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Tottenham Hotspur round-up: Turf laid, Pochettino adamant on Barcelona and Milinkovic-Savic developments

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Tottenham Hotspur round-up: Turf laid, Pochettino adamant on Barcelona and Milinkovic-Savic developments

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

Turf laid

Tottenham Hotspur have finally started laying down the pitch on their new stadium. The London Evening Standard is reporting that work is finally underway to get turf on the ground of the new ground.

The new stadium has been hit by major delays, with Tottenham recently playing at Wembley and stadium:MK in the absence of their home ground.

Tottenham are said to remain hopeful of moving into the new ground before the end of the calendar year.

Mission impossible

Mauricio Pochettino has again reiterated that he will never manager Barcelona. Spurs take on the Catalan giants in the Champions League this week, hoping to get off the mark in the competition after an opening fixture defeat to Inter Milan.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio during the Serie A match between Roma and Lazio at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 29 September 2018. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Pochettino, who has often been linked with taking the job at the Nou Camp, is a former Espanyol player and manager.

 

Therefore he has made it clear that managing their biggest rivals would simply be ‘impossible’, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Milinkovic-Savic scouted

Tottenham are said to be scouting Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Mirror is reporting that Spurs are looking into the signature of the player, along with Manchester City and Liverpool. He has also just extended his contract until 2023.

The 23-year-old has emerged as a massive talent at the Italian club Lazio, who are desperate to keep him in Rome.

However, he would not come cheap. Earlier this year the Italian club stated the player would cost over £88 million to any interested party. He has also just extended his contract until 2023 within the last few hours.

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