GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,
Daniel Levy is confident he can pull off Mauricio Pochettino’s sensational return to Tottenham.
And Poch is willing to come back to North London after extended talks this week.
SunSport revealed on Tuesday that Spurs chairman Levy was ready to ask Pochettino to take over as manager for a second time.
We also told you the Argentine is prepared to leave Paris Saint-Germain and head back to White Hart Lane as he has been unhappy in France.
Both parties have now held talks over a reunion that would improve the chances of Harry Kane staying put — as Levy faces a battle to keep his star striker this summer.
Pochettino, devastated by his 2019 axe, also believes he has unfinished business at Spurs.
Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger says he has been ‘marked’ by racial abuse forever.
Chelsea’s German defender fought his way up from poverty to tomorrow’s Champions League final in Portugal.
Ahead of facing Manchester City, Rudiger said: “Do you know how many times I have been called a n****r? Do you know how many times I have been told to go back to Africa?
“Eight years old, I had to ask Dad: ‘What is this word, n****r?’
“When you grow up being called that, you can choose to ignore it or you can fight.
“Many times, I had to fight — I had to bleed.
“The whole world will watch the Champions League final and I want to use my voice.
“This is not a ten-minute conversation, or an Instagram caption, this is my life.”
And finally, RB Leipzig star Ibrahima Konate has passed a medical and is set to join Liverpool.
That is according to ESPN, who claim that Konate is set to become the Reds’ first signing of the summer transfer window.
Konate completed his medical a few weeks ago and is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Merseysiders.
Liverpool are reportedly on the verge of meeting the talented centre-back’s £35million asking price, which they will have to pay in one instalment.
If all goes well then the 22-year-old will link up with his new team after the Under-21 European Championship where he competes with France.
Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on Konate ever since 2017 when the defender was playing for Sochaux.