Tottenham look to hijack Arsenal’s transfer move as Mayor of London delivers Covid-19 update

Tottenham look to hijack Arsenal's transfer move as Mayor of London delivers Covid-19 update

Here is your Tottenham morning digest on Sunday, December 19.

Spurs eye Kulusevski move

Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici is a huge admirer of Juventus winger and reported Arsenal target Dejan Kulusevski.

The Sweden international has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners next month, but according to reports in Italy, via Sport Witness, Spurs are now considering making a move for his services.

Tottenham are said to have “indicated their intention” to sign Kulusevski over the January transfer window, but they may have to go head-to-head with their north London rivals for his signature.

Khan issues Covid update

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has declared a ‘major incident’ in the English capital, placing the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs on alert.

It comes as the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 intensifies with over 65,000 new cases confirmed in London over the past seven days, with 26,000 of those coming in the last 48 hours.

“The surge in cases of the Omicron variant across our capital is hugely concerning, so we are once again declaring a major incident because of the threat of Covid-19 to our city,” Khan said.

“The Omicron variant has quickly become dominant with cases increasing rapidly and the number of patients in our hospitals with Covid-19 on the rise again.

Antonio Conte is having to deal with a number of issues, caused by Tottenham's Covid outbreak.
Antonio Conte is having to deal with a number of issues, caused by Tottenham’s Covid outbreak.

“We are already feeling the impact across the capital and while we are still learning about this variant, it’s right that London’s key agencies work closely together to minimise the impact on our city, including helping to protect the vital vaccination programme.”


Conte makes Kane claim

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has admitted that he has been perplexed with Harry Kane’s poor form.

Kane has looked a shadow of his former self so far this season, with the Spurs striker scoring just one goal in 13 Premier League appearances to date.

Now, Conte has admitted he is confused as to why the England captain has been so out of form.

He said: “Harry is a world-class striker. Every day that I train him I understand very well that he’s a world-class striker.

“He’s one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to train. He’s amazing. I like to have him in my team. For sure Jurgen [Klopp] likes to have Mo Salah. But I like to have Harry in my team. He’s an important player for us and my expectation was very high and to play an important game against Liverpool.”

“It’s very strange, no? It’s very strange,” Conte added when discussing Kane’s form.

“If you compare what he did in the past, this is very strange. But also in the past, in my experience, before as a player and then as a coach, it happens. I played with important strikers who, for a long period, didn’t score.”

Source by Football London

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