously considering firing the head coach, but will give him a chance at Vicarage Road.
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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists the club have not lost their edge despite a three-game winless streak. The gap to second place in the Championship is down to six points on the back of their defeat by Fulham on Saturday.
Xherdan Shaqiri could level a 49-year Stoke record if he nets for a fourth successive Premier League game when the club take on Southampton on Saturday.
Josh Sims says he is ready to make a big impact in Southampton’s Premier League relegation scrap. The 20-year-old made an impact off the bench for the Saints in their 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday, and set up Manolo Gabbiadini’s late equaliser.
Everton’s Jordan Pickford has targeted Burnley’s seventh place for the Toffees come the end of the season. The two sides come head to head at Turf Moor this weekend.
Tyrone Mings has received ‘really good card’ at a Qatari hospital, as he recovers from a long-term injury, but is still unlikely to return to action before the start of next season.
Leicester are under pressure to beat Bournemouth on Saturday after dropping four points in their last two games, says midfielder Marc Albrighton.
Clint Hill turned down the prospect of rejoining QPR after a week-long trial in September, because he felt he was only likely to be brought in to be a voice in the dressing room.
QPR midfielder Sean Goss may be a target for Rangers, where he is currently on loan, but the Rs have given them a hands-off warning over keeping him in Scotland permanently.