Tottenham cool interest in Norwich defends Max Aarons while Jose Mourinho focuses on bulk at the back … while the Canary Islands insist that he will not be distracted by transfer talk
- Norwich defending of Max Aarons is closely linked to a move to Tottenham
- Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, however, has decided to prioritize other positions
- Youngster Japhet In recent weeks, Tanganga has also impressed his defense
- Aarons will face Tottenham on Wednesday in the Premier League
Mourinho wants to strengthen his defensive options, although injuries to Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko have forced Spurs to change their priority this month.
They signed midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica and try to address the issue of Kane & # 39; s absence – regarding Aarons, he insists that his head is not turned by interest from North London .
MAX AARONS IN 2019-20
- Performances: 21
- Objectives: 0
- Assists: 0
- Pure sheets: 3
- Yellow cards: 5
- Tackle success per cent: 77
- Duels won / lost: 90/110
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People say it, but it's generally true: I'm just focused on my football, stand up for every game and am 100 percent ready and work as hard as I can in training to improve, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It (speculation) is something I don't look at. But it's one of those things that happens when the window is open. & # 39; Aarons signed a contract extension last summer, tying him up until June 2024.
When asked if he would benefit from staying in Norwich until the summer, he added: & # 39; Of course (Norwich) gave me this chance to play regularly and hopefully we can sustain that by continuing to improve and keep my performance high.
& # 39; That is absolutely positive, it is a brilliant club and I learn development from the manager. & # 39;
On Wednesday evening the defender faces Jose Mourinho while the Canary Islands travel to Spurs.
Aarons said that he is not sure if Jose Mourinho's party has made a formal offer for him and claim: & # 39; That stuff is handled by the club and my agent.
& # 39; My agent just tells me and the manager just tells me to stay with my football and come in and work as hard as possible and play on the weekend. & # 39;
The Spurs boss admires his talent but feels that he already has offensive options in both full-back positions, with Serge Aurier and Ryan Sessegnon, and his first demand is for more physically dominant alternatives that give him more tactical flexibility would offer.
Ben Davies was injured, although he is expected to return next month and Jan Vertonghen, 32 years old and without a contract at the end of the season, would prefer to operate in the central defense.
Mourinho is impressed by the performance of Japhet Tanganga, who was deployed at the rear right in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough and left back in Watford on Saturday.
Tanganga, a 20-year academic center half, considered leaving White Hart Lane last summer amid interest from various lower-division clubs.
Instead, he signed a new one-year deal with options to expand and is in favor of the new head coach.
Unlike Danny Rose who has 18 months on his contract and was not happy to be overlooked for Tanganga in Watford.
Rose, 29, knows that he can leave Spurs for the right price.
Jose Mourinho reveals heated exchange with Danny Rose emerged from defender who complained about back injury … only for Spurs Star to then report for training
- Jose Mourinho revealed his problem with Danny Rose was the result of an injury
- The Tottenham defender suffered a back complaint but then reported to the training
- Rose and Mourinho had an exchange Watford collision missed after the left back
- The Spurs boss insisted that he & # 39; not a problem & # 39; had with Rose on Tuesday
Jose Mourinho has canceled the lid on his collision with Danny Rose, revealing that the problem came from the defender who complained about a back injury – only to report afterwards for training.
As reported by Sportsmail Rose and Mourinho had a heated exchange after the left back was excluded for the scoreless draw last Saturday with Watford . Rose sought a statement from his manager on Friday, before reporting problems with Mourinho again the day after the game.
The Portuguese tried to clear the air with Air on Monday and insisted on Tuesday that he had no problem with Rose.
& # 39; He was not selected against Watford and Middlesbrough. The reason he wasn't selected against Middlesbrough is that we have a young left back that we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play Ryan Sessegnon, & Mourinho said.
& # 39; On the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I received a call from my medical staff that Danny called them with a problem in his back and he would not train the next day. So Friday, the day before the competition, it was a bit of a surprise that he was ready to train.
& # 39; It wasn't a big deal, but then I decided to play Japhet Tanganga and get Ryan on the couch. & # 39;
Rose, fit to return on Wednesday against Norwich, is being sought by Newcastle on loan, but Spurs would prefer to sell.
Spurs & # 39; interest in Norwich is back Max Aarons has cooled because Mourinho wants a longer, more physical player.
& # 39; Good relationships are based on respect & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho refuses to talk about the prospect Tottenham Edinson Cavani signs in January, but jokes with his & # 39; friends & # 39; at PSG can help him by sending Kylian Mbappe on loan
- Jose Mourinho refused to talk about signing Edinson Cavani from & # 39; respect & # 39;
- The PSG striker is linked to Spurs after Harry Kane sustained serious injury
- Mourinho joked that his PSG & # 39; friends & # 39 ; Kylian Mbappe could send on loan to help
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho refused to be signed on a possible move for Edinson Cavani, joking that the only transfer he would discuss in public was a lending movement for Cavani's Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Tracks are a striker shortly after the damage suffered by talisman Harry Kane earlier this year.
Kane stands on the sidelines for a long period of time with a hamstring problem, fueling speculation that Tottenham could focus on 32-year-old Cavani, who has asked PSG to leave this month.
Atletico Madrid and It is thought that Chelsea is chasing the Uruguay international, but speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mourinho said he & # 39; is the kind of man who refuses to talk about players from other clubs, although some managers like that. & # 39;
So when asked directly about Cavani, the Spurs boss said: & # 39; Paris Saint-Germain player! & # 39;
Mourinho was then pushed to see if the Uruguay star would fit properly in his side after Kane's injury.
He added: & I think I have a very good relationship with (PSG owner) Mr. Nasser (Al-Khelaifi) and (sports director) Mr Leonardo.
& # 39; I want to keep that great relationship, and good relationships are based on respect, and I'm not talking about a player from Paris Saint-Germain.
& # 39; Unless you want to make a joke and they are my friends, they could loan Mbappe. I have nothing more to say than that. & # 39;
Jose Mourinho gives up the training field with Danny Rose and insists he & # 39; no problem & # 39; has clash with the defender despite the heated exchange after he left him from Watford
Sportsmail exclusively revealed that the couple was involved in a heated exchange after Rose was omitted from Saturday's 0-0 tie in Watford .
Rose asked Mourinho for explanation after his team was announced Friday and the Spurs boss reasoned that a back injury meant he was not in the best shape to figure out.
Tottenham pulled 0-0 on Vicarage Road, however, convinced he was fit to play, Rose got a bother from Mourinho during the warm-up on Sunday. The two clashed with voices that were raised and spectators who & # 39; a great tension in the air & # 39; described.
Asked if he had a problem with his left back on Tuesday, Mourinho said: & # 39; No. Between me and Danny, no. I don't know what you mean by voltage in the air, I don't have a problem with him. & # 39;
Mourinho revealed that he left Rose out of the game on Vicarage Road after being told late Thursday night. that the defender had a back injury.
& # 39; Then, on the Thursday before Watford, late in the evening, I got a call from my medical staff that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and that he was the next day, & # 39, Mourinho added.
& # 39; Friday was a bit of a surprise to see him train, but still I decided to play with (Japhet) Tanganga and have Ryan (Sessegnon) on the couch. That is the situation. & # 39;
More to follow.
Jose Mourinho and Danny Rose messed up with & # 39; great tension in the air & # 39; after Tottenham's defender was omitted from the Watford stalemate
The rear, 29, sought explanations from the Tottenham boss after his team was announced Friday and Mourinho reasoned that a back injury meant that Rose was not in the best shape to figure out. angry Rose again had trouble with Mourinho during the warm-up training session on Sunday. The two clashed with voices that were raised and spectators who & # 39; a great tension in the air & # 39; describe.
Rose, associated with a move to Watford last summer, reported normal for training on Monday morning where he initially warmed up – with his teammates in front of the TV camera & # 39; s. However, Mourinho decided to take him aside while he and Rose had a one-on-one session.
Conscious of Rose's mood, the Portuguese thought it was best to take the opportunity to bring Rose & # 39; s grievances and frustrations out into the air and restore balance around his team.
The absence of Rose in Watford, in combination with his omission from the mid-week FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough, had raised questions about whether the full-back was still in Mourinho's plans.
Yes, he is part of my plans, Mourinho said. "Last match, FA Cup match at home, very offensive team. We wanted to give Sessegnon another chance to play 90 minutes. Today Rose has a small injury in his back, yesterday we decided to bring only fit players to a match that we knew was going to be physical. & # 39;
Rose, who played 16 games this season, has never been shy to express his frustration at Tottenham, but has underlined his determination to view his contract that runs until 2021. He was critical of their recruitment policy and was made available for transfer last summer.
underlined his strength to stay in the club in October when he said: & # 39; It's pretty clear what happened [in the summer]. People upstairs in Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I said [to them] I have 18 months left for my contract and I am not going anywhere until my contract ends.
You will probably hear something in January [about my future]. I tell you now that I am not going anywhere until my contract is over. & # 39;
Indeed, Rose's blunt approach has sometimes made him difficult to handle for the club. Christian Eriksen, on the other hand, has preferred not to disturb the springs while he sees his contract and is waiting for a possible move this week.
Tottenham waits for a new bid from Inter Milan for the Dane while holding out for their £ 17 million valuation. The club also wants a new full-back, but was able to see Kyle Walker-Peters leave first with Southampton among the front runners for the £ 12m estimated 22-year-old.
PLAYER REVIEWS: Joe Root was the unlikely destroyer with the ball and a star is born in Ollie Pope … but Jos Buttler's time as an English test player could end up
- Ollie Pope made his first test century for England in victory over South Africa
- Joe Root took five wickets with unlikely spell of spin bowling from captain
- ] Jos Buttler looks shot of confidence and his time in the side may end
- Kagiso Rabada & # 39; s lavish celebration has made South Africa expensive cost
England opposed the test series South Africa round with the victory in Port Elizabeth, which brought the tourists up 2-1.
Joe Root played with the ball and Ollie Pope announced himself at the highest level, but Jos Buttler struggled again.
Here, Sportsmail & Paul Newman and Neil Manthorp give his player ratings of the third test.
Dom Sibley – 5.5
Kon did not follow his century in Cape Town with significant innings, but he helped England establish their first unbroken partnership for the first innings at lunch on the opening day of a nine-year test.
Zak Crawley – 6
Getting better every time he flatters. After the Cape Town test made an intelligent technical change and looks better because he has more leg side of the ball in his posture.
Joe Denly – 5
Has hit exactly 100 balls for his 25 and is especially vulnerable to spiders. England wants their top three to keep the fold occupied for as long as possible after all collapses, but it is important to also hit according to the situation.
Joe Root – 8.5
Greedily beaten but shows signs of improved captaincy the younger the party gets. An unlikely destroyer with the ball, even if he bowled too long the last morning. There is no doubt that these two victories have been enormously important for the lifetime of Root & # 39; s leadership.
Ben Stokes – 8
England would have really been in trouble as Stokes had fallen early on the first day. He had to ride his luck early on, especially when giving a sharp chance on short legs in 10, but went on to create a new excellent century. Surprisingly fallible in the field, though.
Ollie Pope – 9
A star is born. We all knew how good Pope is and he proved it here. The only question now is how many test centuries he will take and whether the great old game lasts long enough to play his entire career. Also excellent in the field on short legs.
Jos Buttler – 4
Is England's most talented player coming to the end in Tests? South Africa verbally boarded him after the & # 39; k *** head & # 39; incident with Vernon Philander, and he was unable to cash a situation for him. Keeping was also sloppy.
Sam Curran – 6.5
Has the work that Buttler had to do with the bat by speeding up and supporting Pope. Took Quinton's most important wicket on the fourth day and the run out to win the game and further embarrass England. But he is one of the most vulnerable players for the likely return of Jofra Archer to Johannesburg.
Dom Bess – 8.5
A success story for the rotating fields of Taunton and the Lions line-up that has turned Bess's promise into achievement. A very timely emergence also with the rotating cabinet of England that looks bald. Suddenly a key figure in Sri Lanka in March.
Mark Wood – 8.5
wonderful return to international cricket for one of the most popular figures in the team. Sixes, an excellent catch and wickets in the second innings of South Africa. If he can stay fit, he is world class.
Stuart Broad – 7.5
A clatter of stumps on the fourth morning testifies to its longer length after being fractionally short when England bowed first. A supporting role in this field, but will return to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs with the Wanderers as he gets closer at 500 wickets.
Dean Elgar – 3
Perfect pitch and opportunity for him to dig in but he never settled.
Pieter Malan – 4
Never had many scoring options before he made his test debut, but he has less with better bowlers.
Zubayr Hamza – 2
He is a talented batsman, but has deteriorated in his four tests.
Faf du Plessis – 5
Proactive on the first day and spent time at the fold in the second innings, but out of shape.
Rassie van der Dussen – 2
Had no plan for the off-spinners – had only the first and fifth gear.
Kock Quinton – 3 ]
Failed to cash in three catches. Played the worst shot of the test in the second innings.
Vernon Philander – 2
Shot a pathetic 16 overs from a total of 152 and took no wicket.
Keshav Maharaj – 6
Never given up but ended up with a very expensive five for 180. Have fun knocking at the end.
Kagiso Rabada – 2
Whatever you think of how he celebrated Root's wicket, he shouldn't have done it. Took his team dear.
Anrich Nortje – 5
Tried his heart but did not take his own advice to throw the ball anymore.
Dane Paterson – 3 ]
Handed a test debut because he throws the ball up and waves. Neither succeeded.
Liverpool takes pleasure in Jose Mourinho's defensive tactics in the official match day program after the victory of Tottenham
- Liverpool's official match day program recaptured their victory over Tottenham
- In anticipation of their match with Manchester United, the club made a humorous jibe
- Jose Mourinho & # 39; s heavy defensive tactics were subtly mentioned by the Reds
- Liverpool now tops the Premier League with a margin of 16 points with a game in hand
After getting better from Mourinho and his Tottenham side in the north London the official matchday program of Liverpool, could not resist the possibility of a subtle joke at the expense of their old enemy.
Jurgen Klopp & # 39; s Reds have recently overcome the men of Mourinho by a slender 1- 0 score line, and were subject to certain defensive tactics that have apparently become a trademark of the Portuguese.
Liverpool made a summary of their home game with Manchester United on Sunday and recorded the key moments in the game before the teams were listed.
Making a playful jibe, the reds mentioned the Mourinho formation as a 4-6-0 line-up, reflecting the lack of striking presence of Spurs in the draw.
With Talisman Harry Kane wounded, Mourinho chose to go his way with all the men behind the ball, relying on the counterattacks of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min as the only outlet.
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Liverpool then won the game thanks to a sublime strike in the first half by Roberto Firmino, keeping their unbeaten run intact.
After photos of the program were taken and uploaded to social media, fans were quick to praise the subtle nature of the cheek.
& # 39; This man deserves a pay raise & # 39 ;, one fan wrote, because others suggested that the formation was more like & # 39; 6-4-0. & # 39;
Liverpool followed their victory in North London by returning to Anfield and defeating bitter rivals Manchester United to push themselves further into the open in the title race.
With Manchester City and Leicester in third place, each dropping point, Klopp & # 39; s side opened an opening of 16 points at the top with a game-in-hand still to play.
Liverpool returns to action on Thursday evening when they travel to Molineux to face Nuno Santo & # 39; s Wolves.
The Reds will then play their hand in the hand against West Ham United on Wednesday, January 29.
& # 39; I have never said anything unusual & # 39 ;: Antonio Conte goes back to Jose Mourinho about his criticism of Inter-boss because he spoke publicly about his club striving for Christian Eriksen
- Jose Mourinho criticized Antonio Conte for speaking about Christian Eriksen
- Inter Milan hopes to sign the player before the transfer window closes
- Antonio Conte has accused Tottenham boss Mourinho of turning his words
Mourinho lashed out at Conte about the way he and his club approached the potential transfer, saying that managers should not talk publicly about players from other clubs.
And his remarks clearly did not fit well with his old rival.
& # 39; I no longer talk about the transfer market, & Conte said. "The last time I did it, someone we all know distorted my words, so I won't say anything again.
" I never said anything unusual about the January transfer market that made it difficult for all coaches made. Every time I say something, it is always strengthened or twisted. & # 39;
Giuseppe Marotta, CEO of Inter Milan, has confirmed that the club is interested in signing Christian Eriksen, but is not sure if they succeed.
Eriksen has six months on his contract with Spurs, which means that he is now free to conclude a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs prior to a summer movement.
Inter has now opened discussions with Eriksen, but Marotta cooled the suggestion that he would almost close a deal for the Dane.
& # 39; Eriksen is a Tottenham player, but his contract expires in June, so it is perfectly legitimate and authorized to see his agent during this period & # 39 ;, the chief of police told Sky Sports Italia.
& # 39; That is by no means said that he will come here in January or June, because there is a lot of competition and we do not yet know what will happen. & # 39;
Former Everton miracle Jose Baxter gets career life line in America by Goodison Park stable Tim Tim
Former Everton prodigy Jose Baxter was given the opportunity to save his career in America by former Goodison Park teammate Tim Howard.
Howard, sports director of Memphis 901, wants Baxter to join him in the United Soccer League (USL) a decade after the midfielder became the youngest player in Everton's history, 16 years and 191 days.
After leaving Goodison Park, Baxter Oldham helped win the victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup but his career then stalled after two suspensions in nine months before drug use while in Sheffield United .
Now 27, he is a free agent after leaving Plymouth in the summer, but is now handling the paperwork to summarize his playing days across the Atlantic.
US international goalkeeper Howard made more than 400 games for Everton until 2016 and was in the goal when Baxter made history by playing against Blackburn in 2008
Jose Mourinho calculates reunion with Chelsea star Willian as Tottenham & keep an eye on the Brazilian & # 39; with his contract that expires this summer
- Willian's future with Chelsea is uncertain with a remaining six-month period on his contract
- Barcelona , Juventus and AC Milan have all shown interest in the Brazilian
- Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with his former player at Spurs
- Tottenham missed the 31-year-old in 2013 when Chelsea landed him
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is planning a swoop for Chelsea star William with the Brazilian contract that expires in the summer, seven years from the north London misses their goal for their rivals.
The future of the 31-year-old at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain, and with only six months remaining on his current deal, he is free to talk to foreign clubs about his availability.Spurs try to get Chelsea star with contract from the Brazilian Brazilian expiredThe 31-year-old was this season in good shape and scored five goals and offered five assists
Spurs saw their own tran spherical because Willian was thrown out of them in the final seconds in 2013 after the Brazilian chose to accompany Chelsea on a £ 30 million move from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Mourinho was the man behind the move from Willian to Stamford Bridge all those years ago and remains an avid admirer, with Spurs seeking to strengthen his attack options after the likely departure of Christian Eriksen this summer.
Chelsea, however, is desperate to hold his sterman after he has offered the player an extension of his current deal, although Willian is looking for a two-year deal plus a pay raise of his £ 110,000 per week's wage.Jose Mourinho, the man who brought William to William wants to reunite Chelsea with the playerChelsea boss Frank Lampard is desperate to keep his star man after the summer
Willian is largely forced to blind in the shadow of E den Hazard for the duration of his stay in West London. However, since the Belgian's departure, the Brazilian has come to the forefront of Frank Lampard.
The 31-year-old set up a man of the match when Chelsea pushed aside Spurs in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last month and called a rasping effort past Paulo Gazzaniga.
Chelsea sees Willian as part of their long-term plans and acts as the perfect foil for Jadon Sancho when they land the coveted young from Borussia Dortmund this month or in the summer.