Tottenham line up shock Antoine Griezemann move – Paper Talk

All the top stories and transfer rumours from the New Year’s Day national newspapers…


Tottenham are lining up a shock move for Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann according to a report in Spain and could have him for around £40m.

Antoine Griezmann (AP)
Antoine Griezmann could finally make his way to the Premier League with Tottenham

Hotel rooms in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup finals are almost sold out, leading to significant concerns about the lack of accommodation for November’s tournament.

Tottenham could secure Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski in a swap deal involving midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Cesar Azpilicueta’s plans to build a new seven-bedroom house on the site of his Surrey mansion have been dashed because of a roost for two protected species of bats.

AC Milan's Franck Kessie (left) and Manchester United's Harry Maguire during the UEFA Europa League Round of Sixteen match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. Picture date: Thursday March 18, 2021.
Tottenham are also interested in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie


    Tottenham are ready to make a lucrative offer for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be free to negotiate with clubs outside Italy on Saturday.

    Bakary Sako has revealed he is trying to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang to rejoin Saint-Etienne.

    Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is the priority signing for Barcelona boss Xavi in January.

    Romelu Lukaku helped Inter Milan to the Serie A title last term
    Inter Milan fans have had their say on a possible reunion with Romelu Lukaku


    Inter Milan’s ultras have unveiled banners telling Romelu Lukaku they do not want him back at the club because he “ran away” last summer to take Chelsea’s riches.

    Manchester City have given youngster Jayden Braaf the green light to seek a permanent exit from the club in January.


    Arsenal are in talks with Lyon over a move for £38m-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, a key target for the club’s technical director Edu.

    Manchester United forward Anthony Martial could be on his way out of Old Trafford
    Manchester United forward Anthony Martial continues to be linked with Sevilla


    Manchester United have been warned the situation could turn “ugly” if a deal cannot be found for Anthony Martial to leave the club on loan in January with Sevilla his favoured destination.


    Rory Burns spent countless hours in the nets during the Melbourne Test in a bid to save his Test career by changing his unorthodox batting technique.


    Sunderland are in talks over a loan deal with Manchester City for winger Patrick Roberts.

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