Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal: Alderweireld Gives Spurs First Derby Win at New Stadium

A late Toby Alderweireld header gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first men's north London derby to be played at the new ground. Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock with a rocket of a shot to open the scoring with just 15 minutes on the clock after dispossessing Serge Aurier, but Tottenham hit back almost instantly through Son Heung-min's left-footed finish after some characteristically calamitous defending from Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz. Arsenal began the second half strongly and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rattled the crossbar with a left footed drive just short of the hour mark but ultimately – and against the run of play – it fell to Toby Alderweireld to glance home from a

Assessing Where Luka Jovic Should Go This Summer

To say that Luke Jovic's inaugural season at Real Madrid has been underwhelming would be an understatement. Since completing a €60m move from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, Jovic's Real career has lurched from one disaster to the next. He has returned just two goals, two assists and has been so disappointing that Los Blancos are now set to cut their losses and try and move him on as quickly as possible. Although he has struggled in La Liga, Jovic's performances lit up the Bundesliga during the 2018/19 season and he would have no shortage of suitors. But where's best for him to reignite his career? 90min analysed his options to find out. Frank Lampard may want to bring Luka Jovic to Stamford Bridge  Despite

Manchester United’s Transfer Plans & Their Available Budget Amid Interest in Jadon Sancho

How Manchester United tackle the transfer market this summer will be crucial. The developing squad has signs of genuine long-term potential and a strong performance from Old Trafford recruiters over the coming weeks could bridge the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool. If they get it right. That means carefully considered arrivals who will improve the team, not just now but for years to come, as well as further stripping out deadwood that is a drain on resources. Getting the best price for those players, or at the very least temporarily removing them from the wage bill, is just as important when the current climate amid the coronavirus pandemic has curtailed finances. United have already seen some impact in the latest financial results

Carlo Ancelotti Addresses Rumours Linking James Rodriguez to Everton

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is an admirer of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, amid rumours linking the Colombian international with a move to Goodison Park. Rodriguez has only featured eight times in La Liga this season after an injury ravaged campaign, and has played just once since the Spanish top flight restarted in June. Everton were recently reported to be one of four Premier League sides in the race to land the 28-year-old for a cut price fee this summer as Carlo Ancelotti prepares for his first full season in charge at Goodison. Ancelotti has already signed Rodriguez twice  Ancelotti was the man who brought Rodriguez to Real back in 2014, before the playmaker joined him at Bayern Munich in

Pep Guardiola Responds to Barcelona Interest in Eric Garcia

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are confident young Spaniard Eric Garcia will remain at the club this summer despite reported interest from Barcelona. Garcia left La Masia for Manchester in the summer of 2017 for a £1.5m fee and after making his first team debut in the EFL Cup last season, he's become a fixture in the Citizens defence following the Premier League's resumption last month. Eric Garcia has started three games since the Premier League's resumption  His impressive form alongside Aymeric Laporte at the heart of the City backline has caught the eye of former club Barcelona - with reports in Spain even suggesting the 19-year-old is in favour of a return to Catalonia and has already agreed personal terms. It would be

Update on Chelsea’s Pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen Star Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz is keen on joining Timo Werner at Chelsea  Chelsea's hopes of landing Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz appear to be growing by the day, with the German keen to join international teammates Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard is looking to add some more firepower to his young squad. Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already put pen to paper, but the boss wants to follow that up with a blockbuster move for Havertz, who could cost in the region of £90m. Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave this summer  Fabrizio Romano has confirmed recent reports that Havertz has asked Leverkusen to sell him this summer, with Chelsea his preferred destination. The 21-year-old has been impressed

Neymar Could Be ‘Offered’ to Man Utd & Man City With Barcelona Move Unlikely

Manchester City and Manchester United could be offered the chance to sign Neymar this summer, with Barcelona's crippling financial issues meaning a return to Camp Nou is increasingly unlikely. An endless saga took place last summer between Neymar and la Blaugrana over a potential return to La Liga, but no such move materialised due to Paris Saint-Germain's high demands, leaving the Brazilian stuck in Ligue 1. The coronavirus outbreak has made any clubs' purse strings that much tighter, but the Express are claiming that PSG could offer the 28-year-old to either United or City to match the player's desire to leave the capital. It's no secret that Neymar is desperate for a return to Barça, but it may to come a point where

Thiago Alcantara Latest: Only Agreement Between Liverpool & Bayern Munich ‘Missing’

For all the entirely sensible talk that Liverpool can't/don't need to spend big this summer, the Thiago stories just aren't going away, are they? The Italian-born Spain international has apparently told employers Bayern Munich that at 29, and after seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, he fancies a change of pace. With only a year left on his current contract, Bayern are supposedly open to a sale despite wanting the player to stay. Enter Liverpool, who have been thrust to the front of the queue for the player recently ranked by us as the best deep-lying playmaker in the world. Thiago is apparently looking for a new challenge  It is said that there is a mutual attraction between club and player, with Klopp a big fan

Manchester City Were Keen to Sign Kingsley Coman as Part of Leroy Sane Deal

Manchester City made an attempt to secure the signature of French winger Kingsley Coman from Bayern Munich as part of the deal that saw Leroy Sane move in the opposite direction. Coman, who previously worked with City manager Pep Guardiola during a loan spell at Bayern in the 2015/16 season, was target by the Citizens but Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic insisted that the Frenchman was not for sale. Guardiola was eager to reunite with Coman  According to German site SportBILD, City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain pushed hard for a swap deal between the two clubs which would see Coman join the blue side of Manchester, but had to settle for a cash fee. Coman, who missed out on France's World Cup success in

Barcelona ‘Enquire’ About Tottenham Duo Tanguy Ndombele & Ryan Sessegnon

Barcelona are said to have 'enquired' about Tottenham pair Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon, as the Catalan giants eye more exchange deals this summer. Ndombele has endured a difficult first season in north London, with it even being suggested numerous times that his relationship with boss Jose Mourinho has broken down. Indeed, Mourinho has publicly criticised him in recent months, while the midfielder has played just 19 minutes of league football since the resumption of play. As for Sessegnon, he too has struggled to make much of an impression during his first season with the club. The youngster has made just six league appearances in total in 2019/20 - and hasn't even played a single minute since the restart. In fact, he

Inter Milan still in touch with Olivier Giroud’s agent

Gianluca di Marzio reports that Serie A side Inter Milan remain in intermittent contact with French international striker Olivier Giroud’s agent over a possible summer move. Although talks in January centred around a possible free transfer, now the Italian journalist expects that negotiations with the Premier League side will centre around a normal transfer, following Giroud’s recent contract extension.

Crystal Palace Join Race for Celtic Striker Odsonne Edouard as Price Tag Drops

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has reportedly garnered the interest of the Premier League's Crystal Palace as the forward's fee has dropped in light of the coronavirus pandemic. After a year on loan, Edouard was bought from Paris Saint-Germain for £9m in the summer of 2018 without making a senior appearance for the French giants. The 23-year-old has been a revelation in Glasgow and scored 21 league goals and registered nine assists in 27 matches before the 2019/20 season was prematurely concluded in Scotland. Odsonne Edouard has 45 goals in 59 Scottish Premiership starts during his three years at Celtic  Several Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the prolific forward and back in January, it was revealed that Edouard himself was

Trio of European Giants Considering Summer Move for Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out of the Emirates this summer, with Juventus and Atletico Madrid both making initial contact with the striker regarding a move, while Inter are also keen. The Frenchman has struggled to hold down his place in the Gunners side in 2019/20, particularly in more recent times. In fact, in his side's last eight Premier League games, Lacazette has started just twice. However, he did come off the bench last time out against Wolves to net a crucial second goal - his tenth in all competitions this campaign. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from Arsenal for a while, even more so following his continued antics off the field. French outlet

Ralf Rangnick ‘Reaches Deal’ With Milan to Become Manager at End of 2019/20 Season

Ralf Rangnick has agreed what is understood to be a three-year deal with Milan to become the club's new manager from the start of the 2020/21 season, while he will also discuss the possibility of becoming their sporting director. Stefano Pioli took over Milan back in October of 2019 and while his side have shown a significant improvement in more recent times, the Rossoneri still sit in seventh place in the table. In fact, Pioli's men have won three out of their last four games, most recently overcoming high-flying Lazio 3-0. It was first noted back in February that Milan were in advanced talks with Rangnick to become not only the club's new head coach from 2020/21, but also their sporting director

Kai Havertz Looking to Leave Bayer Leverkusen Immediately as Chelsea Ready Move

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz does not want to wait a year for a blockbuster move away from the club, handing Chelsea a huge boost in their pursuit of the German. Frank Lampard is understood to be keen on making Havertz his next blockbuster signing of the summer, with the 21-year-old expected to cost close to the £90m mark. Havertz is high on Chelsea's wish list  Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are both keen on landing Havertz as well, but that enormous price tag has proven to be a real problem for them. Bayern have already publicly ruled out signing the Leverkusen star this summer, while Real are looking to avoid spending big to recover from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Those two

Man Utd & Man City Tipped to to Battle Over Kalidou Koulibaly & Milan Škriniar

Manchester United are expected to butt heads with cross-town rivals Manchester City in their pursuit of a new centre-back, as both sides have Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Inter's Milan Škriniar on their wish lists. United are keen to continue their upwards momentum by strengthening in defence, but they will likely have to fend off City, who are desperate to bolster at the back after a hugely disappointing campaign which has seen Pep Guardiola lose more league games than he ever has in a single season. Kalidou Koulibaly is top of Man City's wish list  Of the two, City are expected to push harder for a new centre-back. The Independent state that Koulibaly is right at the top of Guardiola's wish list, but the

The Condition That Would See Kalidou Koulibaly Granted Premier League Move

Serie A giants Napoli are understood to be willing to offload in-demand centre back Kalidou Koulibaly should their move for Lille forward Victor Osimhen be finalised. Gli Azzurri are currently locked in negotiations with the Ligue 1 outfit over the prospective transfer of forward Osimhen, with a move for the highly-rated youngster potentially costing the Italian outfit as much as £70m. The Napoli man could be available for £70m this summer  The two clubs are said to be around £20m apart in their valuation of the Nigerian, but the Telegraph note that if an agreement can be reached, Napoli will be prepared to offload Koulibaly in an attempt to balance the books. It's claimed that club president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to recuperate all

Achraf Hakimi’s Agent Blames Zinedine Zidane for Real Madrid Exit

Achraf Hakimi's agent has insisted that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane must take the blame for the Moroccan's departure from the Santiago Bernabéu this summer. Hakimi has just finished a two-year loan spell with Borussia Dortmund in which he established himself among the world's elite in his position, but Real were surprisingly willing to allow the 21-year-old to move to Inter for around £36m. Fortuna Duesseldorf v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga  With Real close to a squad rebuild, it seemed certain that Hakimi would become Los Blancos' starting right-back for the next decade, so the Inter move came as quite a shock. Speaking to Al Mountakhab, agent Martin Camano was quick to point the finger at Zidane. “Zidane is the reason for Hakimi’s transfer to

Borussia Dortmund Set Man Utd Deadline for Jadon Sancho Deal

Borussia Dortmund have warned Manchester United that they only have until the end of the month to finalise a deal for winger Jadon Sancho or he will remain at Signal Iduna Park for another season. Talks over a potential move to Old Trafford for Sancho feel like they have been rumbling on since the dawn of time, and the two sides currently find themselves at a stand-off over the cost of such a deal. Sancho is Manchester United's top target for the summer window  That's fairly common for deals of this magnitude, but Dortmund-based outlet Ruhr Nachrichten state that Lucien Favre's side are not prepared to let talks drag on forever. They want Sancho's future tied up by August, which would give them

Four Premier League Clubs in Queue for James Rodriguez as Real Madrid Prepare to Cash In

Real Madrid are reportedly resigned to selling James Rodriguez for a cut-price fee this summer, opening the door to Arsenal, Everton, Manchester United and Wolves to make their moves. Rodriguez has made just one league appearance since October for Los Blancos after struggling to overcome an injury-ravaged start to the season. His start against Real Sociedad last month was his sole post-lockdown appearance, and he has been left out of the four matches since, with Madrid locking down top spot in La Liga without him. The Colombian was close to joining Atlético Madrid in the summer but a move failed to come to fruition, and he has now entered the final year of his contract - meaning this summer will be Real's