Tottenham want Conte, Rudiger happy at Chelsea, Unai Emery favourite for Newcastle job – transfer news live

Tottenham want Conte, Rudiger happy at Chelsea, Unai Emery favourite for Newcastle job – transfer news live

TOTTENHAM are reportedly ready to go back in for Antonio Conte as Nuno Espirito Santo's job hangs by a thread.

The Spurs boss was greeted with chants of "you don't know what you're doing" during a 3-0 loss to Man Utd.

Meanwhile Antonio Rudiger has confirmed he is happy at Chelsea despite speculation linking him with Liverpool and Man City.

And former Arsenal boss Unai Emery is the new favourite for the Newcastle job.

Stay up to date with all the latest from around the clubs with our live blog…

  • Simon Mail

    NEWCASTLE CHASE EMERY

    Unai Emery’s odds on becoming the next Newcastle manager have been slashed today.

    The former Arsenal manager is now Evens favourite with William Hill to take charge of Newcastle.

    Emery led Villarreal to glory in the Europa League last season and Newcastle’s new owners are interested in bringing him to St James’ Park.

    The Magpies need to resolve their vacant position soon with the club currently second bottom and without a win.

    Hills spokesman Rupert Adams said: “The sudden move for Unai Emery to get the Newcastle job has taken us by surprise.

    “He’d been quietly supported at bigger prices throughout the week, but this morning’s activity looks much more telling and he’s now a clear even-money favourite.”

  • Simon Mail

    CON AIR

    Manchester United face missing out on managerial target Antonio Conte with Tottenham ready to lure him to the club.

    United’s 3-0 win at Tottenham eased the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but intensified the anger from Spurs fans towards Nuno Espirito Santo.

    Alfredo Pedulla, who works for Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, claims Spurs are fed up with Nuno and believe the ex-Inter Milan boss Conte could be the right man to lead the club.

    United appear willing to give Solskjaer more time which means the club could miss out on Conte.

  • Simon Mail

    BOO BOYS

    Tottenham star Harry Kane was subjected to boos from a section of the Spurs home crowd on Saturday.

    The 28-year-old fired another blank in the Premier League as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side slumped to a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.

    The result piled the pressure on Nuno and Kane was booed by some fans after turning down a chance to shoot and giving the ball away.

    It was another frustrating game for Kane with his poor form continuing following his failure to secure a move away from Spurs in the summer.

  • Simon Mail

    ‘MINOR SETBACK’

    Kieron Dyer has revealed he needs a liver transplant after being diagnosed with ‘primary sclerosing cholangitis’.

    The ex-England international was in hospital this week for tests to establish the extent of the problem.

    Ipswich Under-23 manager Dyer said: “Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a condition of the liver a couple of years ago, that would lead to me one day needing a transplant.

    “Over the next week, test results will confirm when I need to go through this procedure.

    “I see myself as a very positive person that will overcome this minor setback.”

  • Simon Mail

    HALLOWEEN HORROR SHOW

    David Beckham’s Inter Miami’s hopes of the MLS playoffs were ended after a 3-1 defeat to New York City.

    Sat in the stands at Drv Pnk Stadium, the former England skipper must have been squirming as Phil Neville’s team slumped to their 17th defeat of the season.

    Beckham has been left frustrated at seeing his wildly inconsistent franchise struggle – two long winless streaks this term have been very costly – but is backing former Manchester United team-mate Neville to turn things around next season.

  • Simon Mail

    SERGIO SCARE

    Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital following a heart scare and breathing difficulties during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves.

    The former Manchester City striker needed medical treatment on the pitch after clutching his chest and complaining of breathing problems.

    His heart rate was also racing and he was taken by ambulance to hospital for tests.

    Reports in Spain suggest the Argentine striker is “feeling OK”.

    Barca interim boss Sergi Barjuan told La Liga TV: “He told me he was a little dizzy.

    “I have found out now that they have taken him to the hospital to see what he really has. I do not know any more.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    It was a crazy day at the top end of the Premier League yesterday.

    Chelsea are the new league leaders after a 3-0 win at Newcastle thanks to a Reece James double and a Jorginho penalty.

    Liverpool let the Blues through after they threw away a two-goal lead at home to Brighton which saw the Seagulls battle back to draw 2-2.

    But fellow title challengers Manchester City had an even worse time of it with a 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in which Aymeric Laporte saw red.

    Arsenal continued their fantastic run of form as they won 2-0 at Leicester.

    Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe scored the first-half goals to give the Gunners all three points.

    But it was goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale who got all the plaudits after the game thanks to his superb performance including a breath-taking save from a James Maddison free-kick.

    Burnley lifted themselves out the bottom three with an emphatic 3-1 win at home to Brentford.

    And Southampton also picked up a vital three points with a 1-0 win at home to Watford that saw them move 14th.

    Today sees Leeds travel to Norwich in the early kick-off in a huge relegation battle.

    It’s a claret and blue derby at Villa Park as high-flying West Ham visit Aston Villa who are looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats.

    And the Premier League gameweek wraps up on Monday night when Wolves host Everton.

  • William Pugh

    UNITED FRONT

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay following the 3-0 win against Tottenham.

    The Red Devils outclassed Spurs in North London as they got back to winning ways after four Premier League games without a victory.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I was told that’s the oldest team I’ve picked for Man Utd and it was time for it.

    I’ve been here more or less three years now as a manager and Tuesday’s training performance from Edinson Cavani is probably the best performance anybody has put in here.

    “The old men led from the front. They [Cavani and Ronaldo] played well together and have loads of respect for each other.

    “We have loads of talented players to learn from those two and they have to learn as quick as they can. The work rate they put in and the quality was second to none. They play for the club, no matter what.

    “This isn’t about me, it’s about us improving together and if someone doesn’t give what they have for Man Utd they won’t play, it’s as simple as that.”

  • William Pugh

    CRIS-IS PLAN

    Cristiano Ronaldo looked like a “little boy” against Liverpool and the change of formation at Spurs suited him, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.

    Manchester United moved from a 4-3-2-1 to a 5-3-2 for their crunch game against Tottenham, running out 3-0 winners in a convincing victory.

    The Old Trafford legend said: “There’s no doubt this is not Ole’s plan. Leaving Sancho, Rashford and Greenwood on the bench is not the plan.

    “That wasn’t the plan in the recruitment, that wasn’t the plan for Ole how he was thinking he was going to play. He’s played 4-2-3-1 last 37 matches. This is not his plan to go to 5-3-2.

    “But the change of system, it did look like it suited Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the pressure off him from a defensive point of view.

    “Seeing him upfront against Liverpool last week, or against Leicester on his own, he looked like a little boy.

    “But today it suited him perfectly to play in those moments. Today was a good day for him, not just for the goal, but because it looked like he played in a team that he was part of.

  • William Pugh

    NOT THE WAN

    Roy Keane slammed Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka – insisting he’s not good enough for the Red Devils… or his old side of Crystal Palace.

    Wan-Bissaka joined United from the Eagles in June 2019 for a whopping fee of £50million, although he’s yet to fully showcase the form that promoted the club to break the bank for his services.

    During an appearance on Sky Sports, the Irishman said: “Wan-Bissaka, I don’t even think Palace would take him back!

    “He’s not good enough for Manchester United. No feel for the ball, decision making.

    “But what Manchester United have always had over the years is players with character, with personalities – I don’t see it with this group.’”

  • William Pugh

    BARCA BLOW

    Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero had to be substituted during the clash against Alaves after falling to the pitch with breathing problems.

    The 33-year-old fell to the ground towards the end of the first half, with medics rushing to his aid at the Nou Camp.

    Aguero pointed to his chest as he received treatment as team-mates checked up on him.

    A stretcher was on hand to take the Argentine centre-forward away, but thankfully that was not needed.

    The Manchester City legend eventually made it back to his feet, before walking down the tunnel, with Philippe Coutinho coming on in his place.

    Commenting on the incident, ESPN reported Samuel Marsden tweeted: “Worrying scenes with Aguero here.

    “Seems to be having problems breathing. Barca medical staff have lay him down on the floor and he will come on the stretcher. Not sure what happened.”

  • William Pugh

    Souness was equally as unimpressed labelling Spurs a “mid table team” in his assessment.

    Souness slammed: “Not a shot on target. They [the fans] will go home a frustrating group wondering where this team will go this year.

    “It seems pretty obvious. Mid table at best.”

  • William Pugh

    SPUR ME

    Sky Sports pundits Roy Keane and Graeme Souness slammed ‘mid table at best’ Tottenham, after a woeful home defeat to Manchester United.

    Spurs were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Red Devils, in a game in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as boss was on the line.

    Keane blasted: “Spurs are boring. They’re boring to watch.

    “You’re watching the game, and they are the home team, and you are thinking it’s as if the stadium is empty.

    “Come on, where’s that bit of energy? Maybe towards Harry Kane there was a bit of booing, by the end, because his performance wasn’t up to scratch.

    “But Tottenham, you’re looking for a bit of urgency. I couldn’t believe how bad they were.”

  • William Pugh

    TOP MID-FEELER – EXCLUSIVE

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes grabs a piece of the action as he enjoyed a very public lap dance.

    The ex-Manchester United ace was spotted by revellers in the city’s Dirty Martini bar.

    A source said: “He was sitting down and she started dancing in front of him. He couldn’t help himself and ran his hands all over the place as she gyrated.

    “The girl wasn’t a professional lap dancer, she was drinking there and having fun. Fair play to him, he took it in good humour.”

    Scholes, 46, who split from wife Claire last year, was filmed by a reveller on October 16.

    Last week he was mocked over a video of him chewing the toe of his daughter Alicia, 20. Scholes’s agent was approached for comment.

  • William Pugh

    PLAYING FOR KEEPS

    Wayne Rooney’s Derby County are looking to move out Scotland keeper David Marshall in the next transfer window.

    Rooney left Marshall out of his side and made him third choice at the start of the season. And now they are willing to let the demoted goalie go to free up his salary, with the club struggling financially.

    The experienced international, 36, reportedly earns around £9,000-per-week but should not have trouble finding a new home.

    Derby hope they will be allowed to replace him despite being in administration.

    The former Cardiff City star has failed to make a single appearance for the Rams during this tumultuous season, as the club sit rock bottom of the Championship.

    That’s despite playing all three games of Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign, which ended at the group stages.

  • William Pugh

    BRUCEY BONUS

    Steve Bruce has been seen for the first time since he was sacked by Newcastle.

    The veteran boss was in Dubai with his son Alex as the pair watched England’s eight wicket victory over Australia in the World T20.

  • William Pugh

    PREM TABLE UPDATE

    Here’s how the Premier League table looks after Saturday’s games.

    Arsenal sit sixth after their win at Leicester with Manchester United just one place above them on the same points after they beat Tottenham 3-0.

    Chelsea are the new league leaders after they won 3-0 at St James’ Park after Manchester City were beaten at home by Crystal Palace and Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Brighton at Anfield.

  • William Pugh

    LIFE OF RILEY – EXCLUSIVE

    Birmingham want to keep Australian midfielder Riley McGree for the rest of the season.

    Talented youngster McGree’s spell with the Blues ends in December and he is due to head to America and play for new MLS franchise Charlotte.

    The international is signed up with the Yanks for three seasons, but the Blues would like him to carry on in England a bit longer.

    McGree has featured six times this campaign, recently scoring a late winner against Swansea in a 2-1 win.

    Back in 2018, McGree scored a Fifa Puskas Award nominated wonder goal for Newcastle Jets with outrageous scorpion kick.

    He began his career with Adelaide City, before moving to Europe to play for Club Brugge. However, he failed to make a single appearance for the Belgian club – eventually returning to Adelaide, after a spell at Melbourne City.

  • William Pugh

    RON-BELIEVABLE SCENES

    Cristiano Ronaldo was man-of-the-match as Manchester United won 3-0 at Tottenham.

    And he was one of several Red Devils to take to social media after the game.

  • William Pugh

    NO MATES RATES – EXCLUSIVE

    Patrick Vieira will clear striker Jean-Philippe Mateta to leave Crystal Palace in the next window and cut short his loan.

    The Frenchman has failed to fire and has been told he is not be part of the club’s future plans and his move from German side Mainz will not be made permanent.

    Mateta is officially with the Eagles on loan until the end of the season but he can move on sooner if he wants game time.

    It would also give Palace space to get an extra forward in January with an extra wage off the payroll.

    The 24-year-old made the move to Selhurst Park earlier this year on an initial 18-month loan deal. But he has never managed to establish himself as a first-team starter under either Vieira or predecessor Roy Hodgson.

    From his seven outings for Palace last term, the France youth international started just two games. He scored just once – a dramatic backheel winner against rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

  • William Pugh

    BOO BOYS

    Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted the club are not ‘on the right track’ after being booed off the pitch by fans following the 3-0 defeat against Manchester United.

    The Spurs faithful also aimed a chorus of boos at the Portuguese gaffer following his decision to substitute Lucas Moura in the 54th minute.

    Seconds before Steven Bergwijn took to the pitch, fans of the north London club made their feelings known.

    They repeatedly chanted: “You don’t know what you’re doing.”

    The Spurs boss told Sky Sports after the game: “We did it because we wanted to get one vs ones with Stevie and try and break them down.

    “We are not on the right track and understand the criticism – it’s part of football. “When the team doesn’t perform the fans show they are not happy.

    “It’s up to us to take it, tell them we are trying our best. We have to keep on trying and in a humble way tell them to support us.”

  • William Pugh

    ‘IT’S NORMAL’

    Cristiano Ronaldo says the pressure was on everyone associated with Manchester United last week, not just Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ronnie bagged a goal and an assist as the Red Devils bounced back from the 5-0 humbling by Liverpool with a 3-0 win at Tottenham.

    And asked if Solskjaer deserves credit for the result after the intense scrutiny he was under, Ronaldo said: “Not only for the coach, for the club, for the players, it’s normal.

    “The club is so big and the criticism is always there.”

  • William Pugh

    ‘SOME THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON’

    Cristiano Ronaldo said Manchester United’s players didn’t expect the 5-0 humiliation by Liverpool but are pleased they turned a page against Tottenham.

    The Portuguese said: “It was tough. We didn’t expect the last result in the Premier League.”But I hope this time, we turned a page.

    “Everyone knows his role in the team. It’s not only the coach that many people point out, it’s the players as well.

    “But I believe that some things happen for a reason and we have to be happy for this amazing afternoon.

    “We win 3-0 in an away stadium against a difficult team and we are so pleased about that and happy.”

  • William Pugh

    ‘UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE’

    Cristiano Ronald said Manchester United were ‘unbelievable’ in their 3-0 win at Tottenham.

    The Portuguese superstar bagged a goal and an assist as the Red Devils relieved some of the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    And after the game, he said: “We knew before the game that we had a tough week. We had a result we didn’t expect and the team was a little bit under pressure and a little bit sad.

    “But we knew that today we had to give a good answer. We played good, we started the game very well.

    “And of course it’s my job to help the team with my experience, goals and assists and I did today and I feel so pleased for that.

    “But in terms of the team, it was an unbelievable performance.”

  • William Pugh

    WORLD CLASS

    In case you missed it, here is the world class save Aaron Ramsdale pulled off to deny James Maddison in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Leicester.

    Peter Schmeichel called it one of the best saves he’s ever seen while Ian Wright joined the long line of pundits heaping praise on the Englishman.

    Watch and enjoy…

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