Hudson-Odoi steps up injury recovery with Stamford Bridge training session

Injured winger Callum Hudson-Odoi moved closer to a Chelsea comeback as he took part in an open training session at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The 18-year-old has been sidelined since rupturing an Achilles tendon in April. Hudson-Odoi was linked to Bayern Munich before and after the setback but is reportedly on the cusp of signing a […]

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Newcastle have been handed a massive boost ahead of Spurs clash

Newcastle have been handed a massive boost ahead of Spurs clash – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Newcastle United are yet to pick up a point in the new Premier League campaign, suffering back-to-back losses at the hands of Arsenal and Norwich City.

A visit to Tottenham Hotspur is next, and manager Steve Bruce’s job isn’t getting any easier.

The North Londoners will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run and prove they can challenge for the top-flight title when the Magpies come visiting.

Newcastle appear to have been handed a massive boost for the Spurs clash, though, as summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin could be available for the trip.

The French winger missed the game against Norwich after suffering a hamstring strain, and Bruce is reportedly very cautious over risking him for weekend’s game.

Saint-Maximin was working in the gym at Newcastle’s training base on Monday, and having him available for the game against Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be a massive boost.

The 22-year-old came off the bench against Arsenal and did show flashes of his quality during the cameo appearance.

The Magpies winger is a speed demon and trickster capable of causing Tottenham lots of problem at the back, and he could help Newcastle leave with a much-needed result.

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Marco Silva’s team can’t defend

In the last 18 months, some have accused Everton boss Marco Silva of being unable to coach defences effectively. The main accusation seemed to be that the Portuguese’s teams played attacking football, but struggled defensively. However, the Toffees start to the Premier League campaign seems to be disproving that theory. Everton are the only team […]

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Has Arsenal striker inadvertently ruined Spurs season-long plans for £10m winger?

Has Arsenal striker inadvertently ruined Spurs season-long plans for £10m winger? – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Tottenham Hotspur signed Leeds United winger Jack Clarke on a four-year deal last month for £10 million, and immediately loaned him back to the Elland Road outfit for the season.

Signing the 18-year-old was a relief for Spurs who last signed a player in January 2018 – when Lucas Moura arrived from Paris St-Germain.

Clarke is expected to further his development and return to North London a better player capable of giving manager Mauricio Pochettino a selection headache.

However, another man from North London seems to be blocking Spurs’ season-long plans for the teenager from coming to fruition.

Leeds brought in Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on loan on deadline day as manager Marcelo Bielsa was forced to prioritize signing another number 9 after Kemar Roofe left for Anderlecht.

The arrival of the Gunners man meant the Whites ended up with six loan signings – including Clarke.

The EFL rules allow only five loanees in a match-day squad, and the Tottenham man was the odd one out against Wigan Athletic last weekend.

Nketiah’s arrival means Leeds have to almost always name him in their matchday squad as they could need him to start or come on, while they also had to promise Arsenal he will be used regularly before a deal was sealed.

Tottenham have no such agreement in place with the Whites, and the fact that Clarke played all 90 minutes in
Leeds Under-23s’ win against Millwall on Monday hints that he could miss out on tonight’s matchday squad against Brentford.

He will definitely get his chance going forward, but at the moment, the Spurs winger is somewhat surplus to requirements, and that is mainly because Nketiah’s arrival complicated the EFL’s loan quota.

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Opinion: Leeds want to sign West Ham target on a free, would be a masterstroke

Opinion: Leeds want to sign West Ham target on a free, would be a masterstroke – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Leeds are thought to be keen on the Serbian midfielder Nemanja Radoja.

According to Teamtalk, West Ham are interested in the player as well.

The 26-year-old is a free agent and therefore the English clubs can sign him even though the window for signings has closed.

It will be interesting to see if Leeds make their move for Radoja in the coming days.

He could prove to be a very useful addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Radoja would add some defensive cover to Leeds’ midfield and improve them at the back.

The Serbian’s arrival will also allow the Whites to play with more freedom.

Radoja will allow the creative players to play without too many defensive responsibilities. Also, he will add depth to the midfield and that could prove to be invaluable during the course of the Championship season.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks.

If West Ham are genuinely interested in the player, Leeds might find it difficult to compete financially.

The Hammers can offer him a bigger sign-on fee and more wages.

Having said that, if Bielsa manages to pull this off on a free, it would transform Leeds’ midfield. Radoja could prove to be a transfer masterstroke from the Argentine manager.

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Report confirms Tottenham’s interest in highly talented Arsenal target

Report confirms Tottenham's interest in highly talented Arsenal target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester City and Arsenal are keen on the player as well.

The 16-year-old is already starting games for Rennes and he made quite the impression against PSG earlier in the season.

It is no surprise that the top teams are taking an interest in him already.

It will be interesting to see how Camavinga develops over the course of this season. The transfer window for the Premier League clubs has closed and therefore the likes of Spurs won’t be able to sign him now.

They will have to wait until January at the very least to make their move for the technically gifted midfielder.

As per the report from Daily Mail, all three Premier League clubs had scouts watching the player in action on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if any of his suitors make a move for him in January. Spurs certainly have the money to tempt Rennes into selling their prized asset.

The Londoners can provide him with the ideal platform to develop as well.

Pochettino is very good at developing young players and he could take Camavinga to a whole new level.

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Transfer boost for Gerrard, 22-yr-old target ready to force his move to Rangers

Transfer boost for Gerrard, 22-yr-old target ready to force his move to Rangers – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is determined to join Rangers before the transfer window shuts.

According to Daily Record, Kent is ready to force the move and he will down the tools to secure the move if it comes to that.

The 22-year-old player is not in Klopp’s first-team plans and he wants to return to Rangers on another loan deal. He had an impressive season with Steven Gerrard’s side last year.

However, Liverpool do not want him to go out on loan. They are prepared to sell the player for £7m. Rangers cannot afford to pay that and they are angling for a loan deal.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming days.

Kent’s determination to force a transfer is certainly a boost for Rangers. They will be more optimistic about sealing the transfer now.

At this stage of his career, Kent needs to play regular first-team football and a move to Rangers would be ideal for him.

Daily Record’s exclusive on Kent will certainly excite the Rangers fans.

They will be hoping that Rangers can get the deal over the line now. Someone like Kent could make a big difference to their season.

Also, the Liverpool player has played at Ibrox before and he won’t need time to adapt. He will be able to make an immediate impact.

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