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Fernando Llorente to receive a start? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face Manchester City in the PL

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Tottenham will now be aiming to ruin Manchester City’s title ambitions after dumping them out of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

We are set to visit Etihad Stadium on Saturday, following our passage to the Champions League last four on away goal despite losing the second leg 4-3 to City.

Spurs produced a fantastic performance on Wednesday and our gaffer Mauricio Pochettino will expect something similar from the boys at the weekend as well.

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Moussa Sissoko limped off in the first half at Manchester City and remains a big doubt on Saturday.

Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Harry Kane are all sidelined, while Erik Lamela and Harry Winks are touch and go for the upcoming fixture.

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-1-2-1-2

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Hugo Lloris (GK)

Lloris will need to be at the top of his game to help Spurs beat City on Saturday.

Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier (RB)

Trippier was the weak link in the Champions League game on Wednesday. He’ll have to improve this time around and produce a solid display.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

A pillar at the back, Alderweireld is one of the first names on the team sheet.

Jan Vertonghen (CB)

Vertonghen is a reliable defender who will have to be at his best to keep the City attackers at bay.

Danny Rose (LB)

Rose is expected to keep his place in the team after a strong display on Wednesday.

Victor Wanyama (CDM)

Wanyama had an excellent Champions League outing at the Etihad. With Sissoko highly unlikely to recover, his presence in midfield will be important at the weekend.

Christian Eriksen (LCM)

Eriksen will need to step up and produce a top performance if we are to beat City at the Etihad.

Dele Alli (RCM)

Alli is a clever operator who links up play between the midfield and the attack. The England international will retain his place in the team.

Son Heung-min (CAM)

His two goals at the Etihad proved so crucial for us on Wednesday. The South Korean is an undoubted starter on Saturday.

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Lucas Moura (LS)

Moura’s pace, agility and direct play will be an all-time threat for the City defenders. With Kane injured, the Brazilian is expected to start.

Read more: Tottenham abandon pursuit of this powerful 19-year-old defender due to £69m price tag

Fernando Llorente (RS)

It was Llorente’s goal that has sent us through to the Champions League semi-finals. The big Spaniard could find himself in the starting XI at the weekend.

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“I’ve seen scouts from Tottenham” – Dutch expert confirms Spurs scouted 22-year-old Euro star this season

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Spurs transfer news: Dutch expert confirms Tottenham scouted Donny van de Beek

Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan believes Donny van de Beek is keen on a move to the Premier League.

The 22-year-old was impressive for Ajax last season as they won the Eredivisie title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek

Van de Beek scored some crucial goals for the Dutch giants, such as the winner against Tottenham in the first leg of the semi-final.

The expert added that the midfielder has been scouted by many Premier League clubs including Tottenham (h/t Express):

“I’ve seen scouts from Tottenham, Man Utd, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle all at the Amsterdam ArenA looking at him.”

Van Der Kraan added that the Ajax star was watched several times, and would be the ideal back-up for Premier League teams.

“He’s an ideal player for the Premier League, he’s got the skills like most Ajax players, he’s got a big tank, he can run all day.

“But all these clubs have a priority list and van de Beek seems the perfect back-up for the big clubs.”

Van de Beek wants Premier League action

Van der Kraan claimed that the midfielder has the best chance of sealing a move from Ajax, and believed the Premier League might interest him:

“I think he’s keen for the Premier League, more than the German or Italian leagues.”

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The Guardian reported that Mauricio Pochettino wants Van de Beek at Spurs and hopefully, we can land the Dutch international.

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“I was being linked with Tottenham” – £60m England star responds to rumours about his future

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Spurs transfer news: James Maddison isn’t fazed by rumours of him leaving Leicester City

Leicester City star James Maddison isn’t being distracted by transfer talk after a great season. The England star swapped Norwich for Leicester at the start of the campaign and scored seven goals in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old also assisted seven goals in the league and was recently asked about his £60m price-tag by Sky Sports News (h/t Football.london).

James Maddison

James Maddison

The youngster claimed that he had been linked with Tottenham in the past and that he was taking all of this in his stride (h/t Football.london):

“No, you have just got to ignore that and take it all in your stride. As a 17 year-old boy I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.

“With transfer talk you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.”

Maddison is participating in the U21 Euros and is one of the stars to keep an eye on.

Midfielder in no rush to leave Leicester

Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian tweeted regarding Maddison a few days ago and claimed that the English star is in no rush to leave.

The journalist added that Tottenham are interested in the midfielder, however, Liverpool, Manch0ester United and Manchester City are also keeping track of the 22-year-old.

Steinberg claimed that the Foxes could finish above United and Maddison has to choose the right club for his future.

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Maddison made the transition from the Championship to the Premier League without breaking a sweat, and it will be interesting to see when he takes the step away from Leicester.

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Great news for Tottenham as star rejects advances from Man United over a summer move

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Spurs transfer news: Journalist claims Christian Eriksen has rejected a move to Manchester United

Journalist Tom McDermott (h/t Sun) reports that Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has rejected a move to Manchester United.

The Danish international is out of a contract at the end of next season, and recently told Ekstra Bladet that he wants a new challenge (h/t Sun):

“I feel like I am in a place in my career where I might want to try something new. I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham.”

Christian Eriksen (C) celebrates with Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli

Eriksen is one our best players but prefers a move to Spain, according to McDermott’s tweet (h/t Sun):

“Told that #MUFC did ask about Christian Eriksen but it was a “no” from the Dane and his team. Spain is his first choice, but Solskjaer’s problem is attracting players.”

The Dane helped us reach the Champions League final last season, but we ended up on the losing side.

La Liga giants interested in Eriksen

The Sun adds that Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing the Danish midfielder, however, Paul Pogba could throw a spanner in the works.

Marca (h/t Football.london) reports that Zinedine Zidane wants to sign the French midfielder from Manchester United.

The report claims that the Real Madrid manager is uninterested in signing Eriksen or any other midfielder as he sets his sights on Pogba.

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This could be even better news for us as Eriksen could remain at Tottenham. Daniel Levy would have to work his magic and get the Dane to sign a new deal as losing the Dane for free would be a major mistake.

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Championship club will pocket a huge amount should this Tottenham star leave

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Spurs transfer news: Leeds United to receive massive windfall should Danny Rose be sold

Danny Rose has been linked with a move away from Tottenham (h/t Sun), and the Englishman’s departure could see Leeds United receive a sizeable amount.

The left-back joined Spurs from Leeds for £1m (h/t Leeds Live) in 2007 and could be sold for £30m (h/t Leeds Live).

Harry Winks and Danny Rose of Tottenham

Danny Rose and Harry Winks

This would be great news for Leeds as the Championship club will receive “10 per cent of any profit on top of the £1m” that he was bought for, according to the report.

The English left-back became our first-choice in the second half of the previous campaign, however, the Sun claims that Mauricio Pochettino is open to replacing Rose.

The left-back hasn’t always been consistent in the past two years, but still gave it his all for the club.

Pochettino targeting a younger star

The Sun claims that Pochettino wants to sign Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham as a long-term replacement for Rose.

Ryan Sessegnon

Ryan Sessegnon

The 19-year-old was relegated from the Premier League after just one season with the Cottagers and Spurs could pay £35million for the talented youngster.

Getting £30m for Rose would be an excellent deal given that he turns 29 soon.

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Signing Sessegnon for just a few million more will be great as we would end up with a younger player with a lot of potential.

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