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Report: Manchester United line up £70m bid for Jadon Sancho

A report claims that Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho, formerly on Manchester City’s books, is a £70m target for Manchester United. Manchester United reportedly want to make Jadon Sancho their marquee summer signing by spending £70m to bring the Borussia Dortmund youngster back to England. Sancho has lit up the Bundesliga during his spell with BVB, scoring eight goals and setting up 13 more in 33 top-flight appearances since joining from Manchester City in 2017. The 18-year-old has earned praise from a number of opposition managers, most recently Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino, and he is believed to be on the radar of numerous European clubs. According to The Sun, however, a return back to the Premier League could be a possibility as Man United want to sign the...

Blues will figure it out – Pulisic

Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic is backing his new club to come good by the time he joins them from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The Premier League side signed the 20-year-old for £58million in the January transfer window and immediately loaned him back to the Bundesliga leaders. Pulisic is keeping a close eye on events at Stamford Bridge, which have seen Maurizio Sarri come under increasing pressure, particularly in the wake of the 6-0 humbling at Manchester City on Sunday, which saw Chelsea drop to sixth in the Premier League. The winger has got faith that things will turn around in west London. “It’s tough for me to say,” Pulisic said. “They’ve had some tough results but I know they’re going to work it out. “They’re a great team with great players and a good coach. So they’re goin...

Tottenham ‘heroes’ have earned a few days off, says Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino will reward Tottenham’s players with some time off after they put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals. Spurs produced a superb second-half display at Wembley on Wednesday evening to build a commanding 3-0 lead ahead of their last-16 second leg with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. The north London club, who travel to Germany for the return match early next month, do not have a fixture until February 23 having been knocked out of the FA Cup. Manager Pochettino intends to use the break to go abroad, while his squad will also be given time away from football after he described them as “heroes”. “The players deserve all the credit because they were fantastic. They win the possibility to have a few days off,” he said. “I cannot tell you (my plans) but I am g...

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: My players are heroes

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s “heroes” after his side blew away Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Spurs will travel to Germany next month with a commanding 3-0 advantage following second-half strikes from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente at Wembley. The emphatic victory came with the team once again missing key England duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli due to injury, while Vertonghen was deployed out of position at left wing-back because of the absences of Danny Rose and Ben Davies. What a night! #COYS #UCL pic.twitter.com/CAMFYGNF1g — Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) February 13, 2019 Although manager Pochettino was delighted with the performance of his players, he also warned that they are not yet assured a place in...

Jadon Sancho shows touches of class on disappointing night for Dortmund

The England international left Wembley frustrated after second-half goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente. Jadon Sancho endured a difficult evening as Borussia Dortmund suffered a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. The England international left Wembley frustrated after second-half goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente put Spurs in command ahead of the return match in Germany on March 5. Here, Press Association Sport analyses the 18-year-old forward’s contribution for the Bundesliga leaders. Role Jadon doing Jadon things ?️#THFCBVB 0-0 pic.twitter.com/BIBQ29JrVO — Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 13, 2019 Sancho began wide on the right, supporting Dortmund’s false-nine Mario Gotze. He ...

Result: Spurs put one foot in CL quarter-finals

Tottenham Hotspur produce a memorable second-half performance to earn a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Tottenham Hotspur produced a memorable second-half display to take complete control of their Champions League last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund courtesy of a 3-0 win in the first leg at Wembley this evening. There was little to separate the two sides at the interval, but Spurs took the lead through the in-form Son Heung-min within two minutes of the restart and further goals from man-of-the-match Jan Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente left Spurs within touching distance of their first Champions League quarter-final since 2011. Dortmund, who offered no response to Tottenham’s improved second-half display, now have a mo...

Focus on Borussia Dortmund ahead of Tottenham clash

Spurs are hoping to better their achievements of last year. Tottenham resume their Champions League campaign when Borussia Dortmund visit Wembley in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday. Spurs are hoping to better their achievements of last year and make it to the quarter-finals, but will face a tough test. Here, Press Association takes a closer look at the German side. Sizzling Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is a big threat for Spurs (John Walton/PA) One man who Tottenham need to be concerned about will need no introduction. Jadon Sancho burst into the limelight following his England call-up before Christmas and he is in fine form. He scored one and made the other two goals for Dortmund in their 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim at the weekend and the teenager is tearing up ...

Tottenham Hotspur team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Borussia Dortmund

Sports Mole looks at the latest injury and suspension news for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Mauricio Pochettino will continue his bid to win his first trophy as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Wednesday night when his team host Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Spurs recorded just one point from their first three group-stage fixtures, but two wins and a draw in the second half of the campaign secured the runners-up spot behind Barcelona. The North London outfit have not produced their best form on the domestic front since the start of 2019, but three successive wins have been registered in the Premier League. The latest of those came on Sunday afternoon as Spurs overcame a valiant effort fro...

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

The Champions League returns this week with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in last-16 action. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s revived Reds take on Paris St Germain at Old Trafford, while Borussia Dortmund and their in-form England winger Jadon Sancho head to Wembley. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the main talking points surrounding this week’s games. Solskjaer’s big test Roll on Tuesday. #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/RpqUYpJ5S8 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2019 When United were paired with PSG during the final days of Jose Mourinho’s reign this tie was seen as nothing more than a formality for the French champions. How times have changed. United have since won 10 and drawn one of their 11 games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Sols...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 clash between Spurs and Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham Hotspur play host to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie having only reached this stage of the competition with a dramatic 1-1 draw with Barcelona at Camp Nou. Dortmund have enjoyed an excellent campaign, but the German giants make the trip to Wembley Stadium having failed to win any of their last three matches. Tottenham Hotspur © Reuters Spurs would have acknowledged that they faced an uphill task to reach the knockout stages of this competition having recorded just one point from their first three group games, but the desire shown in the remaining matches suggests that they can be cont...

Arsenal ‘eye summer move for Genk winger Leandro Trossard’

Arsenal manager Unai Emery reportedly identifies Genk winger Leandro Trossard as a possible replacement for Danny Welbeck this summer. Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reportedly identified Genk winger Leandro Trossard as a possible summer transfer target. The Gunners have been keeping tabs on Trossard since November and were linked with a January move, although their strict budget essentially ruled out the chance of bringing him to the Emirates Stadium last month. However, football.london reports that Arsenal plan to revive their interest when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season. Emery is expected to be given just £40m to spend during the summer, but has earmarked the purchase of the £22m-rated Belgian as a possible replacement for Danny Welbeck. No transfer fee has yet bee...

Jadon Sancho: ‘Lots of clubs wanted me’

Jadon Sancho says that he turned down interest from a number of clubs to join Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017. Jadon Sancho has revealed that he turned down interest from a number of clubs to join Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. City were desperate to keep hold of Sancho, but the three-time England international turned down a new contract with the Premier League giants to join Dortmund ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. The 18-year-old has scored eight times and registered 16 assists in 39 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions and has insisted that he “always felt” that the Bundesliga club were the perfect club for him. “Why Dortmund? It speaks for itself: youngsters get opportunities. You’ve got to thank Dortmund, bec...

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