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Tottenham Hotspur round-up: Barcelona team news, Asensio knocks back interest and Berge rivals

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Tottenham Hotspur round-up: Barcelona team news, Asensio knocks back interest and Berge rivals

A selection of the latest news and gossip from Tottenham Hotspur.

Barca showdown

Tottenham Hotspur take on Barcelona in a crucial Champions League game tonight. Spurs will be looking for a win at the Nou Camp to force their way into the next round of the competition.

Erik Lamela is fit again and could feature after a thigh strain. Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier are both injured. Mauricio Pochettino could hand Kyle Walker-Peters a massive opportunity or play Eric Dier in the role. Moussa Sissoko could also operate as a wing-back.

Mousa Dembele, Juan Foyth, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama are all unavailable.

MUNICH, GERMANY – APRIL 25: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Asensio knock-back

Tottenham have reportedly opened talks with Real Madrid over the potential signature of Marco Asensio.

 

Marca has reported on their back page, as relayed by Sport Witness, that the Spanish talent has knocked back an approach from Tottenham, with Mauricio Pochettino believed to be a big fan.

The 22-year-old has a massive £442 million release clause in his current Real Madrid deal.

Berge rivals

Tottenham may have to fight with Roma for the services of Sander Berge. The Norwegian is reportedly a target for Spurs, with TEAMtalk recently suggesting that he is a £13.7 million target from KRC Genk.

However, Il Mesaggero now reports that Tottenham have competition from the Italian giants.

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