Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on a free transfer this summer.
Sky Sports in Germany claim that Spurs have held ‘concrete talks’ with the centre-back’s representatives over a possible deal.
The 32-year-old is set to leave Bayern after an illustrious decade at the club.
Boateng was previously with Man City having spent one season in Manchester for the 2010/11 season before moving to Germany.
Romelu Lukaku would have little interest in rejoining the Premier League right now, talkSPORT was told.
Reports had linked Chelsea with a move to bring the Belgium striker back to England.
Lukaku has been sensational since joining Inter Milan, scoring 61 goals in 88 games since moving from Man United.
He is on the verge of winning the league title with the club and European football expert Kevin Hatchard rubbished the rumours of his return to the Premier League.
“Sometimes in this country, we are guilty of falling into the trap of thinking the Premier League is the absolute be all and end all and a player would be mad not to want to play in the Premier League,” Hatchard told talkSPORT.
“Of course, somebody like Lukaku would jump at the chance of coming back back to the Premier League… why?
“He’s having a great time at Inter Milan. He’s playing for a coach that absolutely loves working with him, a coach who wanted him and has really worked with him.
“I know the logical step, because of the problems with Inter’s ownership, and the money issues they potentially have, is to flog your most saleable asset and that’s Lukaku.
“I’m not sure that necessarily follows. You listen to all the public statements he makes and they’re all about him enjoying his life in Italy and the fact he feels fitter than he has for a long time, the fact he’s notched at least 20 goals in Serie A for back-to-back seasons.
“He’s got a Champions League campaign to look forward to, they’re going to win the Scudetto and so I think the assumption that he’ll jump at the chance to rejoin the Premier League is wide of the mark.”
Harry Kane is unlikely to move outside the Premier League due to the costs involved in buying him, talkSPORT was told.
Reports ramped up over the weekend that said if Tottenham fail to achieve a top four finish then Kane will push for an exit.
A defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, who are a possible destination, left them off the pace for Champions League football.
European football expert Andy Brassell told talkSPORT that the European clubs linked, like PSG and Barcelona, are unlikely to be in for him.
“It’s a lot of money to ask. The sort of money they’d want to sell him, before we even get to signing on fees and wages, it’s a lot,” he said.
“Then you look at small injuries that have started to accumulate for Harry Kane, which is completely normal and consistent for the amount of high intensity football he’s played over the last little while.
“I don’t see how there is anyone outside the Premier League who can afford him, I just don’t see that as possible.
“Paris Saint-Germain’s priorities are elsewhere. I saw a hilarious headline in El Mundo Deportivo where they are still basking in the glory of Erling Haaland’s representatives paying a visit and had a big picture of Harry Kane saying ‘plan B is expensive too’.
“One, I don’t think I’d be that happy being described as the plan B and two, there’s no way you can afford either of them. Or even a pair of their branded replica boots.
“They couldn’t afford Memphis Depay in January.”
Arsenal are reportedly planning to hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Jesse Lingard this summer.
The on loan Manchester United midfielder has been sensational for the Hammers since joining in January.
Another two goals in a 3-2 win over Leicester City has put the Hammers into the top four as they hunt Champions League qualification.
The 28-year-old now has eight goals and three assists in just nine matches.
The performance against the Foxes came in front of England manager Gareth Southgate, who will also be taking note ahead of Euro 2020.
There was no option to buy in the loan agreement, meaning there could be a battle for his signature this summer.
The Sun report that Arsenal are planning to hijack the move and will try to sign him.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a possible reunion with Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Mourinho managed him at Manchester United and then left the Red Devils in 2019 to join Chinese club Shandong Luneng.
According to Voetbal 24, the Chinese club are prepared to let him leave this summer despite his contract running until December.
The 33-year-old spent two years working under Mourinho at Old Trafford and helped United win the Europa League and the League Cup during that time.
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