Kane Wants To Leave Spurs – Reports

In this file photo taken on February 28, 2021, Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane reacts after failing to score during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, according to reports on Monday, May 17.
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, according to reports on Monday.

Kane is unhappy at Tottenham’s lack of progress this season and is willing to leave after 12 years with the north London side, according to Sky Sports.

The England captain reportedly wants his future resolved before the delayed Euro 2020 starts on June 11.

Kane’s contract with Tottenham has another three years to run and chairman Daniel Levy is known to be a tough negotiator, which could ruin the 27-year-old’s hopes of a quick resolution.

Tottenham refused to be drawn into debating Kane’s future in public as they focus on their final two Premier League games, with Europa League qualification in their sights.

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“We won’t be commenting – our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That’s what everyone should be focused on,” a club spokesman said.

Premier League champions Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Chelsea have all been mooted as likely suitors for Kane, who has scored 32 goals in all competitions this term.

Paris Saint-Germain, managed by Kane’s former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, and Spanish giants Real Madrid have also been linked with the striker.

Kane, a product of the club’s youth academy, has scored 220 goals in 334 total appearances for Tottenham, establishing himself as one of the world’s best forwards.

But he sparked speculation about a potential move earlier this season when he said it was “hard” to talk about his future.

He has regularly spoken about his desire to win trophies, but is yet to land one with Tottenham, who are without major silverware since the 2008 League Cup.

During Kane’s time in Spurs’ first team, they have lost in the 2019 Champions League final against Liverpool and been beaten in two League Cup finals, including this season’s against Manchester City

Tottenham are currently without a permanent manager following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal last month.

With caretaker boss Ryan Mason in charge, Tottenham will qualify for the Europa League if they win their final two games of the Premier League season.

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Arsenal Yet To Comment On Sanchez Bust Up

Arsenal Yet To Comment On Sanchez Bust UpArsenal is yet to comment on reports that Alexis Sanchez was involved in a training ground bust-up with his team-mates prior to Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool.

Widespread reports in the national press have suggested that the 28-year-old walked out of training mid-session last week before being involved in an angry confrontation with his team mates.

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, is likely to face questions over the alleged incident at his media conference ahead of the Champions League return with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Sanchez was left out of the starting line-up for the match at Anfield, but came on at half time with the Gunners losing 2 – 0, following the strikes from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Fonte Seeks Southampton Exit As Arsenal Signs Youngster Bramall

Arsenal, Southampton, Jose Fonte, Cohen BramallSouthampton defender, Jose Fonte, on Thursday handed in a transfer request.

The club’s director of football, Les Reed, said that the Portuguese has had the chance to sign a better deal, but chose to leave the club.

“He’s had several opportunities to improve the contract situation (but) he’s reserved his right not to do that. He’s made it very clear he would like to explore the opportunities for a transfer,” Reed told BBC.

The football director further noted that “That’s where we are at the moment.

“Jose wants to leave the club. He’s formally asked for a transfer.”

Fonte, Southampton’s captain, has 18 months left to run on his current contract, which he signed in October 2015.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to sign Hednesford Town youngster, Cohen Bramall, from non-league to the Premier League.

The 20-year-old is said to make the move in a deal worth £40,000.

English clubs Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday had purportedly observed Bramall, but only the Gunners agreed terms.

The left-back follows the road taken by Everton and Wales defender Ashley Williams, who started his career at Hednesford.

Tottenham End Mighty Chelsea’s Unbeaten Streak

Tottenham End Mighty Chelsea Unbeaten StreakIt was a sad night for Premier League leaders, Chelsea, who were humbled by Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday at the White Hart Lane.

Antonio Conte’s men appeared to be fully up to the task, as Eden Hazard got the ball on the left and picked out N’Golo Kante inside with a very neat pass.

Unfortunately, Costa took one touch to place himself on the right spot, only for him to fire a shot well over the crossbar.

After about three minutes later, Gary Cahill was penalised with a yellow card after he duffed a header right at the feet of Christian Eriksen.

The match got more interesting and tougher as Victor Wanyama was also booked for a foul on Hazard.

Spirited Dele Alli finally broke the deadlock when he found an opening between Victor Moses and Cesar Azpilicueta to head to ball past Thibaut Courtois just before the half time whistle.

The striker, who was booked for celebrating with the crowd after a bullet header, headed another goal against the Blues with a brilliant cross from Eriksen who made the first.

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The visitor tried their best to get a consolation goal but the Spurs were determined to make their victory a flawless one.

The match ended 2-0.

Despite the tough challenge, Chelsea are on 49 points with five points ahead of Liverpool while Tottenham are trailing with 42 points.

Arsenal Crush Sunderland 4-1 In League Match

Sunderland, ArsenalArsenal defeated Sunderland 4-1 in an English Premier League match at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger’s side displayed another brilliant performance on the road with fit-again Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez staring.

Alexis Sanchez set the pace for goal scoring as he utilised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s assist in the 19th minute.

The Gunners maintained the lead till the end of the first half and some minutes after the second half before Jermain Defoe levelled the scores for David Moyes’ side from the penalty spot.

Oliver Giroud subsequently set Arsenal on the lead once more and later added another within six minutes.

In a space of two minutes, Sanchez netted his second goal to secure the victory for the North Londoners.

Arsenal went on top of league table but returned to second place after Manchester City delivered a similar result, by ruthlessly trashing West Brom 4-0 away.

The trio of Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool have with 23 points from 10 matches but City are ahead on superior goal difference with Liverpool in third place.

Meanwhile, Sunderland are last on the table with two points from 10 games.

Arshavin shuns Dinamo Moscow deal

 Andrey Arshavin has rejected a one-year loan deal with Russian club Dinamo Moscow on the final day of the transfer period as he opted to stay in Arsenal where he would hustle for a shirt in the team A.

The loan move was made by Arsenal proposing to give the player to the Russian club on loan for one year but Arshavin turned down the offer instead.

Confirming the news of the Russian international who is 31 was the Manager of the Russian club Dan Petrescu who said he wanted to have Arshavin join saying: “I wanted him to join the Dinamo Moscow team but he rejected the offer.

The Russia captain lost his place in the Arsenal side last season, leading to a loan move to his former club Zenit St Petersburg. He returned to London in July to find his chances limited, and has made only a brief substitute appearance against Sunderland so far this season.

He had been linked with a move back to Russia all summer, with Zenit and CSKA Moscow having also expressed interest. And with Russia’s transfer window closing on Thursday at 9pm a last-minute deal may still be on the cards.

However, it appears Zenit have dropped out of the race with their general director Maxim Mitrofanov revealing their top targets lie elsewhere.