Date: 27th November 2017 at 1:22pm
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Manchester City are monitoring Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez ahead of the January transfer window, The Sun reports. The Spaniard, 26, was reportedly lined up for a move to the Etihad Stadium last summer, although it failed to come to fruition. Should Vincent Kompany and John Stones continue to be sidelined through injury, Martinez is expected to be all the more attractive to boss Pep Guardiola – however Barcelona are also said to be considering a swoop.

Newcastle are keen on making a move for Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, the Daily Mirror says. Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is said to believe Shaw, who cost United £30 million, will receive the boost he needs at St James’ Park after struggling to get Premier League game time under Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United may have to fend off competition from Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus if they wish to secure the services of Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka in January, The Sun reports. After rejecting a new contract with the Bundesliga side the 22-year-old will be free to choose in the summer, with a move to the Premier League reportedly a likely outcome.

Plans for Arsenal‘s £35 million defender Shkodran Mustafi to leave the club in January appear to have been put on hold, the Daily Mirror reports. The delay is reportedly down to Inter Milan not believing the Gunners will let the Germany international leave before the summer, while Mustafi has also failed to secure a regular first-team position this season.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is on the target list of Real Madrid who are willing to blow £80 million on the 21-year-old Frenchman, according to The Sun. Real coach Zinedine Zidane is reportedly looking for younger players to compliment Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns 33 in February, and Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

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Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • richspurs November 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Luv the slothspur t h i ng y, v e r y a p tttttt.

  • Harry Hotspur November 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  • UnkleTaff November 27, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Does anyone over the age of 12 seriously believe the PL is fixed?

    I mean, *seriously*?

    • Camus November 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      If you’re asking whether there is corruption in the Premier League, it’s a yes.

    • 💋 November 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Camus, Ackers, GazCrak and est_1882, do.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      Yes, I’m sure some do. 👇🏼

    • Accy November 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Sean Dyche does:

      At 15″ to 35″

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42130309

  • Camus November 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I sometimes wonder how N’Koudou spends his days.

    • Accy November 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    • Accy November 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    • Accy November 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      • richspurs November 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

        Dassa one mr Bean used -ed

  • DAVID November 27, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    ” Like a new signing” could play against Leicester.

    • Harry Hotspur November 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Dearest beloved in christ

      • DAVID November 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

        Can he take his x box on the pitch?

        • Camus November 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          “He’s good with his thumbs
          He’s good with his thumbs
          Erik Lam-e-la
          He’s good with his thumbs…”

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

            He’s had his thumb up his arse for a year🙌

      • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

        We’re saved!

  • Camus November 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Double-kick with intent.
    Reviewed by the FA.
    No ban.
    The fix is in…

    https://twitter.com/BigFootballGB/status/935116873603088384

    • Real Fan? November 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Banned? He should be made to wear a tutu for the next 3 games.

      • Camus November 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        Aye. With rainbow laces too.

    • Accy November 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      So fixed.

  • Camus November 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Welcome to modern-day football.
    This from Paddy Power…

    The Premier League is a con-job, lads.

    “BREAKING NEWS: Romelu Lukaku will face NO ACTION for kicking another player, because he plays for Man Utd and Jose Mourinho would prefer if he didn’t.”

    https://twitter.com/paddypower/status/935140583982723073

    • Spurs est_1882 November 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      this shocks you? Look at Arsenal, complain about the ref vs City (with no real grounds) and then get the “rub of the green” for the next 2 games, 3 goals in 2 games, all controversial reffing decisions. The PL has been a fix since the start!

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        ✔✔

        • 💋 November 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

          Oh gosh. Gazza’s Back Sack and Crack’s back sack ‘n’crack!

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

            Crackasack!……that used to be on Friday nights….

            • BERNARD November 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

              and you got a cabbage if you dropped a b*llock

  • Freund or Foe November 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    💋 November 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm
    Look, let’s say there’s a group of Spurs’ supporting chums who meet together every-now-and-again to (ostensibly) watch a game of football and sup beer or Bacardi and Coke.

    Let’s say that, maybe, once a year the (almost) full compliment of them chums aim to get together for the above stated purposes.

    And, let’s say the anniversary of the first of such meetings is almost upon us.

    And, say the date for that 2nd annual meeting of Spurs’ supporting chums has been set for December 9th – Spurs v Stoke (this year), and say, 14 or so of them chums are meeting on that date for the stated purpose, and for a post match Ruby.

    And, let’s say that the chums generally agree that an invitation to participate in the festivities be opened up to the wider blog readership.

    Then, the question would likely be: any takers?

    December 9th. Spurs v Stoke. Prematch drink. Match. Post match Ruby.

    All those in favour say Aye!

    Spurstacus: Aye!

    That sounds like a fantastic ides Spurstacus. I’ll check my diary, but would love to meet up with like minded Spurs fans for a day of football, drinking and laughter. I’ll be sure to get in touch via Harry Hotspur to confirm my interest, in the hope that I may be able to join you all.

    • Real Fan? November 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Aiiieee 🇯🇵

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Sniff, burble, sob, ……

      • 💋 November 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Don’t cry, Horny. Jesus loves you. So do we.

    • 💋 November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      *complement

      • Real Fan? November 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

        Correcting yourself? Very masochistic.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Oooo I love a jalfrezi. Av one for me👍

    • 61SpursNut🌰 November 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      The Nut approves of this venture.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Its simple. Levy either spends to strengthen in January or we start our brave new world in the Europa league. Go back and look at some of the Europa group matches at the Lane then imagine……not pretty. What’s it to be Daniel?

    • Spurs est_1882 November 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      I wouldn’t agree completely with that – Get Wanyama fit, get Dembele back on form and we will look very different. I think Rose needs to focus or fuck off, our problem has been teams defending in numbers, and it has been for years. West Brom had 10 players in their own box on a few occasions this weekend! 10!! then Foster actually tackled the ball boy to slow the game down! The FA should stamp down on him for that.

      • Harry Hotspur November 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm

        Mate, Dembele isn’t going to be ‘back on form’ he’s waiting to retire…

        • 💋 November 27, 2017 at 3:08 pm

          Agreed. Dembele is waiting for godot and has one foot in the grave.

          He will go down in the annuls of the games’ history as a ‘what might have been’ player.

          They’ll still be talking about his potential over frites et moules when he’s 50 (he isn’t 50 yet, is he?)

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack November 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        I don’t altogether agree with myself, cos even spending doesn’t guarantee nuffin. H is right about moose. Something else that should av been dealt with pre season.

  • Horndog 🇺🇸 November 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t give a flying f*ck about any of the clubs mentioned above.

    • Hartley November 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Well said. Fuck the lot of em.

  • Caveman November 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Hello

  • Real Fan? November 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Glad we’re flying under the radar during this season’s assault on the Top 6.

    • UnkleTaff November 27, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Eleven points clear of Stoke now, so at least I’m happy.